Economic Empowerment

September 2, 2021

Changing poverty into prosperity

After years of struggling to keep up with medical bills following major heart and kidney issues, Marie “Rosie” Kreutzer was in trouble. Food always seemed to be running low and this self-described “positive person” was emotionally and physically drained.  She was in line at a Common Heart drive-thru mobile food […]
August 26, 2021

‘What Getting Ahead means to me …’

2020 Getting Ahead graduate Sharon Crowder shares about her experience in last year’s focus group. Now as a member of our Advocates for Change group, Sharon is cheering on the new graduates as she operates a new online shop. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sharon! My experience in Getting Ahead […]
August 3, 2021

Aug. 17: Getting Ahead Graduation

Join us in-person, via zoom or Facebook Live on August 17 from 6:30-8pm for the graduation of our third Getting Ahead cohort of 2021!! Their theme is “Wake Up & Change Poverty into Prosperity.” The dress is casual – or pajamas!! Time for a little fun and celebration because this […]
August 3, 2021

Aug. 21: Advocates for Change Poverty Simulation

UPDATE: This event has been postponed … stay tuned for a new date. Walk for a little while in your neighbor’s shoes as our Advocates for Change group hosts a poverty simulation on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 302 East Windsor St., in […]