Tag Archive: Bridges Out of Poverty


Why attend our Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference?

February 19, 2018 Published by

@ljacksonahaproc Because this conference looks at reducing poverty in your communities through the lens of economic class. Because, it uses the core constructs and strategies of Bridges Out of Poverty, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students, Getting Ahead and other core products in the strategy.... View Article

Morning Conversations: Volunteering to fight food insecurity

December 14, 2016 Published by

Several weeks ago the Bucks County Opportunity Council, the anti-poverty organization in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and the Hunger Nutrition Coalition sponsored a Morning Conversation titled “White Bread, It’s What’s for Dinner.” Morning Conversations are a means for community members who have participated in Bridges training to continue the conversations about... View Article

Bridges mental model shares big picture and path to policy change

November 22, 2016 Published by

Through the years it has been exciting to watch communities embed the Bridges Out of Poverty model. So many creative ideas have emerged from collaborations, breaking down barriers and moving to next levels. Individuals, institutions, and communities are being changed by this innovation. As the movement spread and more people... View Article

Morning Conversations: Bridges Out of Poverty

November 18, 2016 Published by

Conversation is an art that is slowly fading from our world of instant messaging and cryptic texting. Conversation at its best: Is personal, meaningful, and courageous Is an exchange of ideas and thoughts Allows deeper understanding and sets the foundation for the implementation of thoughts and ideas The Bucks County... View Article

Muskogee named Bridges Out of Poverty Community of the Year

September 20, 2016 Published by

At the 2016 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference in Orlando, aha! Process will name Muskogee Bridges Out of Poverty the 2016 Bridges Out of Poverty Community of the Year. Bringing many sectors of the community together at the planning table is a central strategy of Bridges, and Muskogee, Oklahoma,... View Article

Building bridges in education

August 2, 2016 Published by

I am fortunate to work in a school district that recognizes the power in the Bridges Out of Poverty philosophies. In December, our school hosted a training for all communities in southeast Iowa. Since that training, crazy and incredible things have been happening in our “Bridges journey.” One of the... View Article

Moving forward with Bridges

March 10, 2016 Published by

Our Bridges Out of Poverty workshop here in Dunnville, Ontario (Canada) was amazing. We were sold out, and well attended with over 200 people; half members of the community and half from agencies (service providers). Really good considering the major snowstorm the day before! Attendees included our local member of... View Article

Getting Ahead grads are going to work. But what if available jobs add to instability?

March 4, 2015 Published by

@PhilDeVol Summary:  People completing Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World (GA) frequently enter a work world of instability and disengagement. Instability is associated with flex hours, temporary work, outsourced contractual work, and part-time jobs instead of full-time work. Disengagement comes from being expendable to the employer; not having a meaningful... View Article

Does Your Community Need a Bridges Steering Committee?

December 22, 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... View Article