Economic Empowerment

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December 13, 2023

Getting Ahead graduation Dec. 21

Our current Getting Ahead group is graduating and YOU’RE INVITED! Come celebrate their hard work on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Central UMC in Monroe. Dinner provided. To RSVP, call 704-248-2648. Want to help provide gifts for our grads? Shop needed toiletries & household cleaning supplies on our Amazon […]
October 27, 2023

Thrive! Union hosts poverty simulation Nov. 9 in Monroe

Could you survive one month living in poverty? Find out Thursday, Nov. 9 from 10am – 1pm at the Union County Human Services Agency in Monroe whenThrive! Union presents a Community Action Poverty Simulation. The simulation was developed by MissouriCommunity Action Network as an experience to break down stereotypes by […]
October 13, 2023

What skills can you share?

Did you know that we host monthly resource meetings? These fun, informative sessions are for Getting Ahead graduates as they move through their journey out of poverty and into stability. We’ve had sessions on everything from couponing and canning to budgeting, car repair and planning for home ownership. Last month […]
September 5, 2023

Getting Ahead grad to get Habitat house

We’re so proud of Getting Ahead graduate Holland who will be breaking ground Saturday, Sept. 9 on a Habitat for Humanity house in Matthews! Holland was part of the first official graduating GA session in June 2018. Thank you Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity for sharing this story with us! […]