Business organizations use Getting Ahead to improve ROI by reducing turnover in entry-level positions. Entry-level workers learn how to navigate the middle-class world of work, build resources to stabilize their lives, and set goals that may include education and advancement in the workplace.

Getting Ahead for low-income employees is most effective when combined with Bridges Out of Poverty training for supervisors and managers, and a system of support to help low-income employees with issues that may impede attendance and job performance, such as transportation and childcare.

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Longview, TX

  • The City of Longview sponsors Getting Ahead workshops for employees. Read results of each of three Getting Ahead classes.

South Bend, IN

  • St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty developed the Future Story Project to help low-income individuals understand the hidden rules of the workplace and link them to supportive employers. The initiative won the coveted Pinnacle Award from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Here is a description of the project from HR News, the SHRM newsletter.

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