Education & Career Development Programs
Online Colleges – 202-367-9383
Offers scholarships for women interested in furthering their education. The site presents women-specific scholarships you may want to explore, including general criteria for each opportunity. The guide includes detailed descriptions of 35 scholarships available only to women, all sorted into specific fields of study and demographic characteristics. Use the links provided to access more detailed information about eligibility and instructions for completing and submitting an application.
DWDC is a non-profit organization located in Washington Heights, Northern Manhattan. DWDC was founded in 1988 by nine Dominican women who identified the need for Latinas to organize around critical issues and seek solutions to systemic problems affecting their families and community, such as sexism and discrimination, high housing costs, low-achieving schools, high dropout rates, limited access to health care services, attacks on reproductive rights, high teenage pregnancy, and high poverty rates.
DWDC Educational Development Program – 212-740-1929
This program was established in 1989 to directly impact the development of the Latina community. The Educational Program offers the following services:
- The Ercilia Pepín program is designed by and for Latina women & men to assist them in their educational development. The classes for adults offer English as a Second Language, GED preparation and Citizenship.
- The Abigail Mejía Community Technology Center offers literacy classes, and computer classes level 1 & 2 in Spanish.
- The Immigration Program: A program that promotes English-language proficiency and civics/citizenship participation, providing students with the basic educational skills needed to secure employment or pursue higher education, and introduce newly arrived immigrants to mainstream society. The classes are designed to cater to the individual’s English level.
- Citizenship Preparation Program: This class teaches adults about the customs, culture, and laws of the United States through the facilitation of information. The course also instructs the students on the rights and responsibilities that come with being a United States citizen.
Center for Women of New York – Job Club
Takes place every on Wednesdays at 5:30pm, Queens Borough Hall, Room 325 and is led by a career coach. Attendees receive guidance on job searches, finding the appropriate career field, putting together a resume and preparing for an interview. We do not provide job referrals. For more details, contact CWNY at 718-793-0672, firstname.lastname@example.org
Savvy Ladies offers programming and events that broadly disseminate financial planning resources and offers a secure forum for women to network and ask financially-related questions.
The Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement (WCECA) was established in 1970 as a project of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. to meet the challenge of providing marketable skills to women of color who held marginal and tenuous places in the paid labor force. For over four decades the Women’s Center has upheld its commitment to improve the economic self-sufficiency of women, especially the underserved and underrepresented. To work toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency for all NYC women, the Women’s Center has conducted successful Career Services programs for 40,000 low-income and unemployed New York City women. Programs offered include self-sufficiency workshops and the Workready Program.
Turning Point – (718) 883-9400
Offers a youth program for Muslim girls and young women focused on learning to cope with the issues and social pressures that they face.
Adelante Alliance – 347-889-6125
Offers English classes for Spanish speaking adults, a GED course, computer classes, women’s leadership workshops and an after school English/Spanish program for children.
Dress for Success New York – 212-532-1922
Provides interview appropriate apparel to low-income women seeking employment.
135 W. 4th Street
Job Training Programs
Provides a forum for women in or interested in new media and technology to network, exchange job and business leads, form strategic alliances, mentor and teach, intern and learn skills to help women succeed in an increasingly technical workplace and world.
Center for Women of New York – 718-793-0672
Excel/Word/Internet/Keyboarding classes, finance clinics, legal clinic, general women’s support group every Thursday at 6:00pm. Family daycare certification. In Queens.
Union Center for Women – 718-748-7708
Support groups, classes and workshops.
360 Bay Rdg Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Women in Self Help – 718-289-5834
New York State Displaced Homemaker Program- To help women re-enter job market, 6 week course on career goals, vocational assessment.
Research Foundation of CUNY
Bronx Community College
West 181 Street & University Avenue, Rm. 410
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 289-6343 (fax)
Bronx Educational Opportunity Center – 718-530-70o0
Tuition-free programs, i.e.: occupation preparation, college preparation, G.E.D.
Henry Street Settlement – 212-766-9200
“Earnfare” program- a transition from welfare to work.
Grace Institute – 212-832-7605
Computer training, career development skills, job placement.
Women’s Employment Program – 212-735-9773
Offers a six week Computer and Career Development Certificate Program for displaced homemakers. Free program consisting of two parts: computer training (Microsoft office, organizational skills, etc.) and career development (develop career goals w/counselor, resume development, cover letter writing, successful interviewing, etc.).
Minimum Eligibility: NYS resident, 21 years of age, high school diploma or GED, displaced homemaker, resume.
Resource to search for, prepare for, and find a job.
Fifth Avenue Committee – 718-237-2017
Provides employment assistance services such as resume writing, computer classes, GED/ESL classes, certification and licensing programs, and sector based-targeted skills training programs. 621 DeGraw Street Brooklyn NY, 11217.
Project Enterprise – 212-678-6734
Provides business loans, training, and networking opportunities to low-income entrepreneurs in New York City, so that they can increase their incomes, build their assets, and improve their quality of life.
144 West 125th St. 4th Floor, New York, NY 10027
Soroptimist – 212.893.9000
Works to empower women and girls by increasing their access to education and job training
Provides scholarships to low-income women and girls
Women’s Independent Scholarship Program – 910.397.7742
Provides scholarships to women who have faced domestic abuse
Note: some scholarships listed are specific to one state
American Association of University Women – 800.326.2289
Offers many scholarship sources.
Women’s Sports Foundation – 800.227.3988 | 516.542.4700
Dedicated to increasing opportunities for girls and women in sports and fitness through education, advocacy, recognition and grants. Email: email@example.com
The Foundation Center – 212.620.4230
A library filled with information about grants and scholarships. Open Tues – Fri 11a-5pm / 32 Old Slip 24th Floor New York, NY 10005
Women’s Venture Fund – 212.563.0499
Microloans for women entrepreneurs.
Comprehensive web page with scholarships for women by industry, special groups, and age.
Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Youth
The Point Foundation – 866.33.POINT | 866.337.6468
1357 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10018
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
The League Foundation offers three awards for LGBT high school seniors annually:
The Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)
The Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)
The LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship (up to 5 awards annually)
Offers over 25 merit-based scholarships for LGBTQ+ students to attend the institution of their choice. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offers 50 scholarships to LGBTQ+ youth. You can apply for as many of the scholarships you want by filling out one application.
Scholarships for Women in STEM
Society of Women Engineers – 877.793.4636
Provides scholarships to women planning to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, computer science, or engineering technology
Anita Borg Institute – 650.352.7500
Offers scholarships to women in all countries who are currently pursuing or plan to pursue computing.
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