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Honoring Achievement: Graduation of the 6th Getting Ahead Program Cohort

Updated: 5 hours ago

We are thrilled to have celebrated the graduation of our 6th cohort of the Getting Ahead Program! GAP is part of the Society's systemic change initiative. More than 20 individuals embarked on the three-phased journey to gain self-efficacy skills to overcome life's challenges and improve their circumstances. The program is designed to drive participants toward financial, social, and emotional success. This milestone marks the completion of phase I, a 16-week series of classes that taught participants the tools and resources necessary to transform their lives. Facilitators emphasize the importance of systemic change by providing holistic support that empowers participants to achieve self-sufficiency.

Facilitators and speakers play a crucial role in by bringing expertise, inspiration, and practical knowledge to the learning space. This empowers participants to navigate their paths toward success. By sharing their own experiences and insights, facilitators and speakers foster a supportive community that encourages personal and systemic growth.

"The Getting Ahead Program (GAP) is an enjoyable, inspiring and empowering program which results in life changing outcomes, " says Jada T.

The Getting Ahead Program is more than just a program; it is a continuum of personal, relational and community development. By equipping individuals with the skills and resources they need to thrive in today’s world, volunteers and Vincentians are fostering a community of resilient individuals ready to "get ahead" and overcome life obstacles. Everyone is incredibly proud of the 6th cohort's achievements and looks forward to seeing the positive impact they will undoubtedly make in their lives and in their communities.


Established in 1871, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is a 501(c)3 faith-based organization with a mission to grow spiritually through person-to-person service in our community. The Society serves 10 counties throughout the greater Houston area through a network of 56 parish-based chapters ("Conferences"), more than 1,700 volunteers ("Vincentians"), and a food network of localized pantries. Assistance is given to neighbors in need throughout the Galveston-Houston area through its Home Visit Program, Food Network, Clothing Vouchers, Resiliency Programs, and Disaster Response.



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