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Getting Ahead is both a workbook and an experience. It’s based on Philip DeVol’s Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-by-World: Building Your Resources for a Better Life. Participants, called Investigators, work in groups to examine the impact of poverty on themselves and their communities and explore the world through the lens of economic class. Getting Ahead participants investigate how the hidden rules of class can be used to build financial, emotional, social and other resources. Understanding the hidden rules of the middle class and choosing to use them, can open doors to new relationships, new jobs and higher resources. People who use this workbook develop a sense of mental models to examine their own lives and create new future stories.
Partners in Hope provides Getting Ahead, a small group experience for low income families. This curriculum is also our prerequisite to involvement in our Circles of Hope initiative.
For more information contact Christin Woods at (937) 335-0448.