Higher Education Interrupting the Cycle of Poverty

Apr 3, 2014

This is the most poignant piece on the importance of higher education and how it is the way out of poverty for so many women and their families for generations to come.

http://shriverreport.org/higher-education-interrupting-the-cycle-of-poverty-eduardo-padron/

Did you know that in the United States, more than 1 in 3 women live in poverty or on the brink of it, and just over 4 out of every 10 children living in poverty or on the brink are in families headed by women?  This is right here, right now in our very own country, the United States of America… the land of freedom, opportunity, where dreams can come true.

If you haven’t attended one of our Luncheons this year, you should!  Our Bellevue Luncheon is May 1st. Depicted in this picture are women who are currently receiving education grants from WWIN. This quote in the article couldn’t describe why Washington Women in Need is so important and the theme of this year’s Luncheon (which is being touted as the best Luncheon yet!):

“One casualty women face when confronting moment-to-moment crises and challenges that too often trap them in an endless cycle of poverty: their aspirations. Dreams are put on hold—sometimes permanently—and human potential is too often wasted. That means incalculable losses reverberating across families, communities, and a nation that can ill afford to lose its most valuable resource: the dreams of its people, the American Dream.”

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