Empowering immigrant and refugee women and girls to succeed. 


Give to the Max Day  November 16th! 

Join us in Championing Women’s Dreams by Investing in Her Education!

This year we are raising money for our Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) scholarship fund. Every year, we reward our high school seniors and current college students with $250 scholarships that can be used for books, computers, school supplies, tuition, or independent living expenses.

The immigrant and refugee young women in our program are passionate, driven, and smart but find that the cost of college is their biggest barrier to continuing their education. We are determined to make college more accessible and affordable for all and ask you to join us in this mission by investing in her education.

We often hear from people who believe that the reason immigrant and refugee girls aren’t continuing their education is due to language barriers or lack of education. In reality, our girls are passionate, driven, and smart, but aren’t able to afford the cost of college. While many of them receive scholarships for their tuition, a majority of scholarships do not cover the extra costs associated with college. To pay for the remainder of the costs and to support their families our young women are working when they aren’t in school. There is a lot of economic pressure for these young women to work full time instead of attending school. At WISE we believe that education is crucial for economic self-sufficiency.  When you give today you will be helping immigrant and refugee young women champion their dreams.