Welcome! Women Empowering Women (WEW)-Diamonds in the Rough is a non-profit organization, with 501C 3 status, established in the heart of Richmond, Virginia. WEW has aided the less fortunate and helped empower women through empowerment sessions, community services, and social activities.
A diamond in the rough is a woman having exceptional qualities and potential that exists just beneath the surface. Looking at them you might never realize the dazzling beauty that lies within the stone. The potential for greatness already exists within each of us.
The purpose of Women Empowering Women-Diamonds In The Rough is to support and care for the community and empower women to live life to their fullest potential.
Programs and Services:
People Empowering People (PEP): The mission of People Empowering People (P.E.P) Program is to provide internship, empowerment workshops, and support services to people who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, or involvement in the criminal justice system.
Mentoring Program (R.I.S.E): Striving to provide a platform for women that will address self-esteem and social competency, while building strong relationships. We hope to profoundly impact the lives of women and encourage them to live life to their fullest potential.
Second Chance Scholarship: This scholarship program will provide women a second chance at a college education. Second chance scholars are individuals who, for a variety of reasons, did not attend, graduate from college immediately after high school or who are returning to college. The objective of a scholarship fund is to give money for educational expenses, books, tuition, and more to applicants who meet specific criteria.
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