Four Getting Ahead Classes Coming

posted 6/6/19 -- What’s holding you back? Identify and demolish those obstacles by joining one of Lorain County Community Action Agencies Getting Ahead classes this summer.

LCCAA offers four different classes in three locations beginning in June:

  • Wilkes Villa, 156 Pratt Blvd., Elyria, beginning Tuesday, June 18. This class will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks.
  • LCCAA’s Ronald Nabakowski Youth Center, 101 W. 10th St., Lorain, beginning Wednesday, June 24. This class will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for eight weeks.
  • Lorain County Community College Lorain Learning Center, 201 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, beginning Wednesday, June 24. This class will meet from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for eight weeks.
  • LCCAA’s Ronald Nabakowski Youth Center, 101 W. 10th St., Lorain, beginning Tuesday, June 25. This class will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks.

In this group setting, participants are truly empowered to become financially secure and reach their personal goals. The program provides time and space for men and women to delve deeply into their lives to find strengths and identify their resources. It helps them face what advocates call “the tyranny of the moment” and avoid making emotional decisions.

As Client Services Educator Amy Steele puts it: “Getting ahead gets you to the point where you can say: ‘Wait. Let’s step back. Let’s take a breath.’ It allows you to see the bigger picture.”

Steele facilitates the class which meets twice a week for eight weeks. In a kitchen-table style setting, participants examine and eliminate their individual barriers to self-sufficiency.

If you are ready to sign up for the class, contact Steele at 440-204-3121 or asteele@lccaa.net. Wilkes Villa residents may also contact Jackie at 440-750-0128.

Steele also conducts presentations for organizations and employers throughout Lorain County. Contact her to schedule.