Emerge Solutions

Breakthroughs in Closing the Economic Gap

Make plans to join us in Toledo Ohio from October 7-9, 2024 for the 2024 National Conference Addressing Poverty. If you are already an Emerge Solutions member you get a special discounted rate. And if you aren't a member yet, registering for the conference will get you a link for a free membership until the end of 2024.


Embark on a profound journey of inspiration and collaboration at "Together We Thrive," our esteemed national conference dedicated to addressing the crucial issue of poverty. This unique gathering provides a platform for participants to delve into the experiences of those working tirelessly to uplift individuals facing poverty, learning from their challenges and triumphs.

At the heart of the conference are compelling narratives shared by individuals who have dedicated their lives to making a difference. Discover firsthand the impactful stories of empowerment and resilience as speakers recount their journeys of working with communities in need. These narratives serve as powerful catalysts, driving a collective commitment to fostering positive change.

In addition to the enlightening stories, "Together We Thrive" is a hub for showcasing successful programs that have proven effective in breaking the cycle of poverty. Learn about innovative initiatives that have made a tangible impact on individuals' lives and communities. Gain insights into the strategies that have worked, enabling you to apply these lessons to your own endeavors.

This conference is not just about passive learning; it's about equipping you with tangible tools and actionable strategies. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and sessions designed to provide practical solutions for addressing the multifaceted challenges of poverty. Walk away armed with knowledge and resources that can be directly applied to your work, fostering a more effective and compassionate approach to community development.

Moreover, "Together We Thrive" is a unique networking opportunity, bringing together professionals, advocates, and enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds. Forge connections with like-minded individuals who share a passion for social change. Exchange ideas, collaborate on potential projects, and build a network that extends beyond the confines of the conference, creating a lasting impact on your journey to combat poverty.

In essence, "Together We Thrive" is more than just a conference; it's a collective movement towards a brighter, more equitable future. Join us as we unite to empower, inspire, and create meaningful change in the fight against poverty. Together, we can truly thrive.


About Us

Emerge Solutions promotes lasting solutions to close the economic gap and build community sustainability at the local, regional and national levels by building a network of advocates to advance economic inclusion and opportunity across our communities. We believe we can be a positive force for closing the economic gap by supporting initiatives to advance economic equality through collaboration, education, advocacy and proven solutions.

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.

Our Purpose

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

Why You Should Join

Networking through our community of practice

Discover best-practices, share ideas and challenges, and ask questions

Access resources, articles, and tips & tricks that you can use NOW!

Exclusive educational opportunities from experts in poverty alleviation

Take a quest - join book clubs, classes, webinars, and conferences

Access the directory of members

Meet Our Team


We also are happy to accept donations to scholarship investigators and graduates into the network.

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