Posts by Carol Taylor:

Getting Ahead–Relationships Are Key

June 7, 2013 Published by

by Carol Taylor Our agency recently held its annual fundraising event, an auction that was attended by more than 100 people from our community who are invested in our mission. We decided to have a Getting Ahead graduate speak at the event to share her success story. Immediately after she…

I Want to Give with Meaning

April 4, 2013 Published by

by Carol Taylor I was recently approached by Betty (not her real name), a woman in our community who stated, “Carol, my friends and I write checks all over town. We’re tired of just writing checks. We want to give with meaning and get involved.” I have watched this transformation…

What Does Success Really Look Like?

March 14, 2013 Published by

By Carol Taylor At a recent meeting I was having with several Getting Ahead (GA) graduates, we were discussing what success looks like. Not only did each person have a different definition based on their personal story and struggles, we also realized success doesn’t always look the way society would…

Knowing When GA Grads Can Do It Better

February 7, 2013 Published by

By Carol Taylor We have found for the entire two years that we have run Getting Ahead classes that most people find out about the class from people who have taken the class and love it. However, knowing that and utilizing that knowledge to the best of our ability seem…

Preparing Getting Ahead Graduates to Lead

January 24, 2013 Published by

By Carol Taylor It has been a goal of our Bridges Community to have a Getting Ahead graduate serve on a non-profit board. We started working toward this goal by gaining agreements from five non-profits in town to welcome GA graduates to their boards. The goal has now reached the…

Why Listen to Your Community?

January 10, 2013 Published by

If you’ve attended a Bridges Out of Poverty training, you know how important it is to solicit input and involvement in problem solving from those in poverty as well as those in middle class and wealth. Although I’ve been actively involved in our county’s initiative for almost 3 years, I…