The first ever class of Getting Ahead participants from the Chapel in Green graduated on December 9, 2016. OPEN M was thrilled for the opportunity to teach Getting Ahead out in the community at this new location. Though the class was small, it was extremely meaningful. The two graduates attended class for 16 weeks at the Chapel in Green and here at OPEN M.
We are so proud of these ladies for staying the course and doing what it took to finish the class. Upon graduation, both had amazing opportunities to volunteer and build on their personal and professional experiences. These women have made commitments to take the next step in their journeys. April has joined Circles, a program of Akron Summit Community Action that serves a small number of Getting Ahead graduates. We are excited to welcome Sheri to our OPEN M Community Works Connection program. CWC provides employment assistance and support for many Getting Ahead graduates. We would like to wish these ladies success as they begin building their future stories.