Getting AHEAD in a Just-Gettin'-By World
Helping people build a futrue story
A central component of this initiative is called Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World. This is a curriculum that engages the working poor and those of generational or situational poverty. Working in groups of 10 or 12 with a facilitator, they investigate together the impact poverty has had on them and their community. This curriculum is not a quick shotgun approach, but rather a 16- to 20-week process. By the end, graduates will have evaluated their personal situations, assessed their resources, and developed a self-directed plan to achieve economic stability.

Getting Ahead May be Just What you've been looking for!
Are you tired of worrying about the rent, cut off notices, and groceries?
Do you want to build a better life for yourself and your loved ones?
Getting Ahead is only for people who want to make a better life for themselves and their loved ones.
It helps the participants find and build resources so they can put together their own plan and make the changes that will lead them into a more stable, secure, and happy future.
Through guided activities and talking with others, you will discover resources in yourself and in the community, you will look at why people are poor and set personal life goals.  This can be your first steps toward a better future.
If you are interested in attending our next Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World class please submit the form below making sure to write Getting Ahead application on the subject line.  If you prefer an application be mailed to you simply include your address in the message portion.
Module 1    My Life Now
Module 2    Theory of Change
Module 3    The Rich/Poor Gap and Research on Causes of Poverty
Module 4    Hidden Rules of Economic Class
Module 5   The Importance of Language
Module 6    Eleven Resources
Module 7    Self-Assessment of Resources
Module 8    Community Assessment
Module 9    Building Resources
Module 10  Personal and Community Plans

What We Study

Getting Ahead Class Application

Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin-By World classes are held twice a year and space is limited.  If you are interested in participating in the next class, please contact us.  We will be sure to get you an application and information needed to make this very important decision for you life.