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Review for Washington Womens Employment and Education, Tacoma, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have just completed nine years on the Board of WWEE. WWEE helps low income women gain the skills and courage to become self sufficient. For little more than $1500 per person it helps women transition from welfare to work. It changes their lives and the lives of their children. I have gained respect for women who recover from lives shattered by domestic violence, substance abuse and low self esteem. I have learned that you don't get to pick your parents and that I was very fortunate to have intelligent, hard working middle class parents who passed on their values to me. Not everyone is so fortunate. WWEE helps women make up for years of bad luck and bad decisions and helps them transform their lives and the lives of their children. During the years I served on the board WWEE has transitioned from being mostly dependent on government grants to being almonst 50% funded by foundations and private donations. Though no longer able to serve on the board I will continue to be involved in helping bring the WWEE methodology to other organizations who can bring the same success to more women in Washington and throughout the nation.

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

Hearing the stories of women who have transformed their lives through the WWEE program.

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

Helping children by helping their mother's break the cycle of poverty

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


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

Expand its highly successful program to help more women.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Served on Board for nine years.