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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…

Many bridges to cross: Burned butter

October 9, 2017 Published by

Mediation entails explaining to a child not only what to do but also why and how to complete a task. Parents who are overwhelmed with life’s demands sometimes forget or are not aware of the benefits of mediating their children. This episode from my life illustrates what can happen when…

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aha! Process office closed August 25 due to Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017 Published by

We’re sorry, but aha! Process is closed August 25 because of the hurricane. We will reopen and begin shipping orders again on Monday, August 28. Thank you for your patience. UPDATE: Orders will resume shipping later than projected, but we hope to get them out before September 1. Thank you…

A tribute to Richard DuFour

February 9, 2017 Published by

It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Rick DuFour. I had the pleasure of working with him from 1986 to 1990, when he was the principal of Stevenson High School in Illinois. I was working with the regional service center in Grayslake, Illinois, during that…

A tribute to aha! Process consultant Shelley Rex

December 19, 2016 Published by

Shelley Rex began as a consultant and academic coach with aha! Process in 2003. A passionate educator and innovative administrator, you can read more about Shelley on her official aha! Process bio page. She is already missed. Remembrances Ruby Payne: Shelley was an extraordinary human being, an excellent consultant and…

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Upper Midwest Bridges Conference Unites Community to Fight Poverty

July 14, 2014 Published by

There comes a time in the lifecycle of every Bridges community when a bigger voice is needed to get the word out to garner additional community support.  aha! Process recently partnered with Bridges and community leaders in Dubuque, IA in a region-wide conference aimed at expanding the impact of Bridges…

Exploring “How Much of Yourself Do You Own?”

January 13, 2014 Published by

Bridges Summit County recently finished its first field test of Dr. Ruby Payne’s “How Much of Yourself Do You Own?” curriculum, exploring how to build emotional resources. Throughout the countywide collaborative, four Getting Ahead sites served as pilot sites, including OPEN M, a faith-based community agency providing support services and…