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Video: Changing lives along the way

December 13, 2018 Published by

“Together we are a lot smarter than we are alone,” says Erik Orndorff, superintendent of Pequea Valley School District. Erik chats about the initiatives in his community that take students from preschool to their “First Choice.” Orndorff says: If we change somebody’s life along the way, we feel that’s the…

Video: Ruby Payne introduces Framework 6th Edition

December 4, 2018 Published by

In this video, author and educator Ruby Payne introduces the brand-new sixth edition of her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Framework changed the conversation in education when no one was talking about economic class. Now with new chapters on brain development, parents, and race and intersectionality, Framework continues to…

Video: Developing indigenous leaders

November 29, 2018 Published by

In this video, Michael Saccocio, executive director and CEO of the City Mission of Schenectady, chats about developing indigenous leaders and giving everyone a seat at the table of community transformation.

Video: After Getting Ahead, we have to walk with them

November 21, 2018 Published by

Carla Boyd is the director of career and employment services for Danville Area Community College. In this video she talks about what comes after Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World. From the video: “I have two students I’m thinking about. One of them is a young man who was at…

Enjoy every moment: A Thanksgiving video message

November 16, 2018 Published by

Krebs to interviewer: Politics not an organization of hatreds

October 31, 2018 Published by

In an interview with Akron Today Magazine, Gene Krebs and Phil DeVol remind us that politics is not the way we organize our hatreds. Instead, in their work with Bridges Out of Poverty communities, the pair “have seen people of all political persuasions working together on poverty issues.” That all-in-together…

New release: A Framework for Understanding Poverty, 6th Edition

October 23, 2018 Published by

New Chapters on the Brain, Intersectionality, and Parents Simple, proven strategies that schools can start using today With a view through an economic lens that has only become sharper and more focused since its initial publication in 1995, Framework’s premise is unchanged: Middle-class understandings of children and adults in poverty…

Care for others and bring out your best with ‘cathedral thinking’

October 2, 2018 Published by

Poverty is a complex issue. It may be easier to figure out how to support life on Mars than end poverty. Or at least we are willing to put far more resources into it. One challenge is that many people are looking for a cheap and quick way to fix…

Ruby Payne embarks on ‘Emotional Poverty’ national tour

September 25, 2018 Published by

Ruby Payne, author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty, is touring throughout the U.S. to promote her new book and professional development training, Emotional Poverty. Payne’s previous national tours for Framework were wildly successful; her speaking engagements alone have reached more than 1 million people. Framework has sold nearly 2…

SATtalks: Saccocio brings Bridges to national church leaders conference

September 20, 2018 Published by

Michael Saccocio is an aha! Process consultant who has transformed Schenectady, New York, using antipoverty concepts and strategies from Framework, Bridges, and Getting Ahead. But what you may not know is that the network Saccocio built would not have been possible without his strong faith and a church-backed mission. In…