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Posted on: May 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] PIP Extends "Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' by World" Registration

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The City of Longview Partners in Prevention extends registration for the “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World” weekly sessions until June 10.  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 and emotional and social resources.  There is no charge to participate in the 20 weekly sessions.  In addition, Getting Ahead material is provided and childcare for ages younger than 12, and a meal at each weekly session.  

Partners in Prevention Manager Holly Fuller states, “Partners in Prevention is conducting Getting Ahead sessions while crossing racial and economic lines to learn from participants in Getting Ahead.  As a result, 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.  New participants can join now and up until June 10.  Please call 903-237-1019 for more information or to register.

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