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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 2022 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference

aha! Process is committed to providing you a comfortable learning environment while you are attending the 2022 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference. We will continue to follow local, state, and federal mandates.

View call for presenters:

Call for presenters form

View conference agenda:

Conference Agenda

Free for new attendees:

New Attendee Orientation

View scholarships for Getting Ahead graduates:

2022 Scholarship Information

View our event cancellation policy.



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Full registration
$ 649.00
Early bird full registration
$ 599.00
Single-day registration
Allows entrance into the conference for one day only.
$ 350.00
Early bird full registration for presenters
You must be an invited presenter at the conference to use this ticket.
$ 549.00
Full registration for Getting Ahead graduates
You must be a recent graduate of Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World to use this ticket.
$ 295.00
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