Prosperous Futures


At Pro Action, we’re firm believers that people have what it takes to create the future they want for themselves, even in the face of challenges and set-backs. Pro Action programs in the Prosperous Futures domain help pave the path to prosperity and support people as they bounce back from adversity. These programs provide guidance and tools for job seekers to find and secure good jobs, while helping them develop skills and supporting their success in the workforce. In addition, some programs help people work toward financial goals and build assets.

Obtaining & Maintaining Employment

Getting a job is the main path for most people to provide for themselves and their families. For people to get and keep good jobs, they need to have the skills that employers need, and the know-how to find job opportunities that are right for them. Job seekers who have the skills employers need have the best chance of getting a job.  Because people grow and industries change, many of these skills are gathered through a process of life-long learning. That’s why Pro Action’s Prosperous Futures programs serve everyone from the very young to the young at heart.

Adult Literacy Services

Pro Action’s Adult Literacy program empowers people to improve skills in speaking, reading and writing in English. This program pairs adult learners with trained tutors to work one-one-one or in small groups toward the learner’s language goals.  It is available at no cost to the learner and is 100% confidential.

Adult Literacy Services Offered

  • Matching with a trained tutor
  • Learning resources
  • English language conversation groups
  • Volunteer tutor training
  • Referrals to other adult education resources

Pro Action Adult Literacy
Program Contact:
Wendy Harrison
607-776-2125 ext 130

Youth Empowerment Program

Pro Action’s Youth Empowerment Program expands opportunities for young adults to build job skills naturally … before it’s time to make it on their own. Participants explore career alternatives and gain marketable skills through education, interaction, and skill building.  Pro Action’s Youth Empowerment Program is made possible in part by United Way of the Southern Tier, Keuka Area Fund, Triangle Fund, Edith Saxton Fund, and CSBG.

Youth Empowerment Program Services

  • Exploration of career alternatives
  • Help with learning employment skills
  • Help with creating a strong résumé
  • Exposure to the Workforce NY Career Zone web site
  • Mock interviews to prepare for a strong interview

Youth Empowerment Program
Program Contact info:
Wendy Harrison
607-776-2125 ext. 130

American Job Center Network / Workforce NY Partner

Employment Pro Action partners with CSS Workforce NY and Steuben County in the One Stop Career Centers in Bath and Hornell, as well as in Chemung and Schuyler Counties. These centers help job seekers develop their skills and match them to job opportunities. One Stop Career Centers help hundreds of people each year to get a job and start getting ahead, while also contributing to the economy by helping employers meet their staffing and training needs. To find out more about Workforce NY and all that it has to offer visit

One-Stop Career Center Services:

  • Resume and cover letter help
  • Computers, fax machines, phones, newspapers and other resources for job search
  • Computerized job matching services
  • Assessment testing
  • Workshops and training
  • Onsite field office of NYS Department of Labor, ACCESS-VR, local colleges, BOCES, and other agencies

Bath Career Center
117 E. Steuben Street
Bath, NY 14810

Elmira Career Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901

Hornell Career Center
107 Broadway
Hornell, NY 14843

Schuyler County Career Center
234 Owego Street
Montour Falls, NY 14865

Senior Community Service & Employment Program

Pro Action wants you to know that it’s never too late to learn new skills and find a fulfilling job!  Our Senior Community Service Employment Program matches job seekers with a community service assignment based on employment interests and goals. Participants work 20 hours per week and earn minimum wage while gaining experience, increasing skills and building self-confidence. These training assignments can be used as a bridge to find job opportunities outside the program. In fact, the experience often leads to permanent employment. · This program serves four counties including Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben. Pro Action partners with Workforce NY and Steuben County to operate One Stop Career Centers in Bath, Corning and Hornell as well as in Chemung and Schuyler Counties.

Senior Community Service Employment Program Services:

  • Placement into a community service assignment
  • On the job skills and experience>

Wheels for Work

Wheels for Work helps people in Steuben County establish a consistent, reliable way to get to and from work each day so they can get or keep a job, and allows program participants to keep more of their earnings.

Wheels for Work Services

  • Insurance payments
  • Auto repair vouchers
  • Registration fees
  • No interest loans

Child Care

Child Care Aware® of Steuben & Schuyler, a Pro Action program, provides information and referral to parents seeking child care. Visit their web site for more information.

Through Child Care Aware® of Steuben & Schuyler, child care fee assistance is available for some eligible families. Learn more

Asset Building

Being resourceful and resilient can go a long way and certainly help people overcome adversity. But, with improved earning potential, people have the opportunity to really get ahead if they use asset building strategies. Pro Action offers a service bundle known as Empowering Families for Financial Stability to help participants align strategies to get ahead.

Empowering Families for Financial Stability

EFFS is an integrated, comprehensive approach based on a proven asset-focused delivery model that bundles three programs to support participants as they set and achieve financial goals. Through CA$H, families maximize income. Through Assets for Independence (AFI), families save and build income-producing capacity (by achieving educational goals), acquire assets (by purchasing their first home), or do both (by opening their own business.) Through the Wealth Health Skills (WHS) curriculum, participants build knowledge of how to set and achieve financial goals, no matter their income level or personal circumstances. Classes are led by trained instructors from several local area financial institutions.

Empowering Families for Financial Stability Services

  • Wealth Health Skills: Financial Education using Money Smart Curriculum
  • Assets for Independence: Individual Development Accounts with Matched Savings
  • CA$H: Free Tax Filing Assistance
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