Bridges Out of Poverty

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Bridges Out of Poverty is a national antipoverty organization that helps people move toward upward mobility.
The focus of Bridges is on socioeconomic class differences, and helping people understand the importance
of these factors and how they are related to their lives.

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.

One Body Collaboratives (OBC) is the managing organization for the community implementation, including creating a Community of Practice and implementing the Getting Ahead curriculum for individuals in poverty.  One Body Collaboratives, through its Resource Coordination Center will provide ongoing support and resources for graduates of the Getting Ahead program.

Bridges Out of Poverty Resources: 

Project Summary

2021 Results Report

Community of Practice Summary

Workplace Stability Program 

 Bridges Out of Poverty video:

For more information about the aha!Process and Bridges Out of Poverty, click here.

Article: What Can the Faith Community Do to Address Poverty? 

For more information, or to become a partner is this program, please contact Mary Cacioppi, Executive Director, One Body Collaboratives at 815-985-1311, or by email: