Getting Ahead

Muskogee Car Donation Program Helps Address Transportation Problem

Graduates of Getting Ahead often tell us that transportation is their No. 1 barrier to success. To help overcome that barrier, my organization, Muskogee (Okla.) Bridges Out of Poverty, launched a new Car Donation Program that provides Getting Ahead graduates who meet certain criteria with the opportunity to purchase a vehicle. Recently we awarded our first vehicle in the new program. The automobil... »

Program helps inmates reinvent lives – The Blade

STRYKER, Ohio — Elmer Yeary went into the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in February without a plan on what changes he could make to turn his life around. He thought he would finish out a six-month sentence for theft and then relocate to east Tennessee, where he could work on his father’s cattle farm. Instead, Yeary, 38, who was among inmates in pilot classes at CCNO called Getting Ahead Whi... »