Getting Ahead with the Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty

Project led by Vincentian Ohio Action Network

About the project.

Getting Ahead (GA) is a 16-session curriculum used to help people living through poverty investigate how their social class impacts them and their communities. Participants identify resources to help themselves improve their economic stability and set goals for beginning to increase those resources.

GA is based on the concept of co-investigation, where investigators and the facilitator learn together. About half of the learning in GA comes from the content and half from the discussions. Detached from the world of stress, GA participants can think about their lives in the abstract (removed from the “tyranny of the moment” of paying bills, making food, getting to work) to pick up new ideas and establish future goals focused on economic stability.

This program is a complement to the Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty’s ongoing work in the community on housing and poverty issues. Funding will be used to pay participants and facilitators associated with the class for their time.

FAO staff comments.

Getting Ahead (GA) is a curriculum used by those in poverty to find needed resources, improve their economic stability, and set future goals. A step in making sure everyone in the community has the tools need to flourish and thrive.

Make a donation.

Half of your gift will support the Getting Ahead with the Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty program today, and half will support similar projects through the I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund in the future.

Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar to help this Cause Connector project reach its fundraising goal twice as quickly! Please note, match dollars will not be immediately reflected in the progress tracker below. Matching dollars will be manually added to the project tracker at frequent intervals throughout the week.

For larger gifts or to donate in other ways (e.g. stock transfer, IRA transfer, or a gift through a donor-advised fund), please click here or contact FAO at 740.753.1111 or info@ffao.org.

Project Status
New
Areas of Investment
Community & Economic Development
Funds Needed
$10,000

$5,000 to support the Getting Ahead with the Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty project today, and $5,000 to create future opportunities through the I'm a Child of Appalachia Fund.

Impact
Benefits 1 county
  • Muskingum

Want to learn more?

Contact FAO at 740.753.1111 or info@ffao.org with any questions.

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