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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
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 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 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!
Women of the Dream Receives Grant to Provide Services to Parents
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 Dream program services. Ten parents will...
Campbell Soup Company provides financial literacy classes to Women of the Dream participants
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...
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...
Women of the Dream received $30,000 in grant funding from the Black Girls Freedom Fund!
Women of the Dream received $30,000 in grant funding from the Black Girls Freedom Fund! This highly competitive national grant aims to support work that advances the well-being of Black girls and their families, including work that centers and advances the power of...
Women of the Dream to Host 6th Annual Scholarship & Awards Program
Camden, NJ – (May 31, 2022) – Women of the Dream (WOD) will award over $70,000 in scholarships to 22 young women graduating from Camden high schools at its Sixth Annual Scholarship & Awards Program on Saturday, June 4, at the Camden High School Campus from 12 – 3...
Leslie Morris, Founder & CEO, Talks to Oprah Winfrey About Women Of The Dream
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 3, 2023
Women of the Dream's Annual Scholarship & Awards Program at Camden High School in Camden, NJ