Scholarship Recipients Named

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Emerge Solutions Learning and Commitment Scholarship: Holland Gibbs, Weddington, NC; Sarah Hill, Waterloo, IA; Carrie Montgomery, Hot Springs, AK; and Lanetria Washington, Maumee, OH. The scholarship helps to defray expenses to attend aha! Process’s Addressing the Challenges of Poverty annual conference in Indianapolis, IN, Sept. 22-24.

Nominations Now Open: 2019 Emerge Solutions Scholarships to aha! Process Conference

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Emerge Solutions Learning and Commitment scholarships to the 2019 aha! Process Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference. The scholarships are available for graduates of Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World and Investigations into Economic Class in America who could benefit from attending the conference. For more information and a nomination form, click here.

Best Practices Facebook Page Now Open to Email List Members

Emerge Solutions has expanded membership in its closed Facebook group, Emerge Best Practices, to include anyone who is on our email list or asks to be added to our list. Click here to request your free membership in the group and join the exchange of ideas to help end poverty. To be added to the email list, email You’ll not only be able to join our Facebook group, but you’ll also receive our quarterly newsletter with news you may find helpful in closing the economic gap in your community and beyond.

Board of Directors Changes

Anastasia Howard has been elected vice-president of the Emerge Solutions Board of Directors. Ana has extensive experience in healthcare communications and is currently a writer/editor at First 5 LA, Los Angeles, Calif. Joining the board are three new members: Carrie Arnold, chief human resources officer, Sunshine Communities, Swanton, Ohio; Eschelle Gilkey, Ed.D., graduation success coordinator, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, Okla.; and Ebony Johnson, Ed.D., executive director of Student and Family Support Services, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, Okla.