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  

"I think that PSM is an awesome organization that gives us single moms a chance to connect and educate each other through our unique experiences. For our community we, as single mothers, now have a chance to serve, empower and change lives; for we are all Blessed to Be a Blessing."

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our community

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Rating: 5 stars  

Project Single Moms worldwide has been such an great inspiration and help to me and my sons life. After finding this wonderful movement my life as not been the same.They have giving me the tools I need to return to school and make my dreams to become my realty.This program has showed me and helped me to regain the confidence and drive I once had at a younger age. The organization is not just a club it has become my lifestyle.Project single moms is an advocate for women across the world. Encouraging us to strive for greatness and to never settle for the minimum. I have made life long connections with women across the world sharing the same passion and goals to change the way single moms are viewed. Project Single is the best thing that could have ever happen to me.

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my education I am currently a student at Ashford University which Project Single Moms helped me to enroll and apply for funding.

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If I had to change one thing about Project Single Mom it would be that it would be a house hold name and that more women would know about this organization and join.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Project Single Moms is an organization geared at empowering single moms to take hold of their lives. For way too long, we have struggled in our personal, professional and family lives. Now we have a network of women who know our struggle and who want to see us improve our lives for ourself and the children we are raising.

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Many women are encouraged that their voices are being heard and there is help out there.

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expand the organation to every state

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Rating: 4 stars  

Project Single Moms Worldwide is an excellent movement for empowering single moms. It provides single moms an opportunity to work alongside other single moms and/or mentors with the same goals in mind. They are able to come PSM not only for resources but for compassion, sisterhood and understanding.

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I've had the opportunity to meet and speak with women from many ethnic backgrounds who are searching for groups and programs such as PSM that they can become a part of and empower each other.

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Continue to be a part of a group of unified women who are all working together. Change can only happen when you set the plan in motion.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm thankful to be a part of the new Memphis Affiliate of Project Single Moms. We've only just begun, but the excitement and momentum of our local leader and the support of the national organization is amazing...and contagious. As the author of book about being a teen (and single) mom, Life After Birth: A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenager Mother, I am thankful to be a part of a great organization connecting me to other dynamic single mothers working for positive change in the lives of single mothers.

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I'm new but looking forward to experiencing the results from my involvement!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I had the opportunity to become a coordinator with Project Single Moms Worldwide, Inc. I was and still am just as excited as I was when I first learned about PSM. It has been my pleasure to serve as an affiliate coordinator and to help single moms achieve many goals. Our single moms in the Hampton Roads area have struggled with many things in their lives and their children's lives. Many have been discouraged with the way they are treated by some people because they are a single mom. Our programs within PSM have helped these moms to gain their self-respect, build their confidence, Our moms who wanted to go back to school have been able to do so with the help of PSM and their partners E-Learners. Those who wanted to venture out and become a first time homeowner have been able to achieve that goal. Some of our moms have become authors writing their own books. Many have taken that leap and ventured out on faith to become their own boss by starting their own business. This movement Project Single Moms, Worldwide, Inc., has helped so many single moms and the movement is steadily growing by leaps and bounds and bringing the single moms many wonderful programs, educational opportunities, entrepeneur opportunities and health and wellness awareness for them and their children. I salute the leaders of this great organization and am so proud to be a part of this steadily growing and improving movement and make a huge change and difference in the lives of the single moms here in the Hampton Roads area.

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I've had single moms come up to me that have attended our programs and tell me that they were so glad to hear about PSM. The moms realize that it takes time to affect a change, but they know that this organization is well on it's way to empowering the single moms of our surrounding areas to stand up, be strong and know that there are a lot of other moms standing behind them to make a change and to also change the way people view them as a single mom.

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Challenge every corporation and agency who says that they want to help the single moms to put their money where their mouths are. To achieve that goal by offering grants, giving out scholarships and being very supportive to the programs that PSM offers to the single moms. The only change I would make to this organization would be to offer the new affiliates and the existing ones, seed money to get them started, a banner, table cover, and pamphlets for getting the word out to the world about single moms.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Projects Single Moms Worldwide Inc. has not only help me in my walk as a single mother but they keep me in touch with other mothers who have similar issue that we can share. PSMWW also shares a wealth of information that is important to women in financial, health & wellness and entreprenuership. They keep me inform.

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New Jersey

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Invite more women into the organization

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Rating: 5 stars  

Project Single Moms, Worldwide Inc. has inspired me to live my life in full expression. I am a resident of Memphis, Tn which currently has about 48% of households run by single moms. Project Single Moms has allowed me to begin an affiliate in the Memphis area to be a resource of HOPE, EMPOWERMENT & BRIGHT FUTURES for those that are doing it on their own.

Project Single Moms represents Women of Possibilities, Purpose & Power!

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A strong sense of EMPOWERMENT and Leadership!

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Not change a thing, would only sing the praises of this organization.

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