Find below information you can use for your Getting Ahead initiative. Whether you’re a program administrator, facilitator, grant writer, funder, investigator, or graduate of Getting Ahead, we hope you’ll many free resources of interest below.

About Getting Ahead

  • Doing Less and Being More: This short passage of Chinese philosophy could have been written specifically for Getting Ahead facilitators.
  • From author, Phil DeVol: A two-part paper on:
  • Kitchen-Table Learning Experience. This explains the look and feel of the Getting Ahead experience, provides information on recruiting, and describes the unique features of the GA learning experience.
  • Reflections on Getting Ahead by Bonnie Bazata, executive director, St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty
    The resources below will prepare you to organize, coordinate, and/or facilitate a Getting Ahead group in you organization or community. Learn how this unique program can empower individuals and build sustainable communities.
  • Investigations – Investigations into Economic Class in America is the college version of Getting Ahead, and the two curricula share a common approach and common ideas. Find tips and resources you may be able to apply to Getting Ahead at this site.

Launching Getting Ahead: Recruiting allies

Facilitating Getting Ahead

Funding Getting Ahead

  • Steamboat Springs CO graduates its first Getting Ahead group. The Routt County Bridges Initiative raised $19,000 from Routt County United Way, LIFT-UP of Routt County and the Department of Human Services. The first class cost about $10,000; a second class is scheduled for the fall.

Sample Recruiting and Informational Brochures:

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