Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World is a 50 hour curriculum that provides under-resourced people to investigate and understand the conditions that drives poverty.
Getting Ahead students are able to receive effective tools to take steps towards self-sufficiency.
Greg admits that he was first uncertain about the Getting Ahead program,
"I joined [Getting Ahead] because my fiancé wanted me to and then after we started going it turned about to be a pretty good class. I was thankful I took the class more than anything..."
In all that Tiffany has accomplished and lived through, she gives credit to Bridges.
"I think Bridges helps build that gap of positive energy, so when you have the right mindset to want to do better...you will do better; you will succeed if you continue to have a goal in mind."
Diane recommends to take Getting Ahead...
" If you want to change your life, change your thinking, do something different, get back on track, have a wholesome life... Go see."
Interested in having "Getting Ahead" in your community? Contact Us!
Bridge's Financial Management Class
This 20 hour course provides financial tools and competence that your customer needs to take their first steps out of poverty. Each participant walks away with access to a bank account and to explore microloan opportunities.
One common barrier that customers encounter is when dealing with financial jargon.
Finance As A Second Language
People can understand financial concepts when presented intuitively, in simple language... but in our current system, learning to 'speak finance' is like a second job.
"Most people in the finance business speak in code."
"Sometimes when I'm talking to folks about [finance] I have no idea what they are talking about and most of the time I don't get embarrassed, but when I have to ask it a second or maybe a third time it starts to weigh on me."
Want to have a Bridges Financial Management Class near you? Contact us!
Consulting & Training Workshops
Bridges' training opportunities build community capacity to support individuals taking steps out of poverty.
We provide this important workshop to those who are interested in community revitalization. If you see a need at your local agency, business, church, school, or just want to volunteer, Bridges is here to help you become a community activist! This training also serves as a prerequisite to become a Getting Ahead facilitator, or an Ally.
Let us know how we can help support your community!
Consulting & Training Workshops:
Bridges' professional development opportunities offers business executives and their staff strategies and tools to develop a supportive culture.
Whether you manage employees or serve clients or customers, this training opportunity is for you.
Feel free to connect with us. Get a quote, and find out how we can help.
The Employer Resource Network or "ERN" is a win-win for both the employee and employer by creating a stable workforce.
"I can't find childcare!" "My car broke down...again!" "I've been evicted from my home, now I'm living in my car!"
...are a few non-related work issues impacting your employees' job performance. THE SOLUTION!
ERN is a nation-wide initiative that brings stability to low-wage and entry level employees along with their families. Join this network of businesses and partnerships. Your business will increase retention, productivity, and cost savings. Contact us. Find out more about how you can join this network.
In 2016, nearly 98 percent of the employees we supported retained their jobs.
Michiana Bridges Employer Resource Network Members
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