Women of Power Network, Inc

Rating: 4.77 stars   26 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: New Haven CT 06516 USA

Mission: To Inform and empower women and girls to address issues affecting their health, education, financial and social wellbeing.
Results: After three years in our mentorship program, 100% of our Teen SMART students (class of 2013) increased their GPA and SAT scores and successfully graduated from high school. 100% of our students went on to 4 year colleges to major in subjects in line with their talent, unique abilities and passion. In addition, their mentors also graduated from college and many went on to pursue Masters and PhDs. Overall 14 students are better off as a result of their participation in our mentorship program. Our Women's Network has grown to over 50 members in one year. Our diverse members consist of professional women from a host of careers in healthcare, business, education, finance, social work, etc. We are now organized to raised funds to build the first Women & Girls Health and Wellness Clubhouse in Connecticut.
Target demographics: To help enrich the lives of women and girls from all socioeconomic backgrounds with a special interest in serving those from low income communities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 20 students and 150 women and girls throughout Connecticut at our Wellness Expo!
Geographic areas served: Greater New Haven and Fairfield County
Programs: 1. Mentoring for high school girls through our Teen SMART ( Sisters Mastering Academics and Realizing their Talent) Mentorship Program. 2. Professional Women's Network ( WOPN)~ business capacity building, networking, professional and leadership development, advocate special causes, support group, and fundraising to support our mentorship program. 3. Peer mentoring within the women's network

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women of Power Network is an organization, in my opinion, that EVERY woman & girl should
join. WOPN is changing lives & has a little bit of something for everyone. Our mentoring program is phenomenal: pairing high school girls with a college mentor and a professional mentor to get the best of both worlds - prep for higher education & their career. On top of that professional women and other women in our communities from all walks of life have a place to get together & discuss issues affecting our wellbeing on every level and finding solutions through everyone lending their social capital. It is really an organization for women & girls to unite & affect the change they want to see in the world! A place to create, develop & truly transform as our tag line says. That's exciting!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I first became a member of WOPN's DLMP I was highly excited to be a part of an organization that was founded by a woman and had the motive to empower high school girls in the greater new haven area . This program gave me a college mentor who I look to as a big sister and also gave me a professional mentor who is ms lekeesha herself . Being a part of this wonderful program made me look at things a lot different . I ended up changing my mind on what I wanted to do when I got to college ; I now want to be a child psychologist and open my own practice . This is all because of ms lekeesha and ms rose . Looking at these two strong woman made me want to be my own boss . When I got to college I got the sweet taste of freedom and I sprinted with it , my first semester I didn't do good at all . Them I started thinking about my mom , ms lekeesha , ms rose and all those other ladies apart of WOPN who would be very disappointed in what I was doing here at college . WOPN makes me look ahead in life and makes me take my mistakes and learn from them . I am so happy to still be apart of this program because it has helped build me . I have also gained life long friendships with a few people and a life long mentor who will always be there for me no matter where I go or what I do .

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

WOPN has been a great big breath of fresh air. Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of many and accomplishing their goal is no small feat. I wish them continued success as they work to achieve more. I am proud to be a member, one who will actively recruit more members within my state, NJ.

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

attended panel discussions

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

none at this time

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women of Power seeks to empower women of all ages, colors, shapes and sizes to challenge societal norms through the use of education and dialogue to not only understand the issues affecting us, but to also give them the voice they may not know they had. Its a place where all feel welcomed and a part of the process.

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

Being a part of the show and sharing my own thought and feelings with others. I've learned a lot about how culture impacts us as women, particularly those of us caught between the American culture and another one.

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

Make a donation large enough to sustain its programming.

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Rating: 4 stars  

As a public school educator for the past 30+ years I am impressed with the works WOPN has achieved since its inception. My hats go off to the dedication of its founder, Mrs. LeKeesha Miller-Jackson. Her vision has been made a reality. WOPN has been helping those who are in need of sustaining their existence from helping with a local food drive to mentoring young women. I have been a proud member of WOPN and look forward to participating in the panel discussions and workshops offered for women of all ages. Organizations like WOPN are too few. I believe this is an organization that will continue to grow in its membership as it does the much needed and necessary work for all women.

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

I have participated in several events included panel discussions.

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

Nothing at this time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Being a mentor for WOPN has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. Mentoring young ladies is an amazing feeling. The process of enhancing the lives of these girls has taught me so much about myself. I have grown as a student and a young women. WOPN provides benefits for all that are involved. The mentees receive personal and academic guidance from both college and professional mentors. As a mentor, I also receive knowledge and professional advice from a women who holds job in my aspiring major. This has really helped me take great steps towards my future. I greatly appreciate all that this amazing association as provided for me. The founding board is made up of outstanding woman who care so much about others. They make the future of the mentees and mentors are priority in there lives. WOPN is a program that all women, young and old should be given the opportunity to be a part of. I love you all.

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

the way my life as changed for the better. I have grown as an individual in all aspects of my life.

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

I wouldn't change anything about WOPN

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Rating: 4 stars  

I've had a chance to see WOPN in action for a couple of years now. I was particularly impressed to know that the active membership included women from several different states. I have seen WOPN host events that address a multitude of issues that women face, real tough issues, that sometimes others are afraid to talk about. I am excited about the current focus on developing leadership skills in younger women through the mentoring program.

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

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a mentee for WOPN and it is a very uplifting program. Through the program I have gained new friends and confidence in my hidden talents. WOPN has provided me with a mentor in college and a professional mentor to help me find my path for my future. WOPN is an excellent program and we can really use the money.

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

I have been opened to posibilites in my life

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

I would have in co-ed

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a mentor for this awesome organization! I really enjoy being part of this group because I have been able to meet new people, make new friends, and learn more about the amazing power each woman has! Together we learn about each other and we focus on our strengths. I have the opportunity to see this young ladies grow into successful individuals. I am able to help my mentee with her school work and provide advice.

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

This organization is helping me grow as an individual and become aware that I can be a leader to other young girls.

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

Perhaps spend more time learning about the roles of women in society today and how to adjust to it. Provide motion for young girls so they can complete their education and make good choices in life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

WOPN is a positive program. Not only do they help us try to get into college but we're like a big huge sisterhood! We do programs not only to better ourselves but others too. We do activities on the weekends to give us something to do, and our meetings are powerful; I can never say we have a dull moment. The women of WOPN look out for our best interests, we have someone to help us with our grades, a mentor that is in majoring in something we want to pursue when we get to college to help guide us and help us. I think we deserve this money. We are a positive uplifting program. When I am with the WOPN program it makes me forget about any other problems that I have; We have fun, and I think if we won this money we would better our program and expand our program not only for us, but for other girls younger and older.. This money can help us do many things to better our program.

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

I've experienced a family being formed. I learned how to be more positive. From this program the outcome was having fun and making friends.

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

I wouldn't make any changes.

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