The Chattanooga Purpose Center

Services

Empowered to move with purpose.

The Chattanooga Purpose Center

Services

Empowered to move with purpose.

Thrive, Not Just Survive

Your future is created by what you do today. Through access to the best resources and support, you can steer your future in the right direction.

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The Chattanooga Purpose Center

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By World

Ever had to decide between buying groceries or paying a bill?

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By World is a 16-session program that helps you not only survive but THRIVE. It’s not about how you arrived where you are now, it’s about what comes next to build the life you want.

This program provides individuals in the community the chance to:
  • Take charge of and stabilize their lives
  • Assess and increase their own resources
  • Use mental models to examine their own lives and create a future story
  • Examine the impact poverty has on individuals and their community
Getting Ahead is DIFFERENT because:
  • You are recognized as a problem solver
  • Your ideas and information are needed
  • No one decides for you or tells you what to do
  • No one will do for you what you can do for yourself
  • No one will “teach”, you do the learning
  • Getting Ahead helps those who typically do not have a voice gain a seat at planning and decision-making tables.

A graduate from each class continues on to be a co-facilitator of the next class.

*NEXT CLASS COMING SOON*

Staying Ahead

After completing Getting Ahead, graduates might want more support as they work towards stability, as well as have a desire to improve their community. Staying Ahead is a 6 month program that meets twice a month, that focuses on how to better the community.

 

What is expected of the Graduates:
  • Attend meetings twice a month
  • Connect with allies, ask for help when needed
  • Actively work on your future story, stay motivated
  • Take ownership of your goals and problem solve to reach them
  • Graduates have the privilege of having allies come alongside of them to support them as they focus on impacting their community.
What is expected of the Allies:
  • Attend meetings twice a month
  • Connect with graduates, get to know them
  • Support graduates in reaching their personal and community goals
  • Commit to stick with us for 6 months
  • Encourage the graduates

Are you interested in learning more about becoming an Allie?
If so, please email Director Krystal DesChamps at movewithpurpose@acscpc.org

The Chattanooga Purpose Center

Where People Come With No Direction and Leave With a Purpose