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Staying Ahead podcast debuts in partnership with Howard Community College

November 10, 2017 Published by

Getting Ahead in Howard County, Maryland, has come a long way since graduating its first Getting Ahead group last year. The Howard County Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency’s initiative has been especially focused on “Staying Ahead,” a network of resources and supports that remain available to Getting Ahead graduates after they’ve…

Podcast: Rural strategies for implementing the resource builder model

November 3, 2017 Published by

In some of our rural communities, because of the natural resources, we’ve seen a lot of resource extraction. But with the change of our economy, that has become less of a mainstay as far as an economic feeder. Lumber, agriculture is still very big in some rural communities, but some…

One word: Fantastic – Getting Ahead in my own words

October 30, 2017 Published by

Thank you everyone for celebrating our Getting Ahead graduation. Thank you to the kind and generous sponsors of this program, Tri-Lakes Cares, for providing space and all those great meals and gift cards, and especially to Professor Regina Lewis for her expertise and her time to make this program possible.…

‘We just walk along with them’: Getting Ahead in Kennett Square

October 25, 2017 Published by

The Bridges Out of Poverty initiative in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, continues to build momentum. It was the subject of a research study conducted by Kate Uhler, and the community’s Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World programs have garnered media attention as well. As detailed in this article from Chester County…

Trick-or-treating: Why it is so important in poverty

October 23, 2017 Published by

Dak Prescott, the quarterback for the Cowboys, got my attention when I found out that he kept candy in his locker. I saw it in a video showing Ezekiel Elliott trying to take and eat Dak’s candy. And I thought, “That is something you do when you are an adult…

Getting out of poverty: Planning ahead while you dodge and weave

October 18, 2017 Published by

The game of life is always complicated, and sometimes the question is: Which game are we even playing? As Hugh, a Getting Ahead investigator in Arizona, shows in this graphic, the game can change depending on your situation and your goals. If you’re in poverty, life can seem a lot…

Video: OhioGuidestone works for real and lasting change at all levels

October 11, 2017 Published by

OhioGuidestone is a family services organization that uses Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World, The R Rules, and Tactical Communication to help break the cycle of poverty and build sustainability for the whole community. Watch the video to find out about the surprising way their R Rules course for high…

Podcast: TrueConnect means no more payday loans

October 6, 2017 Published by

Phil DeVol and Doug Farry Our topic today is predatory lending and what to do about it. Those of us who have learned directly from people in poverty and those who are struggling to get by and Getting Ahead investigators know that predatory lending practices are a poverty trap. Those…