Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By-World

Sometimes people need a renewed sense of purpose, perhaps a little nudge, a push of encouragement.  This summer one of HopeWorks’ PCD teachers is leading a class to re-energize a group of graduates to urge them to press on and to accomplish their personal goals.


The curriculum used to reinforce the concept of the importance to have a concrete plan of action is based on the work of Dr. Ruby Payne: Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By-World.  Some of the topics in this eight week session include: theory of change, hidden rules of economic class, stages of change, building resources, and creating mental models for an individual’s path from poverty to prosperity.


Throughout the fifteen sessions, these investigators will have continued access to the HopeWorks’ computer lab and the library.  They are also offered the opportunity for counseling and a faith encourager.  Please continue to lift up these HopeWorks’ investigators to God in prayer.