Veterans Getting Ahead Program

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Sessions Begin Dec. 5th. Register today.

“This program opened doors that I didn’t know were there for me”
~Anonymous Participant.

Designed to provide Veterans and their families with the tools they need to escape poverty, our new Veterans Getting Ahead program will begin this winter. Participants work in groups with a trained facilitator over the course of several weeks while they learn to open doors to new relationships, jobs and resources. The program also provides free meal and gift cards for participants.

For more information, contact Kristina Lewis 937-222-7349 EXT 563.


  • Involves rigorous work done in a safe learning environment with the support of an experienced facilitator and co-facilitator.
  • Enables participants, called “investigators,” to examine their own experience of poverty as well as explore issues in the community that impact poverty − banking, housing, jobs, transportation − providing critical information the community can use to take action to end poverty.
  • Guides investigators through an assessment of their own resources and how to build those resources as part of their move to self-sufficiency.
  • Puts the concepts, tools, and relationships in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives and in the life of their community.


This program is made possible thanks to: