Tag Archive: Bridges Out of Poverty

Is Your Community at Risk?

November 6, 2014 Published by

“12 Thinking Tools for Bridges Out of Poverty Communities” by Philip DeVol is being presented in 12 separate blogs. The paper is for people who are already using Bridges concepts and want to deepen the work of their community collaboratives. Poverty is becoming increasing complex, requiring not only a new…

Moffat County United Way Receives $50k Grant for Bridges Initiative!

October 6, 2014 Published by

We are pleased to announce that Moffat County United Way’s Community Impact Program has received a Daniels Fund grant of $50,000 for their Bridges Out of Poverty initiative! After Moffat County offered available national data and conducted research on existing Bridges communities, the Foundation was so impressed with the successes…

Bridges Out of Poverty Spanish

Bridges Out of Poverty will be available in Spanish on Friday, September 26th!

September 17, 2014 Published by

We’re expanding our offering of Spanish products and services with the upcoming release of Puentes para Salir de la Pobreza: Estrategias para profesionales y comunidades (Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for professionals and communities)! With the upcoming release, two of our most popular books are now available in Spanish: Hacia Adelante…

Three Classes at the Table

September 11, 2014 Published by

“12 Thinking Tools for Bridges Out of Poverty Communities” by Philip DeVol is being presented in 12 separate blogs. The paper is for people who are already using Bridges concepts and want to deepen the work of their community collaboratives. Poverty is becoming increasing complex, requiring not only a new…

Theory of Change

August 7, 2014 Published by

“12 Thinking Tools for Bridges Out of Poverty Communities” by Philip DeVol is being presented in 12 separate blogs. The paper is for people who are already using Bridges concepts and want to deepen the work of their community collaboratives. Poverty is becoming increasing complex, requiring not only a new…

Bridges & Getting Ahead Initiatives at Upper Valley Haven (VT)

August 1, 2014 Published by

In this blog entry, Renee Weeks, Director of Shelter & Clinical Services at Upper Valley Haven (VT), shares detailed results of her organization’s Bridges and Getting Ahead initiatives circa May 2014. The Upper Valley community straddles the Connecticut River in northern New England, encompassing approximately 45 small towns in Vermont…

Mental Models of Economic Class

July 2, 2014 Published by

“12 Thinking Tools for Bridges Out of Poverty Communities” by Philip DeVol is being presented in 12 separate blogs. The paper is for people who are already using Bridges concepts and want to deepen the work of their community collaboratives. Poverty is becoming increasing complex, requiring not only a new…

bridges to health and healthcare book cover

Our newest book, Bridges to Health and Healthcare, is now available!

June 20, 2014 Published by

If you have unlimited means, our U.S. healthcare system looks pretty great. If you’re middle class, the view may not be so great, and if you’re at risk or living in poverty, it’s likely dismal. Additionally, it’s costing our country an enormous amount to care for people in poverty after…

Community Health Clinic – Bridges Success Story

April 14, 2014 Published by

By Debora McDermed, Ph.D A Nevada local health clinic is currently a partner to the Bridges initiative, and the following story is a work in progress with changing the culture and outcomes in delivering health care. As with many health care providers, the challenge of no-shows and late appointments was…

Paths Out of Poverty in Huntington County, Indiana

March 11, 2014 Published by

Karen Hinshaw, a Health and Human Sciences Educator for Purdue Extension in Huntington County, Indiana, is using “Bridges” constructs to enact sustainable change in her community. Purdue recently outlined her efforts in the quarterly release of its Agricultures Magazine. Hinshaw sites the teachings of Dr. Ruby Payne, co-author of Bridges…