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Many bridges to cross: Small treasures

January 8, 2018 Published by

Surviving with limited resources can lead to keeping secrets, as the following episode from my childhood illustrates. At age five I stood peeking over the side of the washtub watching Momma rub Daddy’s shirt up and down on a washboard. After scrubbing for several minutes she put the shirt in…

Call for presenters: Addressing the Challenges of Poverty 2018

December 20, 2017 Published by

Are you ready to submit your proposal to present at Addressing the Challenges of Poverty? aha! Process is now accepting proposals for presentations for the 2018 conference scheduled for September 23–25 in Atlanta. You can also take advantage of early bird pricing by registering for the conference before February 1. This…

Podcast: Bridges Out of Poverty overview

December 15, 2017 Published by

Greetings from Greenville, South Carolina! Bridges Out of Poverty is a lens. It’s how you look at what you do every day in a different way. It helps you to look at economic class and be able to see that systemically, to see the environments of economic class and how…

How the criminal justice system can be an ally in the decriminalization of poverty

December 11, 2017 Published by

The beginning of America’s criminalization of poverty This nation has criminalized poverty from the very start. Between 1615 and 1699, English courts sent approximately 2,300 convicts to the American colonies as indentured servants. Jamestown, Virginia, used this free labor to work the profitable tobacco plantations. As Jamestown prospered and the…

Podcast: Staying ahead and making the future relevant today!

December 8, 2017 Published by

with Jessica Echols Our education core is Getting Ahead. Whether it’s Getting Ahead in the Workplace or Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World, that is our core education piece. What we noticed is that as people got through Getting Ahead, got to develop their language, and got their aha! moments,…

How aha! Process gives back: Time, talent, and treasure

December 4, 2017 Published by

It is the holiday season, a time to enjoy blessings and to give blessings. As many of you know, aha! Process is engaged in social entrepreneurship—it is our goal to break the cycle of generational poverty by developing resources and providing training, information, and models to do that. At aha!…

From a 30,000-foot view: Building a Bridges community

December 1, 2017 Published by

One of the things that really resonated with myself, with Phil DeVol, and all of us was this real need for what to do next after Getting Ahead. And that really prompted myself and some others to really go off the grid and start to look at: How do we…