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Phone: 203-907-1873
PO Box 209011
New Haven
Connecticut 06520
USA
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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.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: mentor a high school student or volunteer with our women's network

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).

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

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.

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07/21/14
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 ... more »
02/28/11
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... more »
02/28/11
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... more »
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