The greatest tool to alleviate poverty is education. We offer a variety of free classes at our Life Skills Institute to help our neighbors develop practical skills for living.
Our goal is to equip participants with the skills needed to provide a healthy and safe environment for their family, and the skills required to acquire and keep employment. We're proud to partner with local government, businesses, and other agencies to make these classes possible, and more are on the way!
"Education and quality of life are directly related. Lacking a good education means lacking, among other things, access to the very doorway that leads to a wholesome lifestyle." -John Perkins
>Sewing Classes are now being offered - email to sign up
>Women's Bible Study, Fridays at 9am
Family Nutrition Program starts January 7
Computer Lab coming soon
Home Essentials is made up of nine classes that focus on the importance of home care, laundry procedures, cooking techniques, first aid in the home, handling money, and the world of work. Guest speakers are featured along with hands-on training.
Home Essentials is a foundational course in a series of basic skills classes. Registration for the next Home Essentials class is currently open.
We gratefully acknowledge funding for this
course is made possible by the City of Lynchburg.
Getting Ahead is an eight week class that meets twice weekly. Participants learn how to manage their resources, become financially stable, and break away from a pattern of poverty. All of the course materials and meals, as well as onsite childcare, are provided throughout the class timeline.
Funded by and presented in partnership with the City of Lynchburg.
Go Beyond Education Program
The Go Beyond Education Program is comprised of six available courses: Computer Skills, Interviewing Skills, Personal Finance, Time Management, English/Critical Thinking, and Basic Math Skills. Learning comes from provided materials and the discussions that happen in the group. Students will become the problem solver in their own life.
Funded by and presented
in partnership with
First National Bank
Family Nutrition Program
The goal of the Family Nutrition Program is to help individuals discover how to make healthier food choices and become better managers of available food resources for optimal health. The four weekly sessions cover basic nutrition, physical activity, and thrifty food shopping.
Next class will be every Tuesday in January.