About this program

The Getting Ahead group is an opportunity for individuals to come together in a group setting to investigate poverty. Guided by the work book Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World by Philip E. DeVol the individuals who participate in this program will find ways to combat poverty and build their future stories.

Amanda Davis, the current Getting Ahead coordinator, will also help guide the group to find solutions and resources. Davis, a graduate of the program herself, is able to connect and understand just how difficult it can be to Get Ahead in today’s circumstances. The group is non-judgmental and helps build community through interacting with others in similar situations.

Get Involved!

Join the Group to become a Getting Ahead Graduate

Meetings are held either 2 or 3 times a week based on the needs of the current cohort members. We hold 4 to 5 full programs every year. Each program will consist of 16 total sessions.

We value your time and want you to feel that working on your future story is worth it! That is why we offer a $25 Walmart gift card or $25 Utility credit for EVERY session you attend. If you consistently attend all 16 sessions that will amount to $400 just for being a part of this amazing opportunity.

To apply simply click the link below to fill out an interest form or contact us directly to set up an interview!

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Sponsor a Graduate!

Sponsor a Getting Ahead Graduate!

We receive grant funding to be able to host this program, but we are always looking to add additional openings and opportunities for more individuals!

A donation of $60 will fund a cohort member for one full week

A donation of $500 will provide the way for an individual to graduate from the program and truly Get Ahead!

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Contact Us

Visit Us at:

130 Wildwood Ave, Cleveland, TN

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Service Hours:

Tuesday through Friday  9 am to 12 pm
Tuesday 5 pm to 7 pm

Clothing and Food Donations Accepted:
Monday – Friday 9am-1pm

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