Women’s Pathway to Success Program

In the area of workforce development, The Atlanta Women’s Foundation has launched a new program called the Women’s Pathway to Success Program. The transformative program will result in job creation, reduce poverty, and eliminate barriers to employment for women in metro Atlanta. Investing in women achieves lasting returns for families, communities, and nations.

Under the Women’s Pathway to Success Program, ten nonprofit organizations will receive grants of $30,000 for the first year and then $50,000 annually for four years (2018-2021) to provide the critical combination of services needed to move women to economic self-sufficiency. This combination of services includes access to workforce training and development, microenterprise development, childcare, financial literacy, and employment opportunities for women at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. The Atlanta Women’s Foundation will invite selected organizations to submit full proposals.

In addition to providing the ten nonprofit organizations with funding, AWF is applying a collective impact approach to the program. This collective impact model involves a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement system, and continuous communication among the cohort of grantees that provide the services. The goal of the collective impact approach is to create large scale community change. AWF’s approach as a central connection for nonprofits has proven to be best practice and reliable in achieving exponential community impact.

Women's Pathway to Success Goals 2017-2021 :

18,000 women living at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines will have access to professional development, microfinance, childcare, job training, and financial literacy.
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90% will be employed within three months, still working after 12 months, and have an average hourly wage of $10.50 after completion of the program.
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75% will achieve economic stability after three years.
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65% will receive health care benefits as part of their wage package.

2017 Grantees

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