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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!


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Megan59

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women Identity Purpose is an outstanding organization committed to enhancing the lives of women. The programs offered by Women Identity Purpose are empowering & inspiring!

Joyce33

Donor

Rating: 4

I have had the privilege to attend two events of WIP. Both events were positive and uplifting for women. I am thankful to have been involved with this organization whose focus is to celebrate and help females better themselves in every area of their lives. I excitedly gave donations to WIP because I knew that whatever I gave, would benefit some woman or girl who needed help or who had achieved greatly. Encouragement and celebration are two awesome gifts to give women, whether it done verbally or tangibly.

lequee

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've enjoyed working with WIP as a volunteer. The vision is strong and meaningful. Each of the events provide structure and hope for all women. WIP offers hope to women that may not know their value and connect them with others that are willing to assist them in reaching for the stars.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Rose Hines and I would like to thank all of you for the work you do. My daughter entered me in the contest for Mother's Day. Even though I did not win, I won just the same. The flowers that were sent in my daughter's name are simply beautiful. The unique basket is something I will keep long after the flowers are gone. I just wanted to thank all of you and to encourage each of you to keep up the good work that you do. Thank you so much and may God bless each of you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Volunteers were great for our event! Very interactive with children and families who were getting photos made with Santa. A big help in making sure our newest event component ran smoothly!

MsTonya30

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really enjoyed volunteering with Porter Leath! It was a joy to see people come in to donate toys and monetary funds for such a worthy cause!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My recent first volunteer effort was to facilitate a workshop on Interviewing for several of the women associated with one of WIP's community partners. The experience was rewarding because it offered me an opportunity to connect with others that could use my expertise. The ladies were able to gain inisight and suggestions on how best to approach the job market. They were engaged and found the time well spent.

I would encourage anyone to consider volunteering with WIP and supporting the organization financially. It will be time and money well spent.

Debra Anderson
Independent Consultant

Board Member

Rating: 4

I have enjoyed working with WIP (Women Identify Purpose) as both a volunteer and now as a board member. The vision has allowed me and many other women to be touched both emotionally as well as mentally. Each event that I have been involved with has provided a forum where women are able to uplift other women by sharing not only their struggles but also their accomplishments. The events that I have attended as a volunteer have finally given purpose the struggles and trials I have personally endured as a single mother with a limited budget. When women know that they are not alone in their struggles and there is someone who has endured AND overcome, they are empowered by the strength of those around them. This organization not only gives hope to women who feel powerless but connects them with other women and other organizations that will help them step by step rise to the next level of success. I have been able to encourage others that I have met as well as be encouraged when I needed that extra push! Thanks, WIP!!

Marcia J.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I work with WIP becasue I beleive in what they are doing to change lives of women of all ages and race. They speak to the heart of what women need. If you are looking for a way to change your community, start with WIP.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Women Identity Purpose is an excellent orgnaization dedicated to connecting and fortifying business relationships. I've had many encounters with this orgnaization and each one has been phenomenal! Very professional, caring, and positive staff with a goal to serve and support. What an awesome concept!