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 economic empowerment for low-income women of all ages and backgrounds to make choices that positively impact themselves, their families and their community.

Empowering Women: Marye'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 if needed



For More Information, Contact:
Aminat Bashorun
Getting Ahead Coordinator
828.254.7206 x219

Thanks to Our Funders

United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County, Mary Norris Pryer Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, Women for Women Giving Circle, and Buncombe County Strategic Partnership Funds.

The YWCA of Asheville is a proud partner with Working Wheels.