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Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin'-By World

Getting Ahead in a just-Gettin’-By World is a book and a 40-hour workshop that helps individuals in poverty build their resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their families, and their communities.
The Getting Ahead curriculum:
  • Involves rigorous work done in a safe learning environment with the support of an experienced facilitator and co-facilitator.
  • Enables participants, called “investigators,” to examine their own experience of poverty as well as explore issues in the community that impact poverty − banking, housing, jobs, transportation − providing critical information the community can use to take action to end poverty.
  • Guides investigators through an assessment of their own resources and how to build those resources as part of their move to self-sufficiency.
  • Puts the concepts, tools, and relationships in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives and in the life of their community.

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