Getting Ahead

Financial Empowerment for Women

Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World® – Building Resources for a Better Life. YWCA’s Getting Ahead program aims to provide financial empowerment for low-income women of all ages and backgrounds to make choices that positively impact themselves, their families and their community.

Empowering Women: Diana's Getting Ahead Story

Knowledge is Power

A series of “kitchen table” discussions that investigate the causes of poverty, the hidden rules of class, and resources needed by all. Participants will assess individual situations as well as the condition of our community to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

“Going through the program made me realize that I wasn’t in this by myself. I was surrounded by people just like me who were humble enough to say ‘I need help.”

“The class has re-shaped my thinking process- the way I approach situations as possibilities, not obstacles”

Participants Receive

  • Childcare and meals at each session
  • A $20 stipend for each session attended
    Received once the program is completed
  • A workbook to keep track of learning and personal goals
  • One-on-one case management for 18
    months to support personal success
  • Transportation support is available

Upcoming Dates 

Getting Ahead Alumni Reunions: YWCA boardroom from 6:00-7:30 pm on December 10, 2018, March 11, 2019 & June 10, 2019



For More Information, Contact:
Women’s Empowerment Coordinator
828-254-7206 x 116

Thanks to Our Funders
The City of Asheville, Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County, Wells Fargo, and individual donors. The YWCA of Asheville is a proud partner with Working Wheels.

Due to inclement weather, YWCA of Asheville will be on a 2-hour delay on  Thursday, November 15th. The building and all programs, including the Fitness Center, Aquatics, Early Learning Program, and Empowerment Child Care, will open at 9:30 am. Please note that this means that ELP will NOT serve breakfast. Please check back here frequently for possible updates and changes, and please stay safe and warm out there!