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Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World: Building Your Resources for a Better Life

August 24, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Interested in the Getting Ahead program? Clients of Tri-Lakes Cares in Monument, Colorado, are problem solvers and participate in the transformation of their lives and their larger community by investigating their resources and the local environment as they learn how poverty…

Employee Resource Networks—Can they be good for people and business?

August 23, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight By now you’ve probably heard of Employee Resource Networks and how they can help those living in instability. In this session, you’ll learn about Sunshine Communities’ experience with Employee Resource Networks. Through the help of an Employee Resource Network, Sunshine Communities,…

Creative collaborations

August 22, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight As we begin the Bridges work, it becomes clear that we cannot do everything by ourselves. There are far too many issues that need to be addressed where the need for collaborations in the community becomes not just good, but essential.…

Building and owning your community’s online social services directory

August 21, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Access to available services starts with knowing what services are available. Individuals have a multitude of needs, and you can only address a couple of them. For example, how can you make a warm referral to organizations you know can truly…

Bridges, the church, and the town square

August 20, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight This workshop will focus on the role of the church as a transforming presence in the town square. Tim Rogers will consider a brief history of the church’s checkered past as a leading voice in social and cultural transformation and will…

How can Bridges communities support returning citizens?

August 17, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight The barriers facing those returning from incarceration are like the barriers facing anyone in poverty, but their barriers are profoundly more difficult. This moderated panel discussion with Getting Out facilitators and graduates will explore the experience of those returning to the…

The un-separation of church and state

August 16, 2018 Published by

How a church and a public school collaborated to share staff to meet a pre-kindergarten literacy shortfall Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Be encouraged to think creatively about community collaboration by engaging with church and public school leaders who came together to share staff to meet…

Tactical Communication for emergency responders

August 15, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight This breakout utilizes the aha! Process publication, Tactical Communication: Mastering effective interactions with citizens of diverse economic backgrounds by Jodi Pfarr, to train professionals within emergency response services to better understand the effects of generational poverty. As an example, police officers…

Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty: To our partners in defeating poverty

August 14, 2018 Published by

You are an incredible blessing to us! Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty in Nebraska has some measurements! (Thanks to Carl!) Success in our first year: Seventy nonprofits are partnering with us to defeat poverty. We have 12 certified Getting Ahead facilitators and will add more in September. Bridges Out of…

My view from the ridge

August 13, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Dr. Dee Acklie spent her sabbatical teaching fifth grade on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Wanblee, South Dakota, where the average annual income is $6,000. Hunger and lack of resources, along with hope, prevail in many ways in this area…