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A free, 12-week workshop designed to help low-income households create their own plan for stability while learning the hidden rules of poverty, building resources and relationships in the community. Attendance is encouraged for all 12 sessions. Graduates are eligible for additional workshops.



Grace Crossing Community Church
248 Church Street
Phoenixville, Pa. 19460

At these workshops, we offer:

  • $400 incentive based on attendance
  • Dinner and childcare provided
  • Resource book and materials provided
  • A new perspective that will last a lifetime

Limited seating! 

The application to register is located at the bottom of this page.

For questions, Please call the office at 610-415-1140 .

In our recent 10-session group workshop, 11 “co-investigators” of economic poverty experienced a transformative journey, creating stability and building essential resources to enhance their lives. The Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World program successfully guided the group through self-assessment, empowering them with tools and skills for greater self-sufficiency. Together they forged healthier relationships, set goals, and created strategies to achieve them. 

Graduation – December 2023

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Application: Getting Ahead Workshop

Names of all Household Members attending workshop:
Other Questions
I am willing to commit to a 10-week training course. (Approx. three hours one night per week, childcare and dinner provided.)

Orion will be serving a meal. If I or my children have any food allergies, I am responsible for asking about ingredients. Orion is not responsible for any allergy or medical reaction my children or I may have.

I give permission for Orion to exchange information with the above people if necessary. Information will be used to determine eligibility for the Getting Ahead initiative and track progress toward goals.

This is an application for the Getting Ahead workshops; it does not guarantee you will be accepted. You will be contacted with confirmation prior to the next class starting. If your contact number changes after you have submitted this application, you are responsible for informing the Getting Ahead staff as soon as possible by phone: 610-415-1140 or email: gettingahead@orionhope.org.

Thank you!
The Orion Getting Ahead Team