BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY STRATEGIES FOR PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITIES

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Empowering Marginal Communities With Information Networking

Author : Rahman, Hakikur
ISBN : 9781591407010
Genre : Computers
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"This book details how new technologies can help people living in poverty improve their livelihood, increase productivity, improve the quality of services, and empower them if technologies are used in ways that are appropriate to their context and needs"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Computers

Quicklet On Ruby K Payne S A Framework For Understanding Poverty Cliffnotes Like Summary

Author : Jeff Davis
ISBN : 9781614649670
Genre : Study Aids
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ABOUT THE BOOK A Framework for Understanding Poverty provides important insight into the nation’s ongoing difficulty educating poor children. Students from impoverished backgrounds at all levels of America’s education system achieve success at lower rates than students who are not impoverished. The author, Ruby Payne, suggests that individuals who have experienced generational poverty—that is, individuals whose parents also grew up in poverty—behave in certain characteristics ways that put them at a disadvantage in institutional settings like public school. Payne defines generational poverty as different from “situational poverty,” that is the condition of poverty caused by lack of resources due to a particular event like death, chronic illness, or divorce. The idea is that raising oneself out of situational poverty is easier that raising oneself out of generational poverty. MEET THE AUTHOR Jeff Davis is a life long educator with a Ph.D. in English Studies who has taught at both the high school and university levels. He is also an artist and an amateur anthropologist who is a proponent of “First Art,” that art which our ancient ancestors practiced some 30,000 years ago and even earlier. His most recent book, The First-Generation Student Experience, expanded the college student-affairs field describing the challenges of contemporary nontraditional students. Related to his interest in evolutionary biology, he is currently working on a writing pedagogy book that argues that motivation is the most important dimension of the creative process, even more important than skill and native ability. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Payne establishes her working definition of poverty as “the extent to which an individual does without resources” such as financial, emotional, mental, spiritual, physical, support systems, relationships/role models, and knowledge of hidden rules (8). The challenge for the school or work setting is to analyze and understand the available resources before problem solving and to utilize opportunities that impact the non-financial resources. She describes “three aspects of language: registers of language, discourse patterns, and story structure (27). Registers of language include frozen, formal, consultative, casual, and intimate. Dropping down one register in the same conversation is socially acceptable; dropping down two registers is socially offensive. Buy a copy to keep reading!
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Making Strategy Count In The Health And Human Services Sector

Author : Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, JD, FCPP, FAAN
ISBN : 9780826129826
Genre : Social Science
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This is the first guide to achieving long-term impact and social change by employing critical strategies in the health and human services sector. It is based on lessons from a learning lab of 20 human services organizations and their chief strategy officers who, as part of the ìStrategy Countsî initiative, engineered significant improvements in their ability to adjust to change, reap the benefits of more data-driven decisions, innovate in ways that have meaningful impact, and establish fruitful partnerships with companies, communities, and government. The book is based on the findings of a long-term pilot projectóthe Alliance for Children and Families Strategy Counts initiativeówhich focused on enhancing the social impact of human services organizations by increasing their reliance on strategy and its effective deployment throughout the entire organization. Included among these findings are those tools and methods that have the greatest potential to help nonprofits effectively anticipate emerging market forces and adapt strategies accordingly. Replete with lessons learned and case studies, the book will inform a great variety of human services organizations in their quest to improve the lives of children, adults, and families. Key Features: Comprises the first guide to using critical strategies in human service organizations to achieve transformation and long-term social impact Designed to foster agility in adjusting to change, reliance on data-driven decisions, and successful partnerships with companies, communities, and government Describes how the chief strategy officers from a learning lab of human services organizations used strategy to innovate, strengthen organizational culture, and effect meaningful change Based on the findings of the Alliance for Children and Families Strategy Counts initiative
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Think And Act Anew

Author : Larry Snyder
ISBN : 9781608332458
Genre : Religion
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From The Sanctuary To The Streets

Author : Wendy R. McCaig
ISBN : 9781621892410
Genre : Religion
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What does it mean to be church? Is it spending an hour on Sunday with people who look, think, and act much as we do? Or is it something more incarnational that seeks out those who are different, the ones living on the margins? For centuries Christians have presumed that we are to take the gospel to the poor. Instead, Wendy McCaig invites us to receive the gospel from the poor. Through a series of encounters with incarcerated, homeless, and impoverished individuals, Wendy McCaig experienced the mysterious power of Christian hospitality that turns strangers into family. Her gift for storytelling brings this mysterious transformation to life. Inspired by the dreams of a homeless mother who wanted to help her neighbors, McCaig started a ministry that empowers formerly homeless individuals to live out their dreams. Together these dreamers are transforming their city one person, one community, and one church at a time. Her true stories of the least, the lost, and the forgotten in her community will show you the Good News becoming reality in the midst of injustice in ways that will inspire you and deepen your faith. These twenty stories-within-a-story about what ordinary people can do when they come together across racial, economic, and geographic divides to fight poverty will expand your vision of what it means to be the church. With your eyes opened to the needs and gifts of your neighbors, you too can begin to dream God-sized dreams for a hurting world. And as you pray "thy kingdom come on earth," you will be inspired to live in such a way as to make it happen in your own community.
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Critically Engaged Learning

Author : John Smyth
ISBN : 1433101556
Genre : Education
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This book - the finale in a trilogy by the authors - traces the way in which a number of disadvantaged schools and communities were able to move beyond deficit, victim-blaming and pathologizing approaches and access resources of trust, relationships, connectedness and hope. It describes how these Australian schools and communities were able to benefit from working with 'street-level' bureaucrats who had reinvented themselves around notions of socially just forms of capacity-building. The book provides a set of insights into what is possible from a critical engagement for school and community renewal perspective, by working with the resources that exist within disadvantaged contexts, even in damaging neoliberal policy times. "Critically Engaged Learning" breaks new and important ground across urgent and fractured boundaries.
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