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
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.
I have supported Women Identity Purpose (WIP) since its inception because I believe in their platform to help women. Specifically, I believe their programs directed to working mothers are extraordinary because they offer options that are not only needed, but also, educational. Resources are provided that extend far beyond the initial meet.
WIP seeks to interconnect the community allowing for more transparency and exposure. I look forward to their model being duplicated across the nation.
Congratulations Women Identity Purpose for more than 7 years of service in Illinois and Tennessee. And, thank you Cynthia Jones for your tireless efforts, you continue to move the mountains out of the way and forge ahead with the vision.
I am honored to support the Vision of WIP and see the benefits it has brought to women in this community. The inspiration and self esteem building activities will continue to transform the lives of others for a long time to come. CJ is a Dynamic Leader and has a heart to make a positive difference thru her organization.