Howard County Invites Community Members to become part of Getting Ahead

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:01pm

Do YOU have a desire and the ambition to achieve a more secure future?

Over 200 Howard County residents have already graduated from this 8-week program, and YOU can, too!

Group begins Monday, October 2nd

Join a Getting Ahead group to:

  • investigate the hidden rules of poverty, middle class and wealth to identify what causes poverty and what changes it.
  • learn to build mental models of what life is like now and what you want it to be in the future.
  • work with a team to identify and organize ways to create stability and resources in your life.
  • make concrete plans for economic security and enjoy the power that comes from solving problems and being in control of your life.

How does a Getting Ahead group work?

  • A group is comprised of 10-15 people.
  • Sessions are 2 hours long and are held either at the Howard County MultiService Center or a location designated by the presenting host.
  • The group typically meets for 15 sessions; usually twice per week for 8 weeks.
  • Group members work with each other in a stimulating and respectful team environment.
  • A facilitator will help explore solutions and keep the group on track (but not tell you what to do).

All Getting Ahead members will receive:

  • $25 per session ($375 for all sessions);
  • assistance with child care and transportation;
  • accommodations, if needed, to be able to participate in the program.

For more information and to schedule an interview, contact:

Nancy B. Smith
Judy Center Partnership
Cradlerock Elementary School

The Getting Ahead program is a community-focused initiative of the Howard County MultiService Center Office of Community Partnerships

If you need this information in an alternate format or accommodations to participate, contact the Howard County MultiService Center at 410-313-0220.