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Conservatives and liberals work together on poverty

July 17, 2018 Published by

Phil DeVol and Gene Krebs have been featured on multiple television shows recently in support of their book Bridges Across Every Divide. The book outlines how political progressives and conservatives alike can put aside their differences to work on policies that work for the poor. Check out their recent panel…

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What educators need to know about Ruby Payne’s book ‘Emotional Poverty’

June 13, 2018 Published by

“If only they were motivated, if only they were not so angry, if only I felt safer.” School safety is now a primary concern for educators, who are increasingly frustrated by confrontations over students’ disruptive and unproductive behaviors. But information about the emotional sources of this behavior is lacking, as…

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Examining, understanding, and mitigating the benefits cliff effect

May 21, 2018 Published by

Ever since President Lyndon Johnson launched a set of domestic programs aimed at ending poverty and racial injustice, as a nation we have tried to reduce (if not eliminate) poverty, homelessness, and disenfranchisement. Those domestic programs range from the Food Stamp Act of 1964, the Social Security Amendments of 1965…

Graduation up 10% since West Burlington started Investigations into Economic Class

March 28, 2018 Published by

West Burlington Jr./Sr. High School in Iowa has made significant gains since implementing The Corners program, which uses the Investigations into Economic Class in America curriculum. The Corners is part of the larger southeast Iowa Bridges Out of Poverty initiative. The Iowa Association of School boards reports that the school experienced…

Krebs proposes fund to aid rural towns, fight opioid epidemic

February 14, 2018 Published by

Gene Krebs spent eight years in the Ohio House of Representatives, three years on a local school board, and four years as a county commissioner. Now he’s proposed a state fund that would aid rural communities and help battle opioid addiction in Ohio. Krebs has been a research executive in an…

Corpus Christi Mission 911 offers Getting Ahead, housing for homeless

February 5, 2018 Published by

Mission 911 in Corpus Christi, Texas, provides temporary housing and support for the homeless. They can even accommodate men with children, a rarity among shelters. This and other features of Mission 911 are things that make organization founder Tony Reyes smile. Reyes says of the mission: “One day, after attending…

What’s the next action step? Road maps for each sector

September 18, 2017 Published by

Check out these implementation road maps for our various sectors. Feel free to use them to start a discussion! Don’t forget to download the PowerPoint slides for your presentations! Jump to: K–12 Community Criminal Justice Business/Workplace College Achievement Alliance Health and Healthcare   A Framework for Understanding Poverty road map…