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Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By-World

Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World workshops are kitchen-table style learning experiences that offer participants, called Investigators, a new set of tools and perspectives for viewing their lives and building their future stories.

Guided by certified facilitators, Investigators share with and learn from each other as they explore their world through the lens of socio-economic class.

Workshops are held once per week for 10 weeks. Meals or snacks are provided, and Investigators receive a $300 Visa card upon completing the final class.

We will launch up to three workshops every quarter: January, April, July and October 2024.

Learn more here.

Participate in Getting Ahead

Upcoming Classes

Getting Ahead workshops are for individuals (19 or older) living in or near poverty and struggling to make ends meet.

Our April workshops are full.

Registration for our July workshops will open in May.

Are there any requirements for Investigators? What is expected of me?

We ask that Investigators:

Commit to attend all classes.

Actively participate in discussions.

Complete the lessons in the workbook (workbook provided at no charge).

Engage in some discovery work that may occur outside of class.

Be open to new ideas.

Investigators will receive a $300 Visa card upon completing the final class. We appreciate the opportunity to learn from you!

I would like to be a facilitator for a Getting Ahead class. How can I sign-up?

Please join us on one of the following dates from 12:00–12:30 p.m. to learn more about becoming a Getting Ahead Facilitator with the Food Bank of Lincoln.

  • May 6, 2024
  • August 5, 2024
  • November 4, 2024
  • February 3, 2025

Click here to join the meeting

For more information, contact Georgann Roth at groth@lincolnfoodbank.org.

What do I do if a workshop is full?

We hope you can join us for a future session! Additional workshops are available in 2024. Visit this page when registration opens to sign up.

2024 Workshops Registration Opens
April February 19
July May 20
October August 19

I have more questions. Who should I contact?

We look forward to answering your questions! Please contact:

Georgann Roth

Community Resource Manager

(402) 819.6481


Benefits of Getting Ahead

Identify your strengths and build a personal future story in a safe and encouraging environment.

Receive long-term support from people and resources in Lancaster County to help you achieve your future plans.

Work to build financial resources for you and your family.

Getting Ahead Graduates

"I took the time to step outside of me and look from another perspective. I looked at my life as a whole instead of looking at it in pieces. I have learned a lot from taking this class, learning to have a better understanding of what, who, when, and where I as a person, or even a community, stand."


"They did such amazing things with my family, such as encouraging, supporting and being there for me when I needed someone—someone to talk to, someone to support me, and, most of all, someone to help me change into the person I am today."

- Diana

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