Women of all ages are invited to a free, eight-week series focusing on educating and empowering women by building knowledge and skills in multiple areas. Starting Monday, May 6, 2019, the “Women’s Empowerment Group” will feature practical tips on weekly topics including relationships, parenting, mental and physical health, education, employment, and finances.
All sessions will take place on Mondays, 5 – 7 p.m. at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. Dates range from May 6 through July 1 (excluding Monday, May 27).
Presented by Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place and Urban Strategies, Inc. the Women’s Empowerment Group was created by women to serve women to provide a safe, welcoming space that encourages participants to speak openly and candidly. Children are welcome to accompany their parent or guardian with special kids programming provided by Play Cousins Collective while the women’s group is in session. Food will also be served for all in attendance.
“I am inspired by the words of the late, great Lena Horne “it’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it,” stated Nannettte Dix, administrator of the Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place. “Our goal for this Women’s Empowerment Group is to enable women to gain the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to carry their life loads a little differently.”
Along with Nannette Dix, other presenters include Talonda Holland, project manager with Urban Strategies, Inc.; Angela Wilson, community outreach coordinator with Family Scholar House; and Adrian Wallace, chief executive officer with Bishop and Chase.