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Bridges to Hope attains success

December 1, 2016 Published by

by Mark Gregory Originally published November 20, 2016, in The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record. Ninety days after being hired, four graduates of the Bridges to Hope program who were employed by Oaklawn Park have a 100% success rate, Oaklawn’s general manager, Eric Jackson, said Friday. “Of all the things that I…

Howard County celebrates first annual Getting Ahead Awards Gala

May 28, 2016 Published by

In Maryland, Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Department of Citizen Services honored Getting Ahead program graduates and supporters at the first annual Getting Ahead Awards Gala held on Friday, May 20, at the North Laurel Community Center. The awards gala was created by the Getting Ahead graduate…

Iowa high school to offer Investigations as a night class

May 15, 2016 Published by

The Bridges Out of Poverty community in West Burlington, Iowa, is strong. In the fall two teachers at West Burlington High School will bring Investigations into Economic Class in America to high school juniors as a night offering. Students who enroll will receive elective credit. The course, to be co-facilitated…

RISE Getting Ahead in Spanish achieves 100% graduation rate

May 7, 2016 Published by

by Brian Fowler, RISE On April 28 the RISE 2016 Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World Spanish class celebrated its graduation. The class started with 11 students, and all 11 graduated. This 100% Getting Ahead graduation rate is a first for RISE. Congratulations to Angela, Bonnie, Renee, and Krista for…

Regain your self-worth and pay it forward: A Getting Ahead commencement address

April 19, 2016 Published by

by Betsy Foos The following was inspired by Kelly Bays, Jordan Harmon, Danae Hicks, Cathy Joslin, Roscoe Lofton, Thomas Mathers, Aristel Nopee, Laura Oatman, Justin Shinn, Ashleigh Watson, Rick James Wieland, and L. J. Williams. I would like to thank everyone—family, friends, and community leaders—for supporting my fellow Getting Ahead…

Peoria Getting Ahead grads build social capital, look forward to future

January 28, 2016 Published by

With two mentors for every participant in the first graduating class of Peoria’s Coming Together to Get Ahead program, building social capital with people outside poverty was relatively assured. As a bonus, the six women who made up the group started out as “crybabies at first” said one, but they…

Getting Ahead proves popular, generates waiting list in Iowa

December 8, 2015 Published by

When the advisory board of Getting Ahead in Cedar Valley secured funding for their pilot program, members George Karnik, Carole Freking, and Tom Marrah didn’t think they would need a waiting list. The nine-week offering of Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World has been so effective, though, that there is…

Bridges & Getting Ahead Initiatives at Upper Valley Haven (VT)

August 1, 2014 Published by

In this blog entry, Renee Weeks, Director of Shelter & Clinical Services at Upper Valley Haven (VT), shares detailed results of her organization’s Bridges and Getting Ahead initiatives circa May 2014. The Upper Valley community straddles the Connecticut River in northern New England, encompassing approximately 45 small towns in Vermont…