by Sheila Gardner

Inaugural program teaches more than ‘just getting by’

Forty-year-old Sandra waved her employee ID card around like it was Olympic gold. “I have a new job!” she told fellow participants in the county’s “Getting Ahead” program. “I love my job,” she said. “The people I am working with are great. They’re great. I just love it!” She was one of a dozen participants in a 16-week skill-building course for low-income residents called “Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World.” Facilitator Lisa Torres said the program is about building stability and teaching participants they control their futures. Torres is the housing case manager for Social Services. “People use this workshop …

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