The signature program of The Empowerment Project at AWP, formerly called Women Taking Charge, is now RISE: Redefining Independence, Safety, and Empowerment.
RISE is a free education empowerment program that covers topics on employment readiness, financial security, and community involvement. This 12 week curriculum will provide its participants with the confidence to utilize the skills gained through RISE.
The curriculum includes skill building on:
- Resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation
- Budgeting and long term financial planning
- Education on family law, civic engagement and education options
“Survivors of domestic violence most often cite financial stability as the reason behind their decision to stay with or return to abusers”*. Because of this, RISE provides education and opportunity for participants to gain independence, safety, and empowerment to move forward.
Recognizing that AWP's domestic violence clients face many hurdles, RISE provides meals, transportation support, computers, and course materials during the 12 sessions which will be on Tuesdays, 6-9pm starting September 4th to November 20th (meeting on September 17 instead of the 18th).
For more information on RISE contact the Empowerment Project Coordinator, Rachele Daniels, at 215.343.9241, x114 or via email at RDaniels@awomansplace.org.