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Register now! September 19 – September 21, 2021

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty brings together all sectors of a community in one venue for networking and learning in order to create healthier, stronger communities, colleges, and schools.

This practitioners’ conference showcases best strategies and champions who are successful implementing the core aha! Process strategies as exemplified in the Bridges model and in communities, organizations, and individuals who use the work. This annual event focuses on bringing all parts of a community together to build sustainability in all sectors: schools, criminal justice, higher education, businesses, health care, and more. It is time for us to join forces. Learn how to move your mission forward. Network with others facing challenges similar to yours. Learn from experienced practitioners. You can choose from a range of session strands depending on your interest:

  • Health and Business Sectors
  • Faith, Family, and Youth
  • Criminal Justice
  • Getting Ahead
  • Building Bridges Communities
  • Higher Education/Investigations
  • Government
  • Policy

You will:

  • Gain tips, strategies, and best practices
  • Grow your network
  • Get inspired
  • Break the cycle of poverty
  • Build sustainability in all aspects of communities
  • Learn from other practitioners

COVID Response at the 2021 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference

aha! Process is committed to providing you a comfortable learning environment while you are in San Antonio for the 2021 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference. We will continue to monitor the mandates set by the Norris Conference Center – San Antonio, the City of San Antonio, and the State of Texas. At this time, masks are not being required at the conference, but you are welcome to wear a mask during our time together. There will be sanitizing stations throughout the Norris Conference Center. aha! Process will also provide wristbands so you can signify your level of comfort with handshakes and hugs.

If you experience any symptoms of illness, including COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, or vomiting during the conference, we ask that you not enter the Norris Center and instead seek medical attention.

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