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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...

Video: Ruby Payne introduces Framework 6th Edition

December 4, 2018 Published by

In this video, author and educator Ruby Payne introduces the brand-new sixth edition of her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Framework changed the conversation in education when no one was talking about economic class. Now with new chapters on brain development, parents, and race and intersectionality, Framework continues to...

Video: Developing indigenous leaders

November 29, 2018 Published by

In this video, Michael Saccocio, executive director and CEO of the City Mission of Schenectady, chats about developing indigenous leaders and giving everyone a seat at the table of community transformation.

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Video: After Getting Ahead, we have to walk with them

November 21, 2018 Published by

Carla Boyd is the director of career and employment services for Danville Area Community College. In this video she talks about what comes after Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World. From the video: “I have two students I’m thinking about. One of them is a young man who was at...

How to avoid a riot after a police-involved shooting

November 19, 2018 Published by

The potential for a riot seemed inevitable. A police-involved shooting had just taken place in an inner-city community in Toledo, Ohio, and the crowd was very tense. Toledo Police Chief George Kral drew on his 30+ years of experience to bring calm to the scene—and he drew from insights shared...

Video: Hunger is the greatest thief

November 15, 2018 Published by

In last year’s November talk heading into the holiday season, the focus was on food. From the video: “Food is always attached to celebration, to holidays, to belonging, and to well-being. Probably one of the most interesting pieces I’ve read was an article out of Syria—Aleppo. A well-educated man, about...