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How to avoid a riot after a police-involved shooting

November 19, 2018 Published by

The potential for a riot seemed inevitable. A police-involved shooting had just taken place in an inner-city community in Toledo, Ohio, and the crowd was very tense. Toledo Police Chief George Kral drew on his 30+ years of experience to bring calm to the scene—and he drew from insights shared…

Krebs to interviewer: Politics not an organization of hatreds

October 31, 2018 Published by

In an interview with Akron Today Magazine, Gene Krebs and Phil DeVol remind us that politics is not the way we organize our hatreds. Instead, in their work with Bridges Out of Poverty communities, the pair “have seen people of all political persuasions working together on poverty issues.” That all-in-together…

New release: A Framework for Understanding Poverty, 6th Edition

October 23, 2018 Published by

New Chapters on the Brain, Intersectionality, and Parents Simple, proven strategies that schools can start using today With a view through an economic lens that has only become sharper and more focused since its initial publication in 1995, Framework’s premise is unchanged: Middle-class understandings of children and adults in poverty…

‘Opportunity Atlas’ provides hard data to deepen community discussion

October 11, 2018 Published by

In Bridges and Getting Ahead we identify four causes of poverty.  One of the research clusters is about “Community Conditions.” The Opportunity Atlas can be used by Bridges trainers to deepen community discussions. Getting Ahead groups can investigate this information when they are in modules 4 and 8. People are…

SATtalks: Saccocio brings Bridges to national church leaders conference

September 20, 2018 Published by

Michael Saccocio is an aha! Process consultant who has transformed Schenectady, New York, using antipoverty concepts and strategies from Framework, Bridges, and Getting Ahead. But what you may not know is that the network Saccocio built would not have been possible without his strong faith and a church-backed mission. In…

Together Initiative to cover 900 miles to Atlanta in fifth annual bike trip

September 18, 2018 Published by

For five years bicyclists from The Together Initiative have been traveling hundreds of miles to attend the Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference. The conference is hosted by aha! Process and sponsors Emerge Solutions and CharityTracker and runs September 23 to 25 The bikers always start from Pequea Valley, Pennsylvania,…

Using government partnerships to bridge the gap and get ahead

September 17, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Getting local or state government involved early on in your Bridges efforts can reap big rewards, especially if the end goal is to create communities where everyone can live well. In this session, you will hear the Bridges story unfold from…

Getting Ahead in small-town rural America

September 14, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Poverty looks different in rural areas, and often, the resources to address it are much fewer. This means that rural communities face unique challenges when addressing poverty, but they also have unique strengths. This session will share strategies designed to help…

From vision to action: Building a national Getting Ahead network

September 13, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Five years ago, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a national Catholic organization providing direct assistance to those in need, embarked on a plan of systemic change rooted in dignity and empowerment. See how this volunteer organization built a Getting…

Emerge Solutions—Growing Bridges communities of practice

September 12, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Does your Bridges Community of Practice have easy access to information to move the needle on poverty? Can you identify individuals and organizations that bring skills to the table? Whether your Community of Practice is new or experienced, finding allies and…