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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services, Job Training, Single Parent Agencies

Mission: Women Identity Purpose (WIP) is dedicated to connecting and advancing women to improve their families' quality of life through increased wealth, health and education.

Results: We build relationships with our community partners in order to target more women. In the recent past, some of the things we have done are: *Given away money toward educational expenses; *Raised funds for Christmas gifts cards for struggling mothers *Faciliated a back-to-school supply drive for an underfunded public school. *Provided workshop presenters for resume writing, interviewing skills, healthy living, etc... *Our largest Grady McKnight financial award has been $1600 to an individual. We have given out our Grady McKnight financial awards in 2009 (Monica Hopkins), 2011(Elizabeth Manoa) and 2012 (Antoinette Walker) and 2013 (Michelle Malone)

Target demographics: improve the economic sufficiency of Women and their families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Women attending a program of higher education, or a female entrepreneurs.

Geographic areas served: Memphis ,TN, Chicago, IL and Thailand...expanding as our project expand.

Programs: Year of Donation Program: This involves connecting with local nonprofits in our service area to help obtain donations-in-kind and contributions for their efforts. Grady McKnight Financial Award: College/Small Business/Expanding Awareness

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women Identity Purpose (WIP) is one of the best non-profits around for women. The founder, Cynthia Jones, has an amazing heart for serving single mothers. After attending a WIP event, I strongly believe that women will continue to be empowered through education with this organization for years to come..

Sharen R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The organization has been doing some wonderful things in the community. All the efforts of WIP can be felt throughout the community. The need to educate and empower others is amazing.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started off as an attendee and really enjoyed the event. I have seen the fruits of this great organization. People connecting on so many levels.
As an accomplished author, I was so moved that I donated book sales to WIP, because I am so sold out to this concept.
The organization is not about bunch of programs, it's about meeting the needs of individuals and the community.

Board Member

Rating: 4

I have learned a lot working with Cynthia and the other ladies on the WIP Board. Cynthia has a passion for helping and uplifting women and it has been an honor to work with her on this behalf. We are so blessed to have an organization like WIP and a leader like Cynthia in our area.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have attended and worked some events with WIP and their President Cynthia Jones. This organization has a heart for women and helping them to reach their full God given potential. Every event or activity is geared toward encouraging and supporting them and reaching their mind, body and spirit.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

WIP provides direction and mentoring opportunities to single mothers while encouraging them to pursue their dream. The workshops, events and speakers are insightful, dedicated and encouraging.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Women Identity Purpose through its founder and president and learned to love the mission and vision for this charitable women's organization. The beauty of this organization is that it serves an overlooked population--the working poor single parent who is doing all they know to do to provide the best life possible for her family. WIP is doing a stellar job in making a difference in this population through its programs and services. They are to be commended for their hard work and dedicated service.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received a scholarship from Women Identity Purpose Organization. I was really honored and touched by the care of the organization, as well as impressed with their willingness to help. The scholarship took me a long way towards my goals. I must say, my success today as a professional is the direct result of the help I received that enabled me to live in another culture, country and gain experience employers were looking for within my degree field.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WIP is a superb organization dedicated to empowering women as they seek to improve their lives through education and entrepreneurship. They have tremendously impacted the lives of women in Memphis and beyond making it possible for them to reach their goals.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

WIP is the best kept secret in Memphis! It is truly a conduit for change. I appreciate what WIP offers for women in the Memphis area and community. I look forward to working with Cynthia Jones and the other incredible women of WIP in 2014!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the honor to volunteer on several occasions with the WIP organization. Their passion and commitment is insurmountable. WIP truly cares about single women and children, evidenced by the numerous awards they have bestowed upon their recipients. Kudos to the WIP leadership team!


B. Mc