Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty, Inc.

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Year Founded:
2016
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Roger Howard
Main Address:
P.O. Box 540338
Omaha, NE 68111
Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty, Inc.
4343 N. 52nd St.
Omaha, NE 68104
Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty, Inc.
4353 N. 51st. Plaza
Omaha Home for Boys Campus/ Herd Bldg
Omaha, NE 68104

What We Do

Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty empowers under-resourced individuals to change their lives by discovering and overcoming barriers to success. Using the' Bridges Out of Poverty' model which is used successfully in 300 U.S. communities, we have developed a plan to help 50,000 under-resourced individuals lift themselves out of poverty by the year 2026. We help people get out of poverty and stay out.
How do we defeat poverty?
• Classes - 'Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin-By World' is used successfully in 300 U.S. communities with a 75% success rate. 10 weeks of class, meet 2-1/2 hours twice per week.
• Life skills - coaches help graduates achieve their SMART goals
• Alumni - support recent class graduates
• Community support -educate businesses and non-profits in Bridges Out of Poverty concepts

Interesting Info

There have been 306 'Getting Ahead in a "Just Gettin' By" World' class graduates since beginning
We have a 93% graduation rate with significant increases in stability across all 15 areas of the Aha Process Stability Scale.
Our goal is to decrease poverty in the Omaha metro area by 50% in 5 years.

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