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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 in grades 7-12 in Camden, NJ. Our model is school-based in that program services are coordinated and implemented through partnerships with Camden’s public schools, and all program services occur at schools during school hours.
Our partner schools include two middle schools (Veterans Memorial Family School, and Morgan Village Academy), and four high schools (Creative Arts High School, Camden High School, Big Picture Learning Academy, and Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School). Women of the Dream’s mission is to empower, cultivate and inspire young women in the city of Camden, New Jersey, and beyond to succeed in every aspect of their lives.
College Prep, Career & Workforce Readiness
Women of the Dream (WOD) provides college prep, career and workforce readiness to girls in 11th and 12th grade through partnerships with Camden’s public high schools. The goal of the program is to prepare girls for career and personal success beyond high school.
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 Activities
Socially and culturally relevant activities complement our school-based group discussions with our participants. These activities include a teen empowerment conference and workshops sponsored by other nonprofit organizations; trips to colleges, worksites, and museums; participation in leadership conferences; and an opportunity to meet and network with successful women of color.
Women of the Dream’s scholarship is open to all senior girls enrolled in Camden’s public, private, and charter high schools. Thanks to generous donors and sponsors, all scholarship applicants receive a scholarship based on a range of criteria. Since 2017, when WOD launched the scholarship program, 81 girls have received scholarships totaling $201,200. Women of the Dream’s first cohort of scholarship recipients in 2017 all graduated from college in 2021!
Camden, NJ – Women of the Dream (WOD) announced today that it received a grant from the Community Planning Advocacy Council (CPAC) to provide services to parents of girls involved in Women of the...
Women of the Dream is partnering with Campbell Soup Company to provide financial literacy classes to Women of the Dream participants. On January 24, 2023, Women of the Dream Life Skills participants traveled to Campbell Soup headquarters in Camden, NJ, for financial...
Women of the Dream Provided over $1000 in cash to girls in the Life Skills Program for holiday shopping
For the third year in a row, Women of the Dream provided a little over $1000 in cash to the girls in the Life Skills Program for holiday shopping for themselves and their families. This past holiday season, the girls were treated to a sit-down lunch followed by a...
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.
March 25, 2023
Women of the Dream Girls travel to Philadelphia for the "I am Enough Teen" Conference sponsored by Sisters Giving Back
Women's History Month
March 26, 2023
Leslie Morris, Founder & CEO, is among the honorees at the "Women of Purpose - Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories" Ladies Tea sponsored by Camden's Mayor Victor Carstarphen.
Girls' Trip To Boston
April 28-30, 2023
Black Alumnae/Symposium at Simmons University (Alma mater of WOD founder, Leslie Morris)
NJFW Annual Conference
May 1, 2023
Leslie Morris, Founder & CEO, Women of the Dream, will be honored by the New Jersey Federation of Women at its annual conference in Atlantic City, NJ.
Annual STEM Conference for Girls
May 12, 2023
We're back in person! Women of the Dream's Annual STEM Conference for Girls, sponsored by Drexel University and American Water Company on the campus of Drexel University, Philadelphia
7th Annual Scholarship and Awards Program
June 10, 2023
Women of the Dream's Annual Scholarship & Awards Program at Camden High School in Camden, NJ