“Empowering Women and their Families”

Economically empowering women and their families, Women’s Mentoring Network provides the foundational skills for women to secure quality employment and pursue their educational goals. Programs and services focus on Workforce Development, Financial Literacy, and Computer & Digital Literacy. Women’s Mentoring Network offers workshops and one-on-one assistance to adults through our E to the 4th POWER Program (Employment, Education, Economic Mobility and Empowerment). The organization also provides services to students through its First Generation Achievement Program. Students may join our Junior Leadership Team or receive help in our Early Steps Tutoring Program. Women’s Mentoring Network does not charge for any of its services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Mentoring Network – Addressing Food Insecurity & the Digital Divide during the COVID-19 Pandemic

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & FINANCIAL LITERACY

Serving hundreds of adults and youth with resume preparation, interview skills, job search, budgeting assistance, improving credit scores, and personal finance management services annually.

MENTORING

Peer to peer mentoring keeps the client goal focused, celebrates milestones, and provides an individual with a unique experience.

LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP

Women gain day to day life management and coping skills that allow them to recognize their potential, build self-confidence, self-advocate and build stronger family units to move forward with career and educational goals.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

Strongly promotes adult college level studies and technical training that leads to increased employment opportunities and economic sustainability.

FOOD PANTRY

Distributes over 100,000 meals annually in conjunction with the Fairfield County Food Bank. This helps families stretch their food budgets and increases the nutritional value of their meals.

31%

Fairfield County households living paycheck-to-paycheck

12%

Increase in client enrollment between 2015 and 2017

.90

.90 cents of every $1.00 raised goes directly to Client Services

100K

Meals distributed annually in partnership with Fairfield County Food Bank

See how Women’s Mentoring Network celebrated its 30th Anniversary

Visiones and the Women’s Mentoring Network – Lynda Baquero speaks with Lana Gifas, the executive director of the Women’s Mentoring Network, and Carolyn Armas, a Women’s Mentoring Network volunteer, about the services the organization provides.

WOMEN’S MENTORING NETWORK

  • Providing services that promote purpose, opportunity and foster positive life expectations
  • Building an educational and social foundation that allows maximization of potential
  • Enabling individuals to mainstream as productive, skilled members of the workforce
  • Breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty

Women’s Mentoring Network is proud to part of the following collaboratives:

The most significant recent accomplishments of our clients include their continued success in finding jobs and then going on to grow in their careers.