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Fremont families struggling with poverty are learning how to build stability and a better life for themselves and their children.

The program, “Getting Ahead in a Getting-By World,” is a collaborative effort of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Uniquely Yours Stability Support and Care Corps Homeless Shelter. The 18- to 20-week course is a deep dive into the impact of poverty – both on families and the communities they live in. The students set the pace.

Nine people successfully completed the course and recently shared their research and findings with the Family Family Coalition and with legislators, including Senator Amanda McGill and Mayor Scott Getzschman.

A special graduation ceremony is planned for Thursday at Midland University’s Kimmel Theater. Commencement begins at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a cake reception following. Several graduates will speak, and each will receive a certificate. The public is invited.

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The next session of the course is planned to begin in November.

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Tammy Greunke is a native of Cedar Bluffs and reports on entertainment news, general news and sports.

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