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Bridges as an Economic Development Tool – Why Would You Do It?

January 22, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne describes how Bridges Out of Poverty can be an economic development strategy for communities. Bridges Out of Poverty as an Economic Development Model Listen in as I talk about how Bridges Out of Poverty can be used as an economic development model. Posted by Ruby...

What is Ruby reading?

January 21, 2019 Published by

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan is based on a true story that begins with a 17-year-old boy caught in World War II in Italy. In the postscript, the man is 90 years old. He helped Jews get across the Alps to Switzerland to escape the Nazis as a...

Happy employees = happy customers

January 9, 2019 Published by

Is employee turnover eating your lunch? The average cost-per-hire for companies Is $4,129, a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey finds. Forty-two days is the average time it takes to fill an open position. When I asked a human resource manager why she worked on stability issues, she said,...

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Top 5 reasons to attend Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference 2019

January 4, 2019 Published by

This once-a-year opportunity provides an experience that leaves you energized and thinking about embedding the Bridges constructs in a whole new way. The conference brings together authors, consultants, and people from around the U.S. and abroad to discuss outcomes and changed lives. Broaden your professional network. The sessions are presented...

Reflections on the coming year

December 19, 2018 Published by

It’s really possible right now to get caught up in the “noise”—the media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, politics, news—the supply is endless. The cacophony of facts and fabrications can be deafening. I have decided to limit it to 10 minutes a day in the coming year. Just enough noise to be...

What is Ruby reading now?

December 18, 2018 Published by

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a novel about a young girl whose family moves to Alaska (the “great alone” of the title) in the 1970s. Her father is a Vietnam vet with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—before PTSD was recognized as it is today. The book is truly about...

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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...

We are more alike than we are different

December 11, 2018 Published by

I would definitely not be the woman and mother I am today if Bridges Out of Poverty hadn’t been introduced to me! I have grown so much as an individual by just learning new tools and having a support system of all these amazing role models. I am so grateful...