Getting Ahead Survey Results

Participants will be surveyed at the end of each Getting Ahead class, 6 months later, and 1 year later.

The Getting Ahead Class started with 25 participants and finished with 16. 6 people attended on and off, but they did not attend enough to graduate. 3 participants dropped out, one because of illness, one because of a job, and one stayed home with the kids so that the spouse could attend.

Initial results include:

13% of participants improved their employment status (from no job to part-time or from part-time to full-time).

33% of participants set a goal and took steps to achieve it.

Goals set by participants include:

Steps that participants took toward goals set in Getting Ahead:

27% of participants reported an increase in their monthly income as a result of GA

40% of participants started their GED or began Higher Education while doing GA

90% report feeling that their support network is stronger as a result of GA

When asked, "What is the most important thing learned from this class?" :

What can we do to improve?