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Podcast: From getting ahead to staying ahead

June 23, 2017 Published by

One of the interesting things in Howard County is that because we live in such a wealthy county, we understand the magnitude of those who are living in poverty and those who are living in crisis, the magnitude of the need they have. You’re in such a wealthy county, but...

Nuevo lanzamiento: ¿Qué partes de ti mismo realmente te pertenecen? Un proceso para construir tus recursos emocionales

June 21, 2017 Published by

El bienestar total comienza con la salud emocional. Conforme avanzamos en la vida, muchos de nosotros cedemos o perdemos partes vitales de nuestro ser. Utilizamos energía invaluable en personas y circunstancias que limitan nuestro crecimiento. El dolor relacionado con el pasado; los viejos patrones de pensamiento y de conducta; las...

7 ways to move out of poverty without disrespecting your roots

June 19, 2017 Published by

I recently received the following message via our website: Hi! I’m new to aha! Process, but I have a personal question about generational poverty. Both of my parents came from a long line of generational poverty. I turn 30 next week. I am a full-time registered nurse, and my husband is about to start a career as a nurse practitioner....

Podcast: Partnerships that matter in higher education

June 16, 2017 Published by

We are all here for the same reason. Universities are trying to prepare people for life, for community life, for school life, for whatever area that they’re going into, and we know that K–12 schools are preparing children as well. We realized that at the university level, because there’s so...

Fresh vegetables, $40K per family, and Community Action Month in Bucks County

June 14, 2017 Published by

Big things have been happening in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) has been connecting people with resources in exciting ways that have gained recognition from local government. The Board of County Commissioners of Bucks County issued an official proclamation on May 17, 2017, that May would...

Many bridges to cross: One too many questions

June 12, 2017 Published by

People who know my work in Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading may not realize that I also grew up in generational poverty. I want to share an episode from my own life that illustrates how generational poverty and lack of education contribute to the achievement gap and students’ reluctance to...

Podcast: Tactical Communication

June 9, 2017 Published by

After you join a law enforcement agency, the idea is that as you proceed in your law enforcement career, middle class hidden rules become more and more prevalent and begin to mold the type of police officer you are and your performance in the community. But then we take someone...

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...

The numbers tell a winning story – but only if you enter your data!

June 8, 2017 Published by

Dear Getting Ahead facilitators and sponsors, Together we can tell the story of the Bridges and Getting Ahead movement with numbers that speak to supporters, funders, and other community leaders—but we need your help! It’s crucial that you enter follow-up data as soon as possible. On June 30 CharityTracker will...