Posts by Chuck Holt:

Podcast: Shaped but Not Defined – Develop Emotional Resources for Getting Ahead Graduates

October 27, 2017 Published by

The question for us is how do we build strong emotional resources for Getting Ahead graduates, and honestly it’s a webinar that could benefit all of us. What we know is that “EQ,” emotional intelligence, is something that changes daily, and all kinds of things in our life call us…

Podcast: Moving from a Bridges committee to a Bridges movement

September 15, 2017 Published by

The Factory Ministries actually started in a sewing factory. That’s how we got the name, just to get that out of the way. We are a faith-based social service agency that works with those who are under-resourced. We provide intakes, assessments, group goal-setting, Getting Ahead classes, I do a lot…

Consultants from poverty offer expertise to U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan

September 13, 2017 Published by

Last year United States Representative Patrick Meehan came to visit our location after he had heard good things about what we were doing. At that time I introduced him to the Bridges framework. I told him that if he ever wanted to understand what life was like for those who…

‘We didn’t have no friends’: Enemies into allies with The Factory Ministries and Getting Ahead

May 30, 2017 Published by

“We got loud with each other and they let me get everything out, and then we sat down and talked. They’re a part of my life. I think I’d be lost without them,” says Joann Awan about her involvement with Getting Ahead and The Factory Ministries in Pennsylvania. “We didn’t…

Bridges certified training: Developing a common language and philosophy about poverty

April 17, 2017 Published by

In 2011 the principal of an elementary school in my area of southeastern Pennsylvania suggested that I attend the Bridges Out of Poverty certified training. Beth Reinhart’s simple suggestion turned out to be a cornerstone for the Bridges Out of Poverty initiative in our community the past six years. During…

The Conundrum of Poverty

September 27, 2013 Published by

By Chuck Holt Today I attended a poverty workshop in our county called “The Conundrum of Poverty.” It was designed for pastors, church people and faith-based organizations. I was invited to be on a panel discussion for one of the sessions. I quickly realized that the information being shared and…