Going to the 2019 aha! Process Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference? Emerge Solutions will be there, with a sponsor booth and a presentation (Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 9:15-10:45). Look for us, and find out how you can get a complimentary one-month membership to Emerge Solutions!
After a backlash, the College Board has scrapped the idea of an “adversity score” on the SAT. The score sought to even the playing field for disadvantaged students by providing context for a student’s performance on the test and helping schools identify those who do more with less. The College Board has announced several changes to the tool, introduced two years ago as the Environmental Context Dashboard. You can read about the tool and changes to it here.
It may already exist. An op-ed piece in the Washington Post summarizes research suggesting that the miracle treatment just may be … cash.
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 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.
A new study ranks the states according to affordability for poor people. How does your state stack up?
Two new members have joined the Emerge Solutions Board of Directors. They are Pattie Hamons, consultant, Character Assets, Toledo, Ohio; and Lisa Reed, executive director, Residential Home for the Developmentally Disabled, Coshocton, Ohio. New officers also have been elected. They are president, Carrie Arnold; vice president, Stephen MacDonald; secretary, Treasure McKenzie; and treasurer, Amber Werner. For more information, click here.
Emerge Solutions promotes cross-sector collaboration and knowledge exchange to close the poverty gap and build sustainability across communities, states and nations. To do this more effectively, we’re updating our directory of organizations working to eradicate poverty. Our goal is to better help people connect with each other, forge networks and share information about what works and what doesn’t. Won’t you please help us out? It will take only about four minutes of your time. To participate, please click here. Thank you!
The United Way of Forsyth County in Winston-Salem, N.C. has a job opening for an Executive Director of Partnership for Prosperity. The community has a strong Bridges Out of Poverty initiative, making this an attractive opportunity for a Bridges champion, according to Phil DeVol, who called this to our attention. If you’re interested, click here.