Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By World

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World is a sixteen-week course for individuals that experience the struggle of limited resources. Participants are welcomed each Tuesday night with a good meal and an opportunity to meet new friends that could be supportive on their journey out of poverty. Childcare is provided.

 Participants will learn: 

  • What causes poverty?
  • Is my housing cost a part of my instability? 
  • What are the hidden rules and language of each income class? 
  • How strong are my resources? Which do I need to build to stabilize? 
  • What community resources would help me? 

Many participants have experienced exciting changes in their lives such as college graduation, a higher paying job, and stable housing. The majority have been greatly encouraged to take their next step to a better future story. 


Class time

Tuesday evenings – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Getting Ahead has taught me to dream again!
         -a Graduate

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Food coordinator – an individual that will assign existing groups and sponsors to a calendar for 16 weeks. Involves inviting groups to participate, provide essential information, and meet group on Tuesday evening at 5:00 pm. Food coordinator works with group to set up room and serve. Stays until group has cleaned up, approximately 6:15 pm. 
  • Provide food – as a group, business, or individual, supply food for current participants and their families plus graduates and facilitators. Typical number for food provision is 40. Serve the food on Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm and use the opportunity to be encouraging and supportive for those that are taking the courageous steps to break the cycle of poverty.