• News Release: 3/17/2021

    Here at your local United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, we are preparing to launch a new program this Spring called WomenRise. WomenRise is a child care scholarship program for single mothers pursuing post-secondary education or job training. By covering child care costs, working directly with accredited child care providers, we hope to alleviate one of the barriers to educational and job mobility that single mothers face.   

    Providing opportunities for education and a hand up instead of a hand out is what this program is about. Will you join us, and commit to help a single mother achieve a better life for her and her child? If you are interested in getting in on the ground floor and make a tangible difference in the lives of women and children in our community, please reach out to me at fishera@yourunitedway.org or 508-404-0974.

     With so many facing employment challenges due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, the need is great in our community. These scholarships afford a life changing opportunity for single mothers, and I hope you’ll want to play a role in making as many scholarships available as possible.