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Using government partnerships to bridge the gap and get ahead

September 17, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Getting local or state government involved early on in your Bridges efforts can reap big rewards, especially if the end goal is to create communities where everyone can live well. In this session, you will hear the Bridges story unfold from...

Getting Ahead in small-town rural America

September 14, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Poverty looks different in rural areas, and often, the resources to address it are much fewer. This means that rural communities face unique challenges when addressing poverty, but they also have unique strengths. This session will share strategies designed to help...

From vision to action: Building a national Getting Ahead network

September 13, 2018 Published by

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight Five years ago, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a national Catholic organization providing direct assistance to those in need, embarked on a plan of systemic change rooted in dignity and empowerment. See how this volunteer organization built a Getting...

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...

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Book review: ‘Emotional Poverty’ is a text to savor and share

September 11, 2018 Published by

Thank you for Emotional Poverty! I have been an aha! Process fan since the late 1990s when I was trained in A Framework for Understanding Poverty. I have every book you have written. But…in my opinion, Emotional Poverty is THE BEST! This text is the most cross-disciplinary, practical, emotionally stimulating...

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...