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School counselor offers tips for understanding rural poverty

February 14, 2019 Published by

Sherry Slankard is a school counselor with more than 25 years’ experience working with at-risk youth through foster parenting and crisis intervention for runaway youth. She is currently site manager of an after-school program and serves as a school counselor in Olney, Illinois. Sherry became a lifetime certified trainer of…

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Bridges Out of Poverty as an economic development tool

February 1, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne describes how Bridges Out of Poverty supports economic development in communities that struggle with poverty. By bringing together multiple sectors and establishing a common language, Bridges Out of Poverty helps build communities where everyone can live well.

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Bridges as an Economic Development Tool – Why Would You Do It?

January 22, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne describes how Bridges Out of Poverty can be an economic development strategy for communities. Bridges Out of Poverty as an Economic Development Model Listen in as I talk about how Bridges Out of Poverty can be used as an economic development model. Posted by Ruby…

What is Ruby reading?

January 21, 2019 Published by

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan is based on a true story that begins with a 17-year-old boy caught in World War II in Italy. In the postscript, the man is 90 years old. He helped Jews get across the Alps to Switzerland to escape the Nazis as a…

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Top 5 reasons to attend Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference 2019

January 4, 2019 Published by

This once-a-year opportunity provides an experience that leaves you energized and thinking about embedding the Bridges constructs in a whole new way. The conference brings together authors, consultants, and people from around the U.S. and abroad to discuss outcomes and changed lives. Broaden your professional network. The sessions are presented…

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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…

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…