A woman's path to an education can sometimes be difficult, as they often must juggle coursework with a multitude of responsibilities. Financial setbacks often cause women to drop out of class or quit school completely.
Through the Women Helping Women program, the WCC Foundation's Women's Council is helping students overcome emergencies related to food shortages, transportation, child care, technology, and utilities so they can continue with their education.
An education opens doors, provides new job opportunities, and helps women provide for themselves and their families.
Please help WCC students by supporting the Women Helping Women program.
With your donation to Women Helping Women, you will receive a special commemorative "Shattering the Glass Ceiling" pin in your first year to symbolize the removal of barriers faced by women pursuing their education.
Number of female students at WCC
Students that have received Student Emergency Fund support and either remain at WCC or have graduated.
Increase in Student Emergency Fund requests since the onset of the pandemic.*
Increase in earnings for women who complete an associate degree, compared to women with no degree.**
"Your participation in the Women Helping Women monthly giving program ensures that economically disadvantaged students and single parents facing financial barriers get the support they need to continue their education."
Eileen Thacker, past Chair of the Women's Council, and the inspiration in the development of the Women Helping Women initiative.
"I proudly wear my 'Shattering the Glass Ceiling' pin to demonstrate my commitment to helping female students break down barriers to their education."
Meredith Miller, current Women's Council chair.
*2018-2019 academic year
**Inside Higher Ed: Degrees Lead on wages, March 29, 2017