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Review for Womens Resource of Greater Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Women's Resource of Greater Houston (TWR) has a mission of helping women and children develop social, financial and personal skills through education and experience. Primary tools are financial education seminars offered broadly throughout the Houston area, Project LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development for "at risk" high school girls) and funding of studies on critical issues important to women, children and families.

The reach of TWR in the Houston area is huge. By aggressively seeking new venues for the financial education seminars, recruting new volunteers and providing a package of materials for each class, TWR has become a major provider of financial education and leadership for women and girls in the community.

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

In providing financial education seminars to many groups in a variety of venues, I've gained a much better appreciation for the depth of the problem and what part I can play in enabling improvement. My most rewarding experiences have been when a student in one of the seminars subsequently shares a success. One student reported recovering some "lost" 401(k) money after an investment seminar. Another reported obtaining an Individual Development Account for continuing education.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

My input is not so much a "change" but rather to stay focused on the current mission. TWR provides a unique and valuable service in the Houston area. Others provide complementary services like resume writing, job placement, substance abuse counseling, tax preparation and so forth. It would be easy to expand into those arenas but I think the most benefit to the community can be achieved by just continuing to improve the current offerings.

Role:  Volunteer & I'm interested in providing financial planning and education to the underserved in my community. TWR has offered me the opportunity to provide this assistance to organizations such as the US Veterans Initiative, Career and Recovery Resources, Bay Area Tu.