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The missing link to workforce development

August 22, 2019 Published by

Workforce development strategies across communities attempt to enhance economic stability and prosperity. Common objectives are to identify labor market trends and opportunities and assist citizens in re-entering the workforce as early as possible. Workforce development also works by preparing workers with the skills necessary for a specific type of job. The purpose…

What is Ruby reading?

August 21, 2019 Published by

Energy Medicine by Donna Eden examines the energy systems of the body. Everything that happens in your body is either a chemical or electrical interaction. In the early 1900s, the American Medical Association decided to focus on the chemical (pharmaceutical) and surgical aspects of medicine. The Chinese have always kept…

How to build an aha! Process community? Mexico, Missouri, is a great example!

August 20, 2019 Published by

The Mexico Sustainability Project was formed in Mexico, Missouri, in September 2018. The formation of the group happened after the community had participated in a number of events from aha! Process, including A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges Out of Poverty, and Workplace Stability. A group from the project also…

Getting Ahead and resilience: Rose’s story

August 15, 2019 Published by

The list of barriers, obstacles, and setbacks Rose has faced in her life is long, and it seems to leave nothing out. A rape survivor and single mother, she experienced homelessness and addiction as well. Her mother and father, who struggled with their own addiction and mental health issues, passed…

Why Bridges Out of Poverty was an easy fit for me

August 14, 2019 Published by

Why was Bridges Out of Poverty such an easy fit for me? What was it about this process that, when I interviewed Phil DeVol for a webcast, resonated with me so strongly? This process called Bridges had been foreshadowed earlier in my life’s experiences. Way back in the 1980s, before…

Free Framework audiobook chapter helps teachers understand parents from poverty

August 6, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne’s foundational work, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, has been updated with three all-new chapters. This audiobook chapter on the parents of children in poverty and understanding where they’re coming from contains helpful insights and strategies for teachers. Chapter 12 The Parents of Children in Poverty: How to Understand…

Video: Dr. Ruby Payne on CBS Austin’s ‘We Are Austin’

August 5, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne was on CBS Austin’s morning program, We Are Austin, earlier today. In the video, she discusses the importance of students’ emotional well-being inside and outside the classroom. As teachers gear up for another school year, they certainly are considering ways to help students who are in need. Ruby…

National Getting Ahead graduate report

August 1, 2019 Published by

Many thanks to the Getting Ahead sites that are working with Getting Ahead investigators and CharityTracker from Simon Solutions to record the changes in stability and resources. New Getting Ahead sites are encouraged to join; the more data, the more we learn. The more we learn, the better we get…