Women in Focus Incorporated

Madison, WI

Mission

WOMEN IN FOCUS, INC. ENVISIONS A WORLD IN WHICH DREAMS ARE FULFILLED THROUGH A WORLDWIDE PARTNERSHIP WHERE ALL BARRIERS TO EDUCATION ARE ERASED FOR STUDENTS OF COLOR.

Ruling year info

2002

Main address

PO Box 44013

Madison, WI 53744 United States

EIN

39-1454629

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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Program 1

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: EACH YEAR, WOMEN IN FOCUS, INC. (WIF) AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO DESERVING COLLEGE-BOUND MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS OF COLOR WHO HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE WIF SCHOLARSHIP REVIEW COMMITTEE. PROCEEDS FROM THE ORGANIZATION'S ANNUAL "I HAVE A DREAM" SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET AND BALL, AS WELL AS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SUPPORTERS ARE USED IN FUNDING THE AWARDS.WOMEN IN FOCUS, INC. OFFERS DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS: THE MAJORITY OF OUR SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED TO GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SEEKING TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION POST-HIGH SCHOOL THROUGH AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OR OTHER POST-HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE OR CERTIFICATION. SEVERAL ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED TO ADULT STUDENTS WHO ARE CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION THROUGH AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OR OTHER POST-HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE OR CERTIFICATION.EACH SPRING, WIF HONORS THE STUDENT AWARDEES AND THEIR FAMILIES AT A RECEPTION. THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR WIF MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR SPONSORS TO MEET AND CONGRATULATE THE AWARDEES IN PERSON. WE ARE PROUD TO ENCOURAGE THESE STUDENTS TO SUCCEED IN EDUCATION. THE WOMAN IN FOCUS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AWARDED $32,500 OF SCHOLARSHIPS TO 13 STUDENTS ENTERING OR RETURNING TO COLLEGE.

Expenses
$32,872
Revenue
$0

LITERACY PROGRAM: WOMEN IN FOCUS (WIF) MEMBERS BELIEVE THE ABILITY TO READ IS FUNDAMENTAL TO FUTURE SUCCESS. SINCE 2001, WIF HAS WORKED TO PROMOTE READING AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN THE GREATER MADISON COMMUNITY. WIF STRIVES TO REACH FAMILIES OF COLOR AND CHILDREN WITH LIMITED ACCESS TO BOOKS. THE WIF LITERACY PROGRAM'S PURPOSE IS TO PROMOTE READING AS A POSITIVE ACTIVITY AND EXPERIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: TO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO READ AND LEARN TOGETHER: SUPPORT SCHOOL READINESS AND TO PROVIDE AGE-APPROPRIATE AND INTERESTING BOOKS TO FAMILIES.BEGINNING IN 2008, WOMEN IN FOCUS HAS BEEN PARTNERING WITH THE YWCA MADISON THIRD STREET PROGRAM AND FAMILIES AT THE YWCA TO PROVIDE PROGRAMING AND BOOKS. WIF ALSO PARTNERS WITH COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS JUNETEENTH, THE MADISON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, FOSTER'S SOUL SANTA DINNER, MT. ZION CHURCH, AND OTHERS TO SHARE NEW BOOKS WITH CHILDREN THROUGHOUT THE GREATER MADISON COMMUNITY. WIF HAS RECENTLY STARTED A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SALVATION ARMY OF DANE COUNTY PROVIDING BOOKS AND LITERACY PROGRAMS TO FAMILIES STAYING IN THE FAMILY SHELTER.

Expenses
$2,327
Revenue
$0

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