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Getting Ahead and resilience: Rose’s story

August 15, 2019 Published by

The list of barriers, obstacles, and setbacks Rose has faced in her life is long, and it seems to leave nothing out. A rape survivor and single mother, she experienced homelessness and addiction as well. Her mother and father, who struggled with their own addiction and mental health issues, passed…

Why Bridges Out of Poverty was an easy fit for me

August 14, 2019 Published by

Why was Bridges Out of Poverty such an easy fit for me? What was it about this process that, when I interviewed Phil DeVol for a webcast, resonated with me so strongly? This process called Bridges had been foreshadowed earlier in my life’s experiences. Way back in the 1980s, before…

Video: Dr. Ruby Payne on CBS Austin’s ‘We Are Austin’

August 5, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne was on CBS Austin’s morning program, We Are Austin, earlier today. In the video, she discusses the importance of students’ emotional well-being inside and outside the classroom. As teachers gear up for another school year, they certainly are considering ways to help students who are in need. Ruby…

National Getting Ahead graduate report

August 1, 2019 Published by

Many thanks to the Getting Ahead sites that are working with Getting Ahead investigators and CharityTracker from Simon Solutions to record the changes in stability and resources. New Getting Ahead sites are encouraged to join; the more data, the more we learn. The more we learn, the better we get…

Are you unconsciously hurting your bottom line?

July 25, 2019 Published by

Unconscious bias about economic class often surfaces in the workplace. Your brain is on autopilot and operates based on how you grew up. Mindsets, habits, patterns, opportunities, and experiences are all shaped by the environment in which we experience our lives. Survival, achievement, and connections are also important. Can you…

Will the poor always be with us?

July 11, 2019 Published by

“Will the poor always be with us?” Good question. Related to that, how do we define “poor”? How do we define success? How do we define our approach to this problem? Will we use a baked-in ideology? Will we say we have the “common sense solution”? Will our solution come…

Call for nominations: Honoring Bridges Community Award

June 13, 2019 Published by

The fourth annual Honoring Bridges Community Award committee is taking nominations! The selected site will be announced at the 2019 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference. The selected community will receive $1,000 in free products from aha! Process and will be featured on the aha! Process website and in the newsletter. With…