Economic Empowerment

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August 30, 2023

Sept. 16: The Power of TED workshop

Don’t miss this workshop! September 16: Brand new offering! The Power of TED* The Empowerment Dynamic.  For the past several years we have offered this training as part of our Stability & Growth workshops for graduates of Getting Ahead. With this workshop, we begin to offer a full Power of TED* Workshop to our allies, […]
August 16, 2023

Congrats Getting Ahead graduates!

Our Getting Ahead Session is “Pressing on for a Better Future” – the theme they chose for their graduation ceremony last week! CONGRATS to Jeanette, Patricia, Bobbie, Allison & Shannon!!! These dedicated friends have been working incredibly hard over the past 17 weeks investigating poverty in their own lives and our […]
July 11, 2023

Getting Ahead: Samantha’s story

Getting Ahead graduate Samantha Covington said when she started attending her Getting Ahead session a few months ago she felt stuck. Her husband lost his job during the pandemic and started his own business repairing motors & transmissions. She owns a catering business, but with two kids, ages 4 and […]
May 31, 2023

Getting Ahead – Beverly’s story

When Beverly Walker first heard about Getting Ahead she was waiting in line at a mobile food pantry with our friends at the Community Shelter in Monroe. Health issues put her on work disability two years ago and Beverly said she was “in a rut and didn’t know how to […]