Bridge to Success: Our partnership with the National Council for Jewish Women, Sacramento Section
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Women’s Empowerment is beyond lucky to partner with the National Council for Jewish Women, Sacramento Section. In 2016, after learning of an unmet need here at WE, they stepped up to begin providing support to graduates of our program. From their website:
We learned of an unmet need and decided to fill it — graduates often have relatively small problems that stand in the way of stability, such as lacking the money to get a car smogged and registered, or a bicycle repaired, or a SMUD bill paid, or a rent deposit put down..
2016 Bridge to Success Grant Program
In 2016, the Sacramento Section will awarded grants of up to $500 per quarter, for a total $2000. 25 applications with individual requests ranging from $35 to $1,000 were received. Most applicants were recent graduates; but some applications were from previous years including one from 2002.
Of the 25 applications, 16 applicants received grants which included:
- Partial front tooth replacement
- Past due utility bill
- Monthly bus pass
- Reinstating driver’s license
- Hair styling tools
- Past due library fines preventing access to library computer resources
- Used books for community college gerontology course
- Security Guard certification card to advance career
- Registration for amnesty program to reduce court fines
The Bridge to Success Grant program will continue to award grants in 2017 starting in March. All WE graduates are welcome to apply: check with the Program Director or your Employment Specialist for details and application.
It is partners like NCJW that we are proud to have on our “WE Team”. Thank you for helping our graduates achieve the success they’ve worked so hard for. Thank you for truly helping to end homelessness–for good.
Learn more about NCJW, and their mission, by visiting their website: https://ncjwsac.org/advocacy/sacramento-section/