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The WeLEAD program was started in 2014 as a means to help immigrant and refugee women navigate post-secondary education and to prepare them to be economically and financially self-sufficient. It is the sister program to Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL), whose program focus is on academic support and leadership training for 6th-12th grade girls. 

WeLEAD is a free program for immigrant and refugee women who are enrolled or plan to be enrolled in post-secondary education.  If you are interested in receiving support from WeLEAD, please contact See Lee at

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We support your post-secondary education

Education is one of our key components to building self-confidence and increasing economic opportunities. Our services includes:

  • Access to GED resources and help

  • College homework assistance

  • Financial aid guidance

  • Eligibility to receive small college grants

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We provide leadership & life skills training

WISE hosts workshops with professionals from various disciplines to speak with our program participants to build their networks and professional skills. Activities include:

  • Time management workshops

  • Homeownership workshops

  • Financial literacy skills development

  • Self-esteem development

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We prepare women to be economically self-sufficient

A core component of this program is to position immigrant women to achieve economic success, fully participate in the state's economy, and to have access to diverse, high-paying work opportunities.  Our support includes:

  • Internship and job shadowing match

  • Referral services

  • Resume building and writing

  • Job interview practice


WeLEAD is a free program for immigrant and refugee women transitioning to post-secondary education or already enrolled.

For questions and inquiries, email See Lee.


Mentors provide homework help and guidance to immigrant and refugee girls.


See Lee

WeLEAD Program Coordinator

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