Bridges goes ‘Legally Blonde!’
Treasure McKenzie, Director Muskogee Bridges Out of Poverty
Sherry Sides, Legal Aid Attorney embedded in Muskogee Bridges Office.
January 3, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
“You got in to Harvard Law?”
“What? Like it’s hard?”
Tune in to see how Muskogee, Oklahoma, acquired an attorney for Getting Ahead graduates. Providing free legal services for Getting Ahead investigators eliminates barriers that are preventing them from achieving success. Hear interesting case studies and details of how one community turned an opportunity into a game-changing solution. Never underestimate the power of a determined group of caring people.
Ready, fire, aim? No! There is a way to develop policies in a logical sequence
Philip DeVol and Gene Krebs
January 17, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Phil and Gene describe how to make policies that treat people equitably at the city, county, and state levels. They offer a complete Bridges model, including analytical tools, a sequence for policy development, and much-needed information on how to engage political and community leaders.
The MAMA project: Embedding Getting Ahead in a program for sustained support
Bonnie Bazata, Ending Poverty Now Program Manager, Pima County, AZ
Tina Limon, MAMA Navigator, Pima County, AZ
Alisa Aponte, MAMA Graduate
February 7, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
We know Getting Ahead is a powerful, even transformative curriculum, and many community efforts are looking at ways to provide sustained support after the class completes. This support not only assists the Getting Ahead graduates in meeting their goals, it also continues the partnership so graduates can help develop community solutions.
MAMA (Mothers in Arizona Moving Ahead) is one program model that starts with Getting Ahead and incorporates circles of care, allies, and navigators into a year-long program. It also integrates opportunities for participants to have a voice in their community. Learn more about the MAMA program components and outcomes in this webinar.
When people work together, great things happen!
Christina Fulsom, Founder and Network Weaver, East Texas Human Needs Network
Mike Simon, Community Impact Specialist, Simon Solutions
February 21, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Learn new and exciting ways to maximize the effectiveness of the Bridges movement in your community. Discover how innovative technology and collective impact strategies are advancing a more comprehensive and holistic approach to transforming people’s lives.
Workplace Stability and Getting Ahead in the Workplace: A view from both ends of the spectrum
March 7, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Ermina Soler shares her experience of living in daily instability and making the transition to a stable situation. Her move out of daily instability was so effective, she went on to become a certified trainer of Workplace Stability and a certified facilitator of Getting Ahead in the Workplace. Ermina will discuss some of the barriers and challenges she faced maintaining her home life in daily instability while also adapting to workplace expectations. On the stability end of the spectrum, Ermina will share how Workplace Stability and Getting Ahead in the Workplace provide supports for businesses and employees. These strategies reduce barriers for employees, and that improves employee retention, productivity, and well-being.
Money & ME: A financial literacy education system
March 21, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Financial literacy is a critical component of success in life. Learn how Money & ME was strategically written for people who are in survival mode and living paycheck to paycheck. This system includes workbooks and kits, technology, and training for organizations who are inspired to help low-income people take control of their money and their lives.
Understanding poverty from the pews (postponed)
Postponed until further notice
Use Bridges to Health and Healthcare and What Every Church Member Should Know About Poverty to better equip faith-based leaders by helping them understand and elevate the level of care for their members. Understanding socioeconomic status from the pews can serve as a prevention strategy, as well as a proactive approach for barrier elimination in the event that congregants have a hospital encounter.
Registration Link Coming Soon