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COASTAL WOMEN FOR CHANGE Overview
To help communities become sustainable as they revitalize themselves in a post-Katrina world, to advocate on behalf of the voiceless, to find the resources needed in the rebuilding process, and to bring timely information to the community so it can effectively influence the decisions made about its future.
The group has started programs to help the community and local economy recover, including child care for working women, computer training programs for seniors, a thriving community garden and an annual backpack giveaway for local children. And they are working to help residents respond to future disasters by providing emergency preparedness training. More than anything, however, the group's mission is to empower residents to take part in their local government. CWC members have won seats on the mayor's planning commission, and the group has organized public forums on federal emergency management, education, affordable housing, and how to elevate the voices of poor and minority communities in the wake of an event like Katrina.
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I first became aware of CWC during their 3rd Annual Backpack Giveaway. I volunteered through my employeer to help at the event. I was amazed at what this organization was doing for its youth and community. I wanted to be a part of their mission. I have continued to work with this organization ...
CWC is a main vein of life in the city of Biloxi and along the Gulf Coast. Working with CWC has allowed me to meet great people from all walks of life, to honoring and serving the Senior Citizens every year at the senior dinner has always and will be one of my most favorite events. Giving for the ...
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It is so much we can say about this wonderful beautiful (young) lady. However, it is not enough space to complete all of what she is to the folks up here in George county. But we will say, may God continue to bless everything Sharon (babygirl) touch and may he bless the circle that ...
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