The City of Longview Partners in Prevention will begin “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World” weekly sessions on Nov. 5. Getting Ahead is part of the Longview Bridges Out of Poverty initiative. Designed for adults living in poverty, or with limited resources, Getting Ahead provides information and tools to help build economic stability, as well as emotional and social resources. There is no charge to participate in the 20 weekly sessions. Getting Ahead materials, childcare for ages 12 and younger, and a meal at each weekly session are provided.
Partners in Prevention Manager, Holly Fuller, states, “Partners in Prevention is celebrating ten years of conducting Getting Ahead sessions while crossing racial and economic lines to learn from participants in Getting Ahead. Many Getting Ahead graduates have gone on to gain employment, move into full-time positions with benefits, graduate from college, improve their social support, and stabilize their lives. Upon graduating from Getting Ahead participants stay engaged by attending monthly Staying Ahead learning sessions to continue their personal growth in the area of finances, discovering community resources, budgeting, goal setting, building positive relationships and other topics.”
Getting Ahead sessions will meet in Longview on Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. beginning Nov. 5. Please call 903-237-1019 for more information or to register.