Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World

Getting Ahead is a 13 week program, where participants meet twice a week for two and a half hours to examine their own experience in poverty as well as explore issues in the community that impact poverty, such as banking, housing, jobs, and transportation; providing critical information the community can use to take-action to end poverty. Facilitators guide participants 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.

For more information check out this flyer.

If you would like to refer someone to the getting ahead program, please fill out the Referral Form and email it to Michelle at mr.marionmatters@gmail.com.


Financial Literacy

Money & Me is 3 weeks of The Getting Ahead Experience. The Money & Me mission is to provide a high-quality financial literacy education system for low-income people and help alleviate financial stress. Money & Me is broken down into six one-hour sessions: Reality Check, Responsibility, Smart Shopping, Eliminate Debt, Budget, and Take Control. Participants are provided a workbook and organizing tools to help them achieve money management success.

For more information check out this flyer.


Wednesday Workshops

Wednesday Workshops are a safe opportunity to build personal resources to Stay Ahead after Getting Ahead.

The second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm.

Open to the public and Getting Ahead graduates.