WOMEN UNITED: LEADING THE CHARGE. INSPIRING THE CHANGE.
Women United, is committed to investing in two-generation strategies to advance single mothers and their children in East Bayside. In recent months we have explored the neighborhood, identified needs in the community, heard from experts, and learned about effective strategies to improve lives. Now, Women United is getting to work!
Women United is thrilled to announce that our Steering Committee recently voted to approve a $10,000 investment in a collaborative project between Portland Housing Authority (PHA) and Portland Adult Education (PAE).
The project will identify a group of single moms who are East Bayside residents of Portland Housing Authority. That group will complete a needs assessment, which will give us information on some of the barriers and challenges these moms experience. A coordinator will develop a support group for the moms and work individually with them to create an education and/or employment plan. Women United members will be volunteering on 9/28 to support the project’s first event: a Bayside Moms Family Dinner. Volunteers will be making jewelry with children while the moms meet with the project coordinator.
RFP: Women United recently formed an Investing Committee responsible for evaluating and selecting all future Women United investments. The committee released an RFP (Request for Proposals) for up to $100,000 in funding. We will be looking for programs that are: two-generation, collaborative, focus on single moms and their children in East Bayside, and have a proposed strategy for engaging Women United members.
Fall Event: Save the date for our next Women United event. November 1, at Urban Farm Fermentory, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm, All are welcome. Details to follow.
Women United is leading the charge on impacting change in our community. Our goal this year is to raise $125,000 and increase our membership to 100 strong! We need your help, your time, your energy, and your dollars. Membership to Women United is $1,000 annually (step up is available). Your membership is a philanthropic investment in our community and will go to support single moms and their children. Join now!
United Way of Greater Portland’s fall campaign is underway which makes it easy to pledge to Women United. If you are at a company that runs a United Way campaign, you can join by simply checking the box on your pledge form to designate your gift to Women United.
Please join us in our mission to support single mothers and their children in Greater Portland. By joining Women United, you become part of a caring group of women leading critical work and change in Greater Portland.