Economic Empowerment

July 6, 2022

A Getting Ahead Story: Discovering food pantries

Shortly after starting her Getting Ahead journey, Sarah Schfield discovered a valuable resource to help provide her children with nutritious meals: Common Heart’s food pantries!! A single Mom of two, Sarah – who’s a Russian native – said she had never even heard of a food pantry and didn’t know […]
June 3, 2022

‘Getting Ahead saved my life’

When Tacara Howard walked into her first Getting Ahead group session she was “heavy hearted.” Still grieving the loss of her Mom, she had just gotten out of a bad relationship, was homeless, unemployed and sleeping in her car. This single Mom of two boys, ages 9 & 14, said […]
May 19, 2022

You can help: Getting Ahead graduate needs vehicle repair

UPDATE: Thanks to your donations, this need has been met! 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 […]
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 […]