Getting Ahead


Get Out of Poverty and Get Ahead!


hispanic manwebDo you or someone you know want to escape poverty? “Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World” is a 16‐20 session workshop which provides the tools and support necessary to ‘Get Ahead’ in today’s world. The workshop series entails rigorous work done in a group learning environment with others working to improve their lives. In this workshop you will investigate the causes of poverty, as well the impact within your community, thus providing critical information to take action and end poverty.

Learn that money is only 1 of 11 resources used to define poverty. Learn how these resources affect your life and the life of your family. By examining the resources you have versus the resources you need, you will be able to formulate a personal plan, based on goals, to get out of poverty.

During the “Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World” workshop series, you will:


  • Work in groups to investigate how you and your community are affected by poverty.

  • Investigate 11 different resources everyone needs to live a full life.

  • Examine personal resources you have and those you need.

  • Learn how ‘hidden’ rules affect us and the world around us.

  • Learn how vocabulary and story affects our lives and the lives of our children.

  • Formulate a personal plan to escape poverty based on goals and a ‘future story’.

  • Be introduced to mentors to walk with you while you implement your plan to sustainability.


 Questions? Call: (815) 385-3251, contact us or click here to email.

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