The Women’s Leadership Council created the E3 initiative to help low-to moderate income working women in central Ohio become “educated, empowered and elevated” to a new level of financial stability for themselves and their families.
E3 relies on three strategies to help women succeed:
- Providing the support needed to secure a livable wage job with benefits
- Linking women to resources and benefits that enhance financial stability
- Helping participants develop financial literacy
Women entering the E3 program must have a high school diploma or GED, be working or have a means of support, but struggling to meet basic needs, and be willing to work hard to improve finances.
The E3 initiative begins with an intensive 16-week program designed to help women with financial literacy, remedial math and English, self-esteem, and resume and networking skills. All E3 participants are matched with a WLC member who serves as their mentor. Once a participant is in school, we provide continued support, including job placement services and networking opportunities.
For more information or to get started with the E3 initiative, email E3interest@newdirectionscc.org or call 614.849.0028 and dial zero (0) to reach a receptionist.