Project Single Moms Worldwide, Inc.

Rating: 4.75 stars   20 reviews

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Location: 2625 Piedmont Rd. NE Suite 56-510 Atlanta GA 30324 USA

Mission: Project Single Moms Worldwide, Inc. (PSM) is a volunteer-led national advocacy & empowerment movement designed to empower, educate, engage, energize, equip and enhance the quality of life for single moms and their children. The movement strives to organize and create a unified voice for single moms as well as to dispel negative myths and stereotypes by redefining the face and character of single moms in America. Members have access to a special fund for single moms called “A Hand Up™” Fund which offers temporary financial assistance to single moms for emergency and empowerment purposes without obligation to repay. Membership is free and open to single moms from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
Results: 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW • Project Single Moms Worldwide (PSM WW) along with its NJ, Chicago, LA, Houston, Atlanta, and Metro DC affiliates co-presented the Project Working Mom (PWM) 2010's Women Who Rule the World Networking Dinner Series hosting more than 1,500 women in six cities. The PWM campaign awarded more than $5 million in 285 full-tuition scholarships to working and/or single moms to return back to school to pursue advanced degrees. A very special thanks to Shanick Moore, Loretta Rivers, Tameeka Moody, FaKelia Guyton, Kelly Meeks, Angela Hudson, LaTanya Lamar, Paula Smith, Ruby Gatling, Amanda Edwards, Kristy Lewis, Carla Howard, Ladwona Salary and all the PSM committee leaders and members who stepped up and supported events in their local communities. • Project Single Moms Worldwide was invited to participate in the 2010 Essence Music Festival and was exposed to more than 300,000 festival attendees during the three-day event. The festival was a wonderful platform to promote the movement and our brand. National staff members and PSM-Atlanta Local Coordinators connected with hundreds of single moms across the country and signed up more than 500 new members at the festival. PSM WW was also provided an onstage platform to present a seminar on Redefining Single Moms in America. • Initially created as a program under the umbrella of My Daughter's Keeper, Inc. and due to the drastic growth of the Project Single Moms movement, PSM WW was legally registered as a separate non-profit business entity now headquartered in Atlanta, GA. PSM WW’s tax exempt application has been approved by the IRS. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, PSM WW will be able to pursue local, state, and federal funding opportunities to support the work of the national office, replenish A Hand Up Fund to provide member support, and to support its affiliates through technical assistance and training. • In October 2010, Project Single Moms Worldwide, Inc. launched the Small Business Academy for Single Mothers developed to help single moms pave their own way as entrepreneurs and small business owners. The inaugural class of the Small Business Academy consists of seven PSM leaders who have participated in a 12-week business training to launch their local affiliates as 501c3 nonprofit businesses. The next class will begin in May 2011 serving 15-20 single mothers. • Our membership increased by more than 43% in 2010 and we now have more than 2,000 members in 45 states and six countries. • While our leadership has changed through some of our local affiliates in 2010, we have recruited new leaders who have launched new affiliates bringing us to 14 active affiliates: New Jersey; Queens, NY; Metro Chicago, IL; Metro DC; Newport News; VA; Hampton, VA; Suffolk, VA; Tampa/St. Pete, FL; Memphis, TN; Indianapolis, IN; Winston-Salem, NC; Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; and Waco, TX. • In 2010, through "A Hand Up Fund" which provides temporary financial assistance to single moms for emergency and empowerment purposes, PSM WW helped 17 single moms with rental assistance, utility assistance, emergency travel, clothing, toys and school supplies for their children, OB/GYN office visits and procedures, educational assistance and auto repair assistance. • Project Single Moms Worldwide has redesigned its website and officially did a soft launch of the new website on January 1. The website is now available for viewing. Please be patient as we finalize uploading content so we can ensure the new website provides information and resources to help enhance the quality of life for single moms in our core empowerment areas. Please visit our new website and let us know what you think. www.projectsinglemoms.com. • Project Single Moms Worldwide is excited about the many strategic partnerships currently under discussion and development to provide new opportunities and access to resources to our membership. Here's a partial list of new strategic partnerships: o National Council of Women Organizations o National Coalition of 100 Black Women o Dress for Success Worldwide, Inc. o Women for Hire/Spark and Hustle o National Crittenton Foundation o Association for Enterprise Opportunity o National Women's Law Center
Target demographics: Single mothers, teen mothers
Direct beneficiaries per year: 40-50
Geographic areas served: Nationally
Programs: NATIONAL PROGRAMS:  Unity Night & Membership Drive  Advocacy & Legislative Week  Project Single Teen Moms Mentorship Program  Small Business Academy for Single Mothers  My Hero Mom: A Celebration of Single Moms  National Conference for Single Mothers (2012)

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

Joining Project Single Moms Worldwide, Inc. (PSM) was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. Being apart of PSM immediately put me on the right path to becoming empowered to make my dreams a reality. Being a single mom from a generation of single moms PSM offered something that has never been offered to me before. PSM offered a second chance for me and hope for my future and my daughter's. Being apart of a movement that was created with the sole purpose of educating, equipping and enhancing the quality of life for single moms and their children has been amazing. I have been places, met people, and experienced things that I would not have if I had not joined PSM. There were moments where I had no place to turn to and needed help and this movement was there. I am forever grateful and will continue to live my life making a positive impact on the lives of single moms and their children, PSM did that for me.

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Project Single Moms Worldwide has made an impact on my life in so many ways. When I became a member, I was unemployed and living with family. At one point in my life, I was so motivated to succeed and do great things, but after my situation changed, I found myself being very discouraged. I still remember my first conference call with PSM, I immediately became inspired and empowered! SInce that very moment, I had a new attitude. I became more involved with the organization which is something I love to do and I am very passionate about it. My life has also changed where I am not only employed but it is my dream career. I now have the opportunity to work directly with Ms. Stephanie Clark in helping shape the vision of Project Single Moms.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Project Single Moms is not just your typical organization; it’s a movement like no other. I began my search for an organization that served as a voice and advocate for single mothers, but when I found PSM, I found a movement that empowered and influenced single mothers of all races and economic backgrounds. PSM encourages us to lift each other up right along with us as we reach our goals and milestones.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The conference calls, e-mails and events that are given by PSM are phenomenal. PSM has a lot of great things in store for its current members, potential members and the community.

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I wouldn't change anything.

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Joining PSM in 2007 was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. Being a part of PSM immediately put me on the right path to becoming empowered to make my dreams a reality. Being a single mom from a generation of single moms, PSM offered something that has never been offered to me before. PSM offered a second chance for me and hope for my future and my daughter's. Being a part of a movement that was created with the sole purpose of educating, equipping and enhancing the quality of life for single moms and their children has been amazing. I have been places, met people, and experienced things that I would not have if I had not joined PSM. There were moments where I had no place to turn to and needed help and this movement was there for me. I am forever grateful and will continue to live my life making a positive impact on the lives of single moms and their children, Project Single Moms did that for me! 
 

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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PSMWW is a great movement and advocacy organization to empower and engage single mothers in America! I am proud to be a member and leader of this movement. If you are a single mother and want long term change and bonds with other women who share your walk, join us today!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

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2012

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It gives me great pleasure to be a leader and a member or PSMWW. I am inspired by the women leaders of this organization. We exist to truly enhance the lives of Single moms and their children. We are standing and speaking out as the voice of single moms around the country to change the concepts and myths of single moms. We are about a Hand Up for women and their children not a Hand Out! Look out for PSMWW in your city and state!

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Project Single Moms Worldwide, Inc. made a big change in how I viewed myself. I came to the conclusion that the decisions I made that made me a single mom really can help others. I decided to see my position as a single mom as a chance to help others. I realized that I was not alone on this journey of single motherhood. This journey is difficult at times, yet rewarding all the time. I enjoy the slogan "It's about a Hand Up not a hand out." The number of single moms in the nation are growing daily and we do not have a voice in this nation. I love the fact that Project Single Moms Worldwide, Inc. is becoming that strong voice for many single moms that are not sure how to express their needs and concerns.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am proud to be a member as well as a leader of Project Single Moms. The movement has provided me support, resources, and opportunities that I never thought possible. I am excited of the progress that we have made as a local affiliate and as whole organization overall. I am looking forward to all the new things that we all have planned for the year and continued help we provide for our single moms. Thank you to all the members and leaders that make this movement possible and valuable to each and every one of us.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have received support from Project Single Moms through school supply donations, various workshops and the opportunity to be a committee leader.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to offer more funding opportunities and support to our moms.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Project Single Moms , its leaders and members have inspired me and motivated me as a single mother to keep my head up knowing and understanding the importance of dedication and commitment. As a part of this organization I was able to tap into of multitude of resources for personal and professional levels. The foundation is built on the commonality of single motherhood and the characteristics of loyalty, commitment, and desire to make change and be that change. Its an awesome organization that continuously motivate, educate, and

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2010

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I am writing as a member of Project Single Moms, Memphis, TN. Having an organization that is specifically designed to address the needs, concerns and empowerment of single mothers is not only unique, but it is indeed a necessity. Being a single mother is a rewarding experience, but it comes with many challenges. As a society, those challenges are often overlooked. What I enjoy most about PSM is that it is not based on race, religion or social economic status. It is an organization inclusive of all women of all walks of life. I draw strength from these courageous women, and I encourage as many women as possible to join the movement & get involved.

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Personal and professional growth

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I want to do my part to help it grow in larger numbers

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Project Single Moms Worldwide has been more than just a way to support single moms. It allows single moms to have a dedicated resource to helping them achieve their goals. I have known members to purchase their first home through connections made within PSM. I have seen mothers helped in a time of crisis. I myself have developed a self-confidence that I never had before. I am grateful for Project Single Moms Worldwide because it is more than just another organization; it truly is the next MAJOR and LIFE CHANGING movement!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing my own growth professionally, emotionally and spiritually. Through helping other single moms realize their goals, I have been able to realize and achieve several goals of my own.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase the supporters and sponsors that help this movement move forward. Everyone knows a single mother and it is imperative that PSM receives the support that it needs to do so much more for single moms all over the country.

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I am writing a review for the Project Single Moms organization. I have just been approved to start an affiliate in the Birmingham Alabama area and the women that I have been working with are very organized,compassionate and comitted to the progarm. I have been very impressed at the progress that they have accomplished in the short time they have been around. I think that with more help exposure and financial help the organization can be a great benefit to all single mothers.The teen moms needs this organization to help guide them in the art of parenting and showing them that they are a value member of society. I commend these women of Project Single Moms and I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful group of women.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have not been in long enough to get a lot of experience I am still learning.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I am not familiar enough with the group to make changes, they seem to be on top the game. Each group has different needs so we work to make our affilate the best it can be

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