Workshop on poverty slated to begin Jan. 15

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"Getting Ahead" is a 16-week workshop series where participants work in groups to examine the impact of poverty on themselves and their communities and to explore the world through the lens of economic class. This class is designed for both individuals who are working to transition from poverty to self-stability and middle-class individuals who want to better serve their community.

The class runs 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday starting Jan. 15 at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. For more information, call 330-96-7371 or visit www.empowerportage.com.

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  • Will they be teaching these people to go out and work or will it be teaching these people how to qualify for assistance? I am skeptical because wasn’t this suppose to be done before? Someone was allowed to build a row of houses just off of South Prospect in Ravenna that did not conform to either the building code or the zoning. The organization was exempted from the code because the houses were supposed to be for teaching people to get off of poverty. As soon as the houses were built that is the last ever said about it. Does anyone remember this? I do not recall who was building them.