Empowering A New Generation of Young Girls and Women

The Boston Five & Ms. Leslie

With Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten, President of Simmons University, Boston, MA.

The Boston 5

At Simmons University Black Symposium
Boston, MA, April 27-30, 2023.

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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.

Featured Programs

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.

Life Skills

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.

Scholarship Program

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!

Latest News

STEM Conference 2023

STEM Conference 2023

Women of the Dream held its annual STEM Conference for girls May 12th on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia! What a day! Close to 100 girls were exposed to careers in STEM in the areas...

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Upcoming Events

Teen Conference

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

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