There are more than 100 sites using Getting Ahead, and there are thousands of ideas and best practices to be shared. As more and more Investigators graduate from Getting Ahead and begin to move ahead with their lives, the barriers they encounter and the solutions they find are forming a learning explosion!
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to manage all the stories, ideas, documents, outcomes, and celebrations so that we could learn from each other?
Happily, there is a place: The Getting Ahead Network website is up and running. Go to www.gettingaheadnetwork.com and register today.
Here are some things to look for:
- To see a TV news story about Getting Ahead in South Bend, Indiana, go to the top left corner of the homepage and click on “Building a Bridge out of Poverty as Seen on WSBT News.”
- Pensacola, Florida, has a very well-organized Bridges Steering Committee and Getting Ahead program. To see the newsletter from Escambia County, look on the homepage under “Latest Additions” and click on “Primer on United Escambia’s Poverty Solutions Team.”
- The Circles™ Campaign uses Getting Ahead. Go to “Community,” then to “Circles Campaign” to see what Circles sites think of Getting Ahead.
- Writing a grant and want an idea of the budget for one Getting Ahead group? Toledo, Ohio posted their budget under “Community”; click on “Grants/Sponsors/Funding” to see it.
- Do you want to expand the Getting Ahead investigations to include a deep look into the intersection of race, poverty, and exploitation? Then go to “Facilitator” and to “New Tools/ Support” to find the exercises provided by the Minnesota Collaborative Anti-Racism Initiative.
If you find some empty locations, help fill them in. This website is under construction and waiting for your ideas and stories. To post your ideas, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to hear from you soon!
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This post was written by Philip DeVol