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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…

Southeast Iowa Building Bridges Initiative on Tri-States Public Radio

June 26, 2017 Published by

Listen to a great profile of the work Vern Reed and others are doing to spread Bridges constructs throughout southeast Iowa. In the interview, Reed highlights the need to develop a range of resources, not just financial resources. Physical health and mobility, motivation and persistence, and integrity and trust are…

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David Rockefeller: A life well-lived for 101 years!

March 21, 2017 Published by

The New York Times has an article today about David Rockefeller, who died yesterday (March 20) at age 101. What a remarkable life! He worked well into his 90s. He did not have to do so but became a tireless traveler, banker, and philanthropist. His grandfather, the original John D.…

Who are the new lab rats? Students and teachers

January 27, 2017 Published by

A report was released by the feds recently. According to The Washington Post, $7 BILLION WAS SPENT BY THE FEDS ON LARGELY FAILED EDUCATION POLICIES FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS. Overall, there was little change in student achievement. Am I surprised that it failed? No. Would it have made a…

Former Bridges trainer at TEDMED: I reduced Utah homelessness by 91%

December 11, 2016 Published by

Lloyd Pendleton, a former Bridges Out of Poverty certified trainer, gave a talk at TEDMED earlier this month. In his presentation, Pendleton detailed his journey from failing to understand homelessness to reducing homelessness in Utah by 91%. From Christina Farr’s original article at Lloyd Pendleton grew up on a ranch in rural Utah, an upbringing that taught him values…

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Bridges Out Of Poverty Summit at a Maryland University

October 29, 2014 Published by

On November 14th, Allegany College in Maryland will be hosting the 48th Annual Institute on Medicine and Religion, with a panel based around Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities. Terie Dreussi-Smith, co-author of the book, will be presenting about poverty and healthcare along with a board of specialists in various…