Economic Empowerment

May 19, 2022

You can help: Getting Ahead graduate needs vehicle repair

It’s been a couple years since Desiree has been in our Getting Ahead economic empowerment group but she’s still using the skills she learned. Since GA, she was able to negotiate a raise (twice!) at her current home health care employer, boost her credit score and network, using local resources […]
March 31, 2022

Welcome, Sarah!

Getting Ahead graduate now hired as Getting Ahead Coordinator You may recognize one of our newest employees… Sarah Kimbrough, our Getting Ahead Coordinator. Sarah is a Getting Ahead graduate who we’ve been thrilled to add to our staff!  She’s a Union County native who graduated from Parkwood High School and […]
October 29, 2021

Getting Ahead graduate cooks up business on her path to stability

Getting Ahead success story alert!  We’re so proud of our Getting Ahead graduate Sharon Crowder who has recently opened a business following her passion: cooking.  Level Up Spicy Kreationz Southern Kountry Komfort Food & Spice is a full-service catering business and Sharon also makes and sells her spices separately (43 […]
October 20, 2021

Free workshop: Intro to Financial Literacy

Are you looking to take control of your finances? We’re partnering with South Piedmont Community College to host this three-session, in person workshop. FREE and open to the public! Masks required. Workshop will be held on the following Saturdays from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at our East Union Empowerment Center in Marshville. […]