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What Ruby is reading now

April 18, 2019 Published by

Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy by Andrew Newberg is absolutely amazing with the amount of research it has about the brain. Newberg has an approach he calls “compassion communication” with 12 steps. For example, our conscious mind can only...

BB&T ‘Bank Bus’ brought in by Bucks County Opportunity Council

April 11, 2019 Published by

The Bucks County Opportunity Council joined forces with BB&T bank to bring that bank’s Bank Bus to Bucks County. Bank users and unbanked individuals alike were invited to visit. The mobile banking and education unit provides free information, credit reports, and tax services. It’s really more like a mobile classroom...

Getting Ahead Just Set

Getting Ahead mental model from Ruben Perez and Phil DeVol

April 10, 2019 Published by

aha! Process national consultant Ruben Perez and Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World author Phil DeVol have developed a new mental model for Getting Ahead. In this short video, DeVol walks you through the model. Share this with anyone thinking of implementing Getting Ahead in their community. Bridges Out of...

Getting Ahead Just Set

United for a Fair Economy spotlight on Phil DeVol

April 9, 2019 Published by

Phil DeVol was interviewed by the nonprofit United for a Fair Economy (UFE) about the role their work plays in Getting Ahead. “I use UFE’s materials in each of my Getting Ahead books and workshops. The UFE activities using bodies to represent data are a great way to generate discussions,”...

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Join The Glen at St. Joseph for R Rules facilitator training

April 4, 2019 Published by

Dates: Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Place: The Glen at St. Joseph, 611 St. Joseph Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45410 Fee: $99 per person! This Special Pricing includes participant and facilitator workbooks & lunch ($75 value) Seating is Limited: Register soon to reserve...

What is Ruby reading?

March 26, 2019 Published by

The book iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood by Jean Twenge talks about students born after 1995. These students are currently in middle school, high school, and college. Twenge looked at four “large, nationally representative surveys of 11...

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Child poverty, toxic stress, and ‘Driving the Dream’: Marcella Wilson

March 25, 2019 Published by

Diagnosis: Poverty author Marcella Wilson has been busy! Last year the creator of the Transition to Success (TTS) program coauthored the paper “Child Poverty, Toxic Stress, and Social Determinants of Health: Screening and Care Coordination,” which was published in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Transition to Success forms...

Getting out of poverty with Investigations into Economic Class in America

March 12, 2019 Published by

I recently had the privilege of interviewing a graduate of Investigations into Economic Class in America. The following interview shows her growth and understanding. Ruth Weirich: Welcome. This interview is about you taking the college course called Investigations into Economic Class in America. Please tell us your name and where...