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Audiobook excerpt: Crossing the Tracks for Love

October 20, 2017 Published by

What does it mean to be involved with or married to someone who comes from a different class background? Negotiation and a keen understanding of what is occurring are important. Knowledge of the hidden rules is important. Being able to talk about the hidden rules is even more crucial. These…

Webinar podcast: Getting Ahead study shows positive psychosocial change

May 19, 2017 Published by

A national study suggests that Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World results in positive psychosocial changes for participants from poverty. These changes may empower them to overcome obstacles that keep them from moving out of poverty. The study found increases for participants in the following areas: Mental health Social support…

Southeast Iowa Bridges initiative offers support, receives award

March 9, 2017 Published by

Lots of great things have been happening in southeast Iowa, and I’d like to give an update on the progress of our Bridges Out of Poverty initiative. Our Getting Ahead groups have been a huge success, and the next-biggest boost has been the partnerships that are being formed between people, classes,…

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Report shows 62% of Getting Ahead grads have reduced their use of benefits

February 7, 2017 Published by

The first national report of Getting Ahead (GA) outcomes, which was released in early January, shows 62% of GA graduates reduced their use of benefits, 74% decreased their total debt, and 38% increased their monthly income. Thanks to the 199 participating GA grads, facilitators, and organizers from 38 sites in…

Targeted community healthcare boosts outcomes in Memphis

January 31, 2017 Published by

Memphis ZIP code 38109, a neighborhood called Riverview-Kansas, is affected by severe health inequities—more so than any other part of the city. High rates of chronic illness, hospital stays, emergency room visits, and use of charitable services in 38109 led Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to develop a community-driven program in…

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aha! Process is on Instagram!

January 28, 2017 Published by

aha! Process is on Instagram! Check us out and help build the aha! Process Instagram presence by following us. From helpful infographics to short videos and special offers, you’ll find a bunch of enlightening and money-saving tips and tricks at instagram.com/ahaprocess.   Want to live longer? Healthier? And effectively manage…

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Bridges to safe communities: Training begins

October 26, 2016 Published by

Day 1 of our Tactical Communication training begins, and the officers arrive with questions. We are at the Martin Luther KingEvent Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma, a beautiful facility with first-rate services. “Is this about how to talk to terrorists?” “Are we learning how to talk during a hostage crisis or…