Posts by Phillip DeVol:

MAMA program going strong in Arizona

April 26, 2019 Published by

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By-World is part of the MAMA (Mothers in Arizona Moving Ahead) Program in Tuscon, Arizona. These are remarkable results due to the hard work of the investigators and the comprehensive approach in Tuscon. The catalyst is the Pima County Health Department and the Community Services, Employment,…

St. Vincent de Paul prison reentry programs use Bridges, Getting Out

February 7, 2019 Published by

Upcoming St. Vincent de Paul prison reentry initiatives will use Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead While Getting Out, according to Catholic news site Crux. As the federal government and a number of states are changing criminal justice legislation, Bridges sites are gearing up to influence the implementation of…

‘Opportunity Atlas’ provides hard data to deepen community discussion

October 11, 2018 Published by

In Bridges and Getting Ahead we identify four causes of poverty.  One of the research clusters is about “Community Conditions.” The Opportunity Atlas can be used by Bridges trainers to deepen community discussions. Getting Ahead groups can investigate this information when they are in modules 4 and 8. People are…

National report: How are Getting Ahead graduates doing?

August 3, 2018 Published by

In the first 145 days, 43% of graduates reduced reliance on benefits! A growing number of Getting Ahead (GA) sites are using CharityTracker to celebrate the changes made by GA grads. Getting Ahead sites from 10 states reported on a total of 623 graduates. To arrive at a financial return…

Bridges Across Every Divide Podcast – Episode 4: There is nothing else, just us and the data

May 29, 2018 Published by

Phil DeVol: Having been in a position to watch Bridges Out of Poverty grow, and I wish I could say I was a visionary and all of this came about through my vision, but that would not be at all true, what I find is that Bridges is something that…

Bridges Across Every Divide: Background and facts

May 16, 2018 Published by

Philip E. DeVol and Eugene K. Krebs We have written a new book titled Bridges Across Every Divide: Policy and Practices to Reduce Poverty and Build Communities. Getting ahead is hard to do Poverty percentages have essentially stayed the same since the early 1970s. The middle class is declining. The…

Bridges Across Every Divide Podcast – Episode 2: Tomorrow is another day

May 15, 2018 Published by

with Gene Krebs Phil DeVol: How do we get people from the left and right into this? One of the things that we look at in the different aha! Process books is the four causes of poverty. It’s not just two. Of those four causes, there’s one that conservatives pay…

Getting Ahead facilitator trains healthcare navigators at Case Western

April 9, 2018 Published by

Dr. Heidi Gullett, who is featured in the following article, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and a certified Getting Ahead facilitator. She teaches medical students and Family and Prevention Medicine residents at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is also the inaugural appointee to the…

Podcast: Getting Ahead – The high-octane fuel in Bridges initiatives

March 16, 2018 Published by

Phil DeVol moderates a panel of users of Getting Ahead Thank you everyone for joining us today. Our purpose is to describe the Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World series and to bring in speakers who are using these versions of Getting Ahead. I’m really quite excited to be able…

Podcast: Silos!

March 9, 2018 Published by

As people use our ideas and begin to develop the work in their institutions, before long it kind of gravitates into: “Maybe the different organizations in town that have been using this should come together and build a collaborative.” And that really means getting out of the silos. We talk…