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. Activities include
Time management workshops
Financial literacy skills development
WISE continues to provide academic support for GGAL girls going into higher education. Education is one of our key components to building self-confidence and gaining economic wealth. Our support includes
Access to GED resources and help
College homework assistance
Financial aid guidance
Job Skills Support
WISE aims to train 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
Those interested in participating or volunteering/mentoring with WeLEAD may contact the WeLEAD Program Coordinator.
WeLEAD Program Coordinator