Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World

Getting Ahead is a 14 week program, where participants meet twice a week for two and a half hours to examine their own experience living in instability 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 and daily stability. Getting Ahead puts concepts, tools, and relationships in the hands of people living in instability to make a difference in their own lives and in the life of their community.

Call the Marion Matters office at 740-223-2999 to schedule an appointment to sign up.

Financial Literacy

Money & Me is the last 2 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 Financial Literacy.