WIDER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN INC

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

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Location: 1001 Connecticut Ave Nw Ste 930 Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission: WOW PROVIDES WOMEN WITH INFORMATION, EDUCATION, TRAINING AND ADVISORY SERVICES IN CAREER PLANNING AND EMPLOYMENT, AS WELL AS ENCOURAGING THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Geographic areas served: National and the Washington DC Metro Area
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EIN 52-0818450
202-464-1596
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have had the chance to work with WOW for over 15 years to promote the adoption and usage of the Self-Sufficiency standard, as a modification to the federal poverty guideline across the country. The Self-Sufficiency Standard reflects the true cost of living based on the geographical location and household types. To date, we have seen significant impact on how the Self-Sufficiency Standard have influenced public policies and reshaped programs that deals with economic development, workforce development, and the safety net system. The Standard has helped many communities to rethink how they need to invest and realign their resources to ensure they build an economy that provides the proper safety net and livable income to ensure folks have enough to make ends meet.

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We were successful in getting the San Francisco Workforce Investment Board to set-aside funds to support career advance and skills building v. investing solely in entry-level job training programs.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-12-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Wider Opportunities for Women for the past several years. WOW is a uniquely important organization. WOW brings its deep and broad experience in program operation and research to bear in shaping national workforce development policy. As such WOW has gained enormous respects and a well deserved national reputation. WOW speaks with authority on issues of concern to working women and national policy makers listen.

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

Helping to shape national workforce development policy and legislation to address the needs of women.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with hundreds of non-profit organizations--including in past years working as a federal advocate for women. WOW has the best track record I have ever seen of really serving working women as well as women looking for work. They simply 'get it' when it comes to the challenges of helping women get better access to better paying jobs. They also do a fine job educating policy makers about how low income women and their families can get out of poverty AND remain economically stable for good!

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

Seeing how WOW was able to get New York City to adopt their innovative self-sufficiency calculator [showing what it really cost to live in NYC] as a training tool for women and public assistance case managers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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