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Women of the Dream, Inc.
Women of the Dream, Inc. is a 501-C-3 organization that provides program services to girls and young women, ages 12-18, in underserved communities, and prepares them for personal, career, and economic success.
Women of the Dream uses a school-based model. Coordination and provision of all services, programs, and activities occur through partnerships with schools. All school-based mentoring services are provided at schools during school hours.
Our mission is to strengthen the leadership, power, and voices of girls from marginalized and underserved communities. We envision a world in which all girls and young women, regardless of race, ethnicity, income level or social status, are nurtured and empowered to reach their fullest potential.
We currently work with girls and young women, ages 12-18, in the Camden, NJ area and partner to provide programs to other underserved communities.
College Prep, Career & Workforce Readiness
Camden, NJ Women of the Dream (WOD) has been awarded a major grant from PNC Bank Foundation to provide college, career development and workforce readiness to high school girls in Camden, NJ. The goal of the year-long program is to prepare girls for college and compete for a wide spectrum of professional careers within the global marketplace.
The life skills program serves girls enrolled in middle and high schools in Camden, NJ schools. The curriculum includes financial literacy, stress management, family relationships, intimate partner relationships, health and wellness, and other relevant topics.
Socially & Culturally Relevant Programs
Socially and culturally relevant activities complement our school-based group discussions with our participants. These activities include teen empowerment conference and workshops sponsored by other nonprofit organizations; trips to colleges, worksites, museums; participation in leadership conferences; and an opportunity to meet and network with successful women of color.
Women of the Dream’s annual scholarship is open to all senior girls enrolled in Camden’s public, private, and charter high schools. To date, Women of the Dream has provided scholarships to 37 young women. The first cohort of scholarship recipients in 2017 all graduated from college in 2021!
Ten young women from Women of the Dream (WOD) are now adding “published author” to their resumes with the Feb. 28 release of “Speak Young Brown People, Speak. We Are Listening!” The book features 16 essays, poems, affirmations, and art...
“Meet the Student Authors”Press Conference Ten young women from Women of the Dream (WOD) in Camden, NJ, can add “published author” to their resumes with the Feb. 28 release of “Speak Young Brown...
Brittain Foundation to Provide a Four-Year Scholarship to a Camden Graduate Camden, NJ – (April 27, 2021) – Women of the Dream (WOD) announced today that it will host its 5th Annual Scholarship & Awards Program. The event will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at...
Leslie Morris, Founder/CEO, talks to Oprah Winfrey about Women Of The Dream during Oprah’s National Tour on February 8, 2020 In Brooklyn, NY.