Posts by Lynn Jackson:

Call for nominations: Honoring Bridges Community Award

June 8, 2017 Published by

The second annual Honoring Bridges Community Award committee is taking nominations! The selected site will be announced at the 2017 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The selected community will receive $1,000 in free products from aha! Process and will be featured on the aha! Process website and…

Why should my community have aha! Process certified trainers?

March 6, 2017 Published by

As communities begin to gain a deeper understanding of the Bridges model, I am often asked why they would have people become certified in any or all of the sectors. My answer is that having certified trainers is a way to throw open the doors in your community to share the…

Certification process for the Getting Ahead series

December 24, 2016 Published by

The Getting Ahead body of works has matured! Beginning in 2017 Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World will become a certified facilitator training. This training will join Getting Ahead While Getting Out and Getting Ahead in the Workplace as a certified facilitator training. What does this mean? Beginning in 2017…

Bridges mental model shares big picture and path to policy change

November 22, 2016 Published by

Through the years it has been exciting to watch communities embed the Bridges Out of Poverty model. So many creative ideas have emerged from collaborations, breaking down barriers and moving to next levels. Individuals, institutions, and communities are being changed by this innovation. As the movement spread and more people…

Why attend our Addressing the Challenges of Poverty National Conference?

March 26, 2015 Published by

@ljacksonahaproc Because this conference looks at reducing poverty in your communities through the lens of economic class. Because, it uses the core constructs and strategies of Bridges Out of Poverty, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students, Getting Ahead and other core products in the strategy.…

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference Recap

October 11, 2014 Published by

Is there a better way to begin a conference on poverty reduction than greeting 16 bike riders who trekked from Lancaster, PA to Nashville, TN, riding through wind, rain, fog and ultimately sunshine, to raise awareness? Chuck Holt, Executive Director of The Factory Ministries (a Bridges Out of Poverty community…

Building a Healthy Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative

July 19, 2013 Published by

Have you ever watched an adventure movie where you see those explorers out in front of the movie’s hero getting caught up in a trap that wraps around their ankles and shoots them into the sky? Or they are scorched by the dragon awaiting them? Or they are the first…