Economic Empowerment

January 31, 2023

Key Volunteer Opportunity!

Getting Ahead meals needed There’s LOTS of chances this year to prepare (or purchase!) a meal for the hard-working Moms, Dads (& their kiddos!) in one of our Getting Ahead work groups. This is a fantastic opportunity for church, school or neighborhood groups to serve together! Opportunities available in Marshville. Arrangements can […]
November 30, 2022

Help fill Getting Ahead graduation baskets!

Before the end of the year, we’ll have not one but TWO Getting Ahead sessions ready to celebrate their completion of this life-changing focus/empowerment group! For each graduate (we expect about 20 this session), we provide a basket full of basic household essentials that you can’t buy with food stamps. We’re collecting […]
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 […]