Economic Empowerment

June 24, 2021

Dynamic duo graduate from Getting Ahead and earn GEDs in same week!

When Ruth Perez signed up for Common Heart’s Getting Ahead focus group it was during a very stressful time. Her Mom was in the hospital with COVID, she was working toward her GED, and her family had been without water for three months because they couldn’t pay the bill. She […]
May 26, 2021

Getting Ahead virtual graduation June 9

Please join us (virtually!) Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. as we celebrate our 10 Getting Ahead graduates! These hard-working neighbors are starting their journeys out of poverty and into stability and we’re so proud of all the accomplishments they’ve made so far! You’ll hear stories about their experiences and […]
December 1, 2020

Getting Ahead & Staying There

This article appears in the digital magazine “Thanks & Giving” presented by the Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group in honor of GivingTuesday on Dec. 1. See page 12. Thanks & Giving Magazine 2020 by Charlotte Media Group – issuu #CMGGivingTuesday Our Economic Empowerment programs were given a big boost as we […]
June 24, 2020

Exciting News!

Have you heard??? We’ve started to move supplies into what will soon be the East Union Economic Empowerment Center in Marshville! This 3,850 square-foot facility located at 6022 West Marshville Blvd., will serve as a staging area for this small revolution of kindness for our eastern Union County food pantries and outreaches. […]