Feeding America

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By-World

Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World workshops are kitchen-table style learning experiences that offers 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 $30 stipend per class.

Participate in Getting Ahead

Upcoming Classes

Fall 2023

Registration for this workshop is closed. Please check back regularly for additional workshops.

Location: Belmont Community Center, 3335 N 12th Street, Lincoln, NE  68521

Dates: Every Monday, October 16 – December 18

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Meal: Dinner provided

Childcare Provided: Yes

Registration is limited to one family member per workshop. If multiple family members are interested in Getting Ahead, please register for separate workshops.

Winter 2023-24 

Details coming soon!



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 $30 for each class attended. 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?

Thanks for your interest in becoming a Getting Ahead facilitator. Please fill out this short form to get started. Questions? Contact Georgann Roth at groth@lincolnfoodbank.org.

What do I do if a workshop is full?

Thanks for your interest. Please contact Georgann Roth at groth@lincolnfoodbank.org to be put on the Getting Ahead waitlist.

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