Reducing the social costs of poverty, strengthening the workforce, and building a more prosperous and sustainable community are goals on which most communities agree. aha! Process’s Bridges Out of Poverty community support program provides a family of concepts, workshops, and products to help employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way. Bridges brings people from all sectors and economic classes together to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out of poverty.

See where Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead sites are located on this map. To add your initiative or update your information on the map, please email Lynn Jackson at

The Bridges Out of Poverty community support program helps communities:

  • Move individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency
  • Reduce social costs related to crime, poor health, and welfare
  • Strengthen educational attainment and job skills
  • Enhance economic development
  • Improve on-the-job productivity
  • Revitalize neighborhoods
  • Build sustainable communities where everyone can live well

Explore our recommended programs designed around your community’s specific needs:

  • Building Community Sustainability: Learn how to make yours a community where everyone can live well, reducing social costs and leveraging human capital for greater stability and prosperity.
  • Getting Ahead: Learn from our experts how to facilitate a Getting Ahead program to support individuals emerging from poverty.

Click to learn about our workshops delivered to your organization, national training events, and our critically acclaimed resources. Also, see our list of upcoming free webinars!

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Looking for more information on how to develop your own community support program? Call (800) 424-9484, or request information online.