Emerge Solutions was founded under the name Advancing Bridges at the 2012 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty National Conference. The organization began as a collaboration of Bridges Out of Poverty communities seeking to help local communities address poverty. The name “Emerge Solutions” was adopted in September 2015. The new name and our tagline, “Breakthroughs in Closing the Economic Gap,” better reflect our mission, emphasis on collaboration, and our expanded focus on seeking out and promoting proven solutions to transform communities from a broader range of sources. Today, Emerge Solutions is a member-driven, international organization that supports communities working to advance economic equality.

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Our Purposes

  • Serving as a network for sharing ideas, best practices and funding opportunities
  • Facilitating research, data collection and evaluation
  • Collaborating with regional and national agencies, organizations and businesses
  • Identifying and advancing effective tools to stabilize individuals and communities
  • Educating policymakers at all levels about how the economic gap impacts society, and about how we can create healthier, more vibrant and more sustainable communities for everyone
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Join A Committee

Committees are a great way to get to know other Emerge Solutions members, hone and contribute your skills, and help advance the cause of closing the economic gap.

Emerge Solutions currently has two committees:

The Best Practices Committee identifies and disseminates best practices for reducing economic disparity across diverse sectors and geographical regions.

The Marketing and Membership Committee works to develop effective communication tools such as the website and the newsletter to enhance member benefits and expand membership.
To join one of these committees, please contact us.