Economic Empowerment

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. […]
September 23, 2021

Ruth’s ‘ah ha’ moment

Getting Ahead graduate Ruth Perez says her “ah ha moment” during the Money & Me class hit on a topic that she loves — ice cream. Regular trips to a local ice cream shop with her 10-member household (of three generations!) is expensive, but before taking this class they wouldn’t […]
September 15, 2021

‘What do I do?’

When Kenyatta Moore heard about Getting Ahead she was in the middle of what she describes as a “perfect storm.” The mother of two from Waxhaw was full-time caregiver for her mother, taking college courses, helping her daughter with autism complete virtual school and she had just lost her customer […]