Women’s Empowerment and Leadership
The Women's Empowerment and Leadership (WeLEAD) program was started in 2014 as a means to help immigrant and refugee women navigate post-secondary education and prepare them for the workforce. 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.
Originally just for former GGAL participants entering college, WeLEAD is now open to all immigrant and refugee women who are actively pursuing higher education.
Leadership & Life Skills Training
WISE provides continuous leadership development opportunities in order to help young immigrant women live in a safe environment free from violence.
WISE hosts workshops with professionals from various disciplines to speak with our program participants to build their networks and skills. Activities include:
Time management workshops
Financial literacy skills development
Education is one of our key components to building self-confidence and increasing economic opportunities. Our support includes:
Access to GED resources and help
College homework assistance
Financial aid guidance
Job Skills Support
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:
Job shadowing support
Referral services to connect immigrant women to a variety of resources
Opportunities to inspire and connect young women to members of the community
Resume building and writing
Job interview practice
How to get Involved & Cost
Those interested in participating in WeLEAD many contact See Lee, WeLEAD Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
WeLEAD Program Coordinator