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School counselor offers tips for understanding rural poverty

February 14, 2019 Published by

Sherry Slankard is a school counselor with more than 25 years’ experience working with at-risk youth through foster parenting and crisis intervention for runaway youth. She is currently site manager of an after-school program and serves as a school counselor in Olney, Illinois. Sherry became a lifetime certified trainer of...

Podcast: Bridges goes legally blonde!

February 12, 2019 Published by

Treasure McKenzie and Sherry Sides discuss the impact of having a lawyer available to Getting Ahead participants and others in the Bridges Out of Poverty community of practice in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Listen to the podcast.

St. Vincent de Paul prison reentry programs use Bridges, Getting Out

February 7, 2019 Published by

Upcoming St. Vincent de Paul prison reentry initiatives will use Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead While Getting Out, according to Catholic news site Crux. As the federal government and a number of states are changing criminal justice legislation, Bridges sites are gearing up to influence the implementation of...

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Bridges Out of Poverty as an economic development tool

February 1, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne describes how Bridges Out of Poverty supports economic development in communities that struggle with poverty. By bringing together multiple sectors and establishing a common language, Bridges Out of Poverty helps build communities where everyone can live well.

Ruby Payne introduces Michelle Kalish

January 23, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne introduces Michelle Kalish from the aha! Process main office. You can call Michelle with any questions you may have about Ruby Payne or aha! Process and the work that they do.

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Bridges as an Economic Development Tool – Why Would You Do It?

January 22, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne describes how Bridges Out of Poverty can be an economic development strategy for communities. Bridges Out of Poverty as an Economic Development Model Listen in as I talk about how Bridges Out of Poverty can be used as an economic development model. Posted by Ruby...

What is Ruby reading?

January 21, 2019 Published by

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan is based on a true story that begins with a 17-year-old boy caught in World War II in Italy. In the postscript, the man is 90 years old. He helped Jews get across the Alps to Switzerland to escape the Nazis as a...

Emotional Poverty workshop at a glance

January 13, 2019 Published by

This document provides a simplified overview of the Emotional Poverty workshop. In the video, Emotional Poverty author Ruby Payne explains the aims and outcomes of this professional development training for educators looking for ways to encourage mental and emotional health in the classroom. Download the Emotional Poverty workshop at a...