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4 Ways Women are Changing the World

By pooling resources, talents and passion, women are boosting their impact.
January 8, 2021

All over the world, women are fighting for change – for the health, education and financial stability of themselves, their families and their communities.

Some run for office. Some lead mass protests. And some work at a grassroots level to make incremental, substantive change for the people in their communities.

Many of these local women are part of Community Women, a global group of women who work with Community Nonprofit to connect with other change-makers and extend their impact.

Here are a few examples.

1. Preparing kids for kindergarten

A child who can’t read proficiently by third grade is four times less likely to graduate high school. To reach kids before that critical age, local women are leading the charge to establish and volunteer for reading programs for preschool students. The result: reading test scores are going up, donated books are going home with kids, and children are building relationships with volunteer mentors.

2. Reducing teen pregnancy

A group of passionate, dedicated women is changing the odds for girls at higher risk of becoming pregnant. By investing millions of dollars and involving tens of thousands of young women and their parents, volunteers helped drop the birth rate for teens by 50 percent in one community. Their next goal: infant mortality.

3. Empowering women’s economic stability

Because women are more likely to find themselves living in poverty than men, a group of local women decided to focus on providing centers where low-income women and their families could receive financial coaching, job training, credit management and more. Over 4,000 women and their families have improved their lives through the program. 

4. Creating meaningful mentorships

Knowing that female professionals face unique challenges, Community Women created a mentoring program,  where older female professionals mentor younger women—helping them achieve business, civic and community impact goals. The program has resulted in hundreds of long-term partnerships, a key factor in good health.

If you're looking to build connections and give back to the community, Community Women is a perfect group to join. Sign up for our email newsletter to find out more. 

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