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Review for Women's Empowerment, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering at Women's Empowerment for over 6 years now. I had just completed my coaching certification as an Empowerment Coach and wanted to give back to the community when I found this amazing group of dedicated staff, volunteers and inspiring women who were committed to changing lives for the better. And as it always seems to happen, much much more has been given to me. My first experience as a Job Mentor challenged me as I offered my experience and encouragement while watching these brave women move through their fears, deal with the shelter system, attend classes every day, and begin to believe that not only do they deserve to succeed, but they really can with the support and love generated through Women's Empowerment. I also teach a class and conduct coaching sessions that helps the women look at how they get in their own way and developing strategies that allow them to see past their old beliefs to their internal greatness, and then move toward the possibilities for the life they want to recreate for their families. I am so honored, and proud to be a part of the Women's Empowerment family. I really feel connected to them in a deep and real way. No matter how little someone can give, it is accepted with gratitude, grace and enthusiasm. Even when I moved out of the area for 2 years, I stayed involved and flew in for their fundraising event each year. I hope to stay involved for many years to come.

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

the mentoring I've done with women over the years. It is so amazing to watch the shift in consciousness they make, their eyes light up when they talk about their dreams and plans for their future. To have some small part in that is very fulfilling.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the change I see in the women who come through the program and begin to believe in themselves again. They move on to find a job or go to school, they get into permanent house and off the streets.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Always gracious, generous, and friendly. They are open, kind and welcoming. I want to adopt them as my second family.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do anything . . . lengthen their programming, bigger facility, job training programs, open small businesses that their graduates run which will earn money for the organization and provide jobs and training.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Job Mentor, Class Leader, Empowerment Coach.