St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty

November 25, 2013 Published by

St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty, South Bend, Indiana, has launched an employer resource network, or ERN, in cooperation with Michiana Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). The purpose is to provide employers with support for their entry-level workers so that businesses…

Cascade Engineering

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Cascade Engineering Cascade Engineering’s welfare to work program—based on Bridges constructs and strategies—has dramatically reduced turnover in entry-level positions and, the Grand Rapids, Michigan, company estimates, saved millions of dollars in social costs. Results: Cascade reduced turnover in its welfare-to-work program from 62% in 2000 to 3% in 2009. Cascade…

The Vermont State Council

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The Vermont State Council The SHRM Vermont State Council received a 2008 Pinnacle Award, sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Automatic Data Processing (ADP) for its “Working Bridges Out of Poverty Project.” In conjunction with for-profit, nonprofit, and government agencies, the council delivered Working Bridges training to…

Cincinnati Works

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Cincinnati Works Putting thousands of people in poverty to work, keeping them employed, changing the local economy, improving lives—in a time when there is so much bad news out there, Cincinnati Works is a wonderful story of success and what individuals can do to effect change in great proportion. Here…

Humility of Mary Health Partners

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Humility of Mary Health Partners, Youngstown, Ohio, used Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World with front-line employees to help them transition to new work groups with new rules and expectations. They wanted to provide employees with the knowledge and principles they would need to navigate their new environment. After training…

Kent State University – Salem

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Kent State University – Salem and aha! Process worked together to train 90 licensed practical nursing (LPN) students in Columbiana and Trumbull counties, Ohio, in Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World. The goal was to meet the increasing demand for nurses by improving retention rates in LPN programs, particularly among disadvantaged adults.…

Ellis Medical, Schenectady, New York

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Ellis Medical, Schenectady, New York, uses Bridges constructs to make significant changes in approaches to serving low-income patients. Results: Ellis improved standing in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranking of healthiest counties in New York for three consecutive years. The percentage of uninsured patients treated at Ellis Health Center Emergency…

The Marion, Ohio, Municipal Court

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The Marion, Ohio, Municipal Court has used Bridges Out of Poverty in a number of ways to reduce recidivism, increase probation and treatment compliance, and improve outcomes. One initiative to improve driver’s license reinstatement and reduce repeat offenses has resulted in 75% of driver’s license offenders obtaining a valid driver’s license,…

Refined By Fire Ministries, LA

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Refined By Fire Ministries, LA, uses Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World with adult offenders in Louisiana prisons. Results: Five offenders released after completing Getting Ahead reported improved resource-building. Of the 10 individuals still incarcerated: All had remained write-up free Three became members of the Toastmasters Club Three became members of…