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Podcast: Why won’t my Hispanic students speak English?

November 17, 2017 Published by

I wanted to talk about today’s topic. I know it can be politically loaded. And what I would like to do is take the political thread out of it in order to better serve students. Which is often the case, when we take out some of the elements of anything...

When you are hungry

November 13, 2017 Published by

I am writing from Spain, where I am visiting my son, son-in-law, sister, and my two stepdaughters. My husband, Tee, was not able to come with us. In Spain, breakfast is from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m., lunch is from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., and dinner is from 8:30...

Staying Ahead podcast debuts in partnership with Howard Community College

November 10, 2017 Published by

Getting Ahead in Howard County, Maryland, has come a long way since graduating its first Getting Ahead group last year. The Howard County Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency’s initiative has been especially focused on “Staying Ahead,” a network of resources and supports that remain available to Getting Ahead graduates after they’ve...

Many bridges to cross: ‘Safe’ harbor

November 8, 2017 Published by

Daddy’s brothers—my uncles—visited frequently when I was a child. They would show up unexpectedly and “stay” with us for a few days, weeks, or months, then disappear, usually during the middle of the night. I enjoyed their visits, but things seemed to change each time one left and the other...

New to aha! Process? Here’s your vocabulary cheat sheet!

November 6, 2017 Published by

One of the most powerful aspects of the Framework and Bridges concepts is that they provide a common language for talking about poverty and other economic class issues in a community. However, if you are new to Framework and Bridges, some of the vocabulary may be more like a hidden...

Podcast: Rural strategies for implementing the resource builder model

November 3, 2017 Published by

In some of our rural communities, because of the natural resources, we’ve seen a lot of resource extraction. But with the change of our economy, that has become less of a mainstay as far as an economic feeder. Lumber, agriculture is still very big in some rural communities, but some...

Use Amazon Smile to support aha! Process sites

November 1, 2017 Published by

When you shop with Amazon, you can support many Bridges Out of Poverty communities by starting from smile.amazon.com and selecting a charity. That organization then gets 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases. Given the volume of business on Amazon.com, that small percentage can turn into big dividends. Bookmark...

One word: Fantastic – Getting Ahead in my own words

October 30, 2017 Published by

Thank you everyone for celebrating our Getting Ahead graduation. Thank you to the kind and generous sponsors of this program, Tri-Lakes Cares, for providing space and all those great meals and gift cards, and especially to Professor Regina Lewis for her expertise and her time to make this program possible....