WIP gives back to the community through its affiliation with various organizations that provide educational and support services to women. Following are a few examples of organizations that have inspired us by their vision and success at helping women to achieve their goals. Please visit the links below for more information and contact WIP if you would like to become involved with one of these organizations.
For the past 25 years, Deborah's place has worked to break the cycle of homelessness through compassionate, innovative, and award-winning programs. Their dedicated volunteers and staff support women through their journeys from homelessness to permanent supportive housing with comprehensive services. www.deborahsplace.org
Volunteer activities include gardening and cleaning, leading bingo games, helping with budgeting, resume writing, or arts and crafts or providing administrative support to the staff. https://www.deborahsplace.org/volunteer/single-day/
Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago:
Excellence in Science, Math and Technology
The Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago is the only all-girls public school in the city. Its charter is based on the belief that a single-sex school for young women in the public schools can prevent the disengagement from math, science and technology that often takes place as girls enter adolescence.
Preparing students to achieve academically and preparing students for college and careers are two main pillars upon which education is built at the Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago.
Enthusiasm, energy and a vision of learning math, science and technology for the future unifies YWLCS students, parents, staff, board members and the larger education community of Chicago. In order to meet the goals of educating the whole woman, they also offer classes and projects in the arts, foreign language, humanities and physical fitness/health. For more information, please visit www.ywlcs.org.
Donations from our Christmas party fundraiser helped the math program at YWLCS