Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' by World
Getting Ahead puts the concepts, tools, and relationships in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives and in the life of their community.
About the Program
The curriculum involves rigorous work done in a safe learning environment with the support of an experienced facilitator and co-facilitator. Participants, called “investigators,” are encouraged to examine their own experience of poverty and explore issues in the community that impact poverty − banking, housing, jobs, transportation − providing critical information the community can use to take action to end poverty. Participants conduct a community assessment investigating different aspects of their community. Program facilitators guide investigators through an assessment of their own resources and how to build those resources as part of their move to self-sufficiency. Getting Ahead puts the concepts, tools, and relationships in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives and in the life of their community.
This is a 12-14 session class. The classes are informative and fun, and we provide childcare, a family-style meal, and a gift card or other incentive for every class you attend.