Invest in Women FIRST

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Raised by 11 people in 18 months
Invest in Women FIRST: Providing Education After Prison

The Women FIRST Clinic provides classes for formerly incarcerated women to pursue educational goals.  The clinic also provides transportation, childcare, dinner, and individual tutoring, as well as, professional and personal mentorship.

Through a partnership between Women With a Vision and the Louisiana Prison Education Coalition, the Women FIRST Clinic launched a pilot session in the Summer of 2016.  10 women participated in the pilot and attended classes to work towards educational goals.

We currently have 30 women on a waiting list to participate in the next session. Clearly, women want and need a space to pursue educational goals after prison.

We need your support.

Please consider donating to help us provide the space and resources to make sure that women as able to continue their education after prison and lead successful lives.
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The Louisiana Prison Education Coalition is a group of people that are committed to increasing the educational opportunities for the 45,000 people currently in prison in Louisiana and all those directly impacted by the prison system. Through our collective power, we work to thoughtfully develop and implement programming to ensure that individuals can achieve their educational goals from early literacy through higher education. In addition to providing education in prison, we also seek to educate the public about prison in order build support for prison education and understanding for the impact of this system on our communities.
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Here's a photo of our FIRST class. We already have 30 women interested in participating in the next class!
Here's a photo of our FIRST class!
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The Women FIRST Clinic provides classes for formerly incarcerated women to pursue educational goals. Classes include one-on-one tutoring, professional development, and mentoring. They also provides transportation, childcare, and dinner for students.

Women With a Vision and the Louisiana Prison Education Coalition collaborated to create the pilot program of the Women FIRST Clinic during the summer of 2016. 10 women attended these classes to work towards their educational goals, like preparing to take the HiSET exam. Currently 30 women are on the wait-list to participate in the next session.

It is clear that women want and need a space to pursue educational goals after prison. Please consider donating to help us provide the space and resources to make sure that women are able to continue their education after prison and lead successful lives.
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Raised by 11 people in 18 months
Created October 4, 2016
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John Starr
7 months ago

Sorry I missed the event....

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17 months ago
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17 months ago
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Lynn Frank
18 months ago

I heard about you from Annie Freitas who gave an amazing talk. Good luck with your work.

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