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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…

Creating a system to overcome homelessness

September 10, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight In October 2017, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as the only community in the United States to ensure that both veteran homelessness and chronic homelessness are rare, brief, and nonrecurring. Learn how…

Bridging the gaps

September 6, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Eddie Polanco has been personally impacted by the transformative influence of “bridging the gaps.” His personal journey that began with Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World has progressed to organizational initiatives at the City Mission in Schenectady, New York, and has…

Better together

September 5, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Young people who grow up without a decent education, in a broken home, or in a hostile environment are often trapped in a life of poverty and don’t know how to acquire the skills to be successful. Dawn Morris will examine…

A cutting-edge approach to workplace stability: An inside look at vertical training of company leaders

September 3, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight There’s no question that Bridges training in the workplace is valuable for companies today, but are we training the right people? This session explores the path of one company that implemented a groundbreaking approach to training staff in Workplace Stability concepts:…

Sustainability and funding for your Bridges community

August 31, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight This breakout session will provide four easy steps that Bridges communities can implement to see true economic impact and future sustainability. Learn how building social capital through community involvement will better serve under-resourced families while simultaneously bringing new depth and meaning…

Life Guides: Breaking the barriers of generational poverty

August 29, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight The Life Guides program at Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan takes a new approach to dual generational service. This 20-year partnership with families allows staff and families to build lasting relationships that become the foundation for growth. This is all rooted…

Getting ahead when the justice system puts you behind

August 27, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight The justice system is not designed to rehabilitate the incarcerated. Though people have left the prison walls, they are still imprisoned by their records, unable to find work, and unable to get ahead on their fees and fines. Learn about how…