Poverty is defined as the extent to which an individual does without resource. When it comes to money, the poverty line for a household of two adults and three children is $24,858 (2017 US Census Bureau). New Mexico has the second highest poverty rate per capita at 19.7% of its population. That means every fifth resident or about 400,000 in our state lives day-to-day financially.
We provide HOPE For Tomorrow
Our approach to all help is guided by these four fundamental pillars of poverty which are the focus of our foundational text Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World from aha! Process
We help strengthen the individual by facilitating groups of individuals from different economic classes to investigate the causes and effects of poverty in our communities. Then we host classes for participants of all ages, high school to adult, to help move people out of generational poverty.
Behaviors of the Individual
The choices, behaviors, characteristics and habits of people in poverty
Workplace and Life Skills
Learn what employers need from a productive employee....
Human and Social Capital in the Community
The resources available to individuals, communities, and businesses.
...then add skills that make you stand out from the rest.
How people in poverty are exploited because they are in poverty.
First, focus on how money and financial systems operate and how to manage them...
The economic, political, and social policies at the international, national, state, and local levels.
...then learn the mindset required to be relevant in the economy.