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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...

Newest poverty statistics available now

August 30, 2018 Published by

When new poverty statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau become available, aha! Process compiles the relevant data in easy-to-use formats. In 2014 21.1% of all children lived in poverty compared with 19.7% in 2015. In 2016, the statistic is down to 18%. The reduction in poverty holds in all races...

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...