COVID-19 Information: GECAC offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19 but our dedicated staff is serving clients via phone, email, and virtual. Call 814-459-4581 Ext. 422 to speak to a Getting Ahead staff member. Getting Ahead mentorships are taking place via phone and email.
GECAC's Getting Ahead is an Erie Together program that focuses on the elimination of poverty in Erie County. The mission is to provide low-income individuals and returning citizens with the tools needed to become independent and provide for themself and their families. Upon completion of a 10-week program on how to "Get Ahead" when living in poverty, participants are paired with a mentor who offers support and acts as a positive role model, while working to fulfill their goals and get ahead.
As a Mentor you will offer:
Be willing to offer support and act as a positive role model, while your participant works to fulfill their goals and get ahead.
A 2-hour training based on strategies from the Bridges Out of Poverty community support program authored by Dr. Ruby Payne, Ph.D. This training introduces a framework for understanding poverty and provides powerful tools, designed to help you more effectively serve those who live or have lived in poverty. The presentation enables us to reframe our own thinking in order to build and maintain relationships with people who are different than us.
Zoom Virtual Class
July 23, 2020
5 PM - 7 PM