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Our ministry is geared toward providing basic critical needs to at-risk adults, families, and children. They may be homeless, addicted, disabled, and mentally ill, or a senior on a fixed income.

Getting Ahead Classes

Getting Ahead (GA) is a program developed by Philip DeVol’s Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World: Building Your Resources for a Better Life.

The GA class consists of 18-2½ hour sessions which teaches participants financial literacy, budgeting, life skills, planning, goal setting, communication between socio-economic classes, creating resumes and interviewing skills needed for employment, managing change, managing stress and standing up for themselves. Each class participant will create a project designing a personally owned business to learn entrepreneurship. Research and engagement within the community is an important aspect of the GA class.

The goal of the program is for participants to become employed or return to school/job training and build permanent resources as well as strengthening their life skills by the time they graduate from GA. The Getting Ahead ProgramThe Getting Ahead program is an 8 week (16 meeting) class for hard-working people who want to make life better.

During each Getting Ahead class you will take a look at your current situation and the community issues that play a role in your life and the resources that you already have and how to use these resources to make the life changes you want. You will also learn new concepts and tools and build new relationships that you can use to make a difference in your own life and that of your community.

So, if you are:

  • Someone who wants to change your current life circumstances
  • Someone who has tried to change your circumstances on your own and has not had success
  • Someone who is willing to partner with middle class individuals and organizations
  • Someone who is not currently in a crisis situation

AND are:

  • Able to commit to attending all 16 classes of an 8 week program
  • Willing to follow the group rules
  • Willing to participate in the nightly workshop activities
  • Willing to complete all activities in the Getting Ahead workbook

Then Getting Ahead might be for you!

Contact the Alpha Community Center for more information and to sign up.

Expanded Board

The Alpha Community Center has strengthened its leadership by adding several new board members. Each member brings areas of expertise including project management, digital marketing, human resources, and technology.

Thanksgiving at Alpha Community Center.

Open Monday through Friday 10:30 am to 4 pm.

Joy Church on Sundays. Breakfast begins at 8:30. Church at 9:00.


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