Empowered Women International
Since June I have been interning part-time at Empowered Women International, a local non-profit, as the Non-Profit Management Intern.
In a nutshell EWI focuses on providing immigrant, refugee, and low-income women who have basic artisan business ideas, with a 4-month intensive business and entrepreneurship course to move their idea into reality.
We then follow with additional mentor support and resources to make our entrepreneurs artisan business a success.
This falls in line with a lot of my beliefs about where non-profit work should be heading. I believe traditional aid is failing. Millions of dollars has been donated in poverty relief but the poverty issue is still just as bad.
This is why I support EWI so much. It helps to create economic, and career opportunities for low-income, immigrant and refugee women and raise awareness and increase appreciation for the cultural contributions that immigrant and refugee women make to our country.
I don’t want this post to run to long so I will close now.