Where are women in the economic development of Anacostia?

IF YOU HAVE DRIVEN THROUGH THE DISTRICT, you have seen the cranes across the town building for a better DC.

But where are women in the development of a better DC. But have you thought about where are women in the economic boom of DC.

With reports speaking about the increased global to local poverty and how women who are supporting families are most likely to make up the numbers on poverty.

Economic empowerment of women means empowerment of families and community.

So are you working or interested in this important issue?

THEN COME TO THE COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE on December 18th at Operation HOPE to let your voice be heard as a business owner, entrepreneur, nonprofit leader and community resident in the Anacostia area.

Please share this information with other women and organizations interestedd in economic empowerment opportunities that for women and by women.

Learn more about what the Office on Women’s Policy and Initaitives wants to do about it. Read more….

INITIATIVE Pathway to Empowerment: The Anacostia Economic Equity for Women Initiative

Objective: To equip, inform and empower women in the District of Columbia with resources and tools to become financially smart entrepreneurs and agents of change in their community.

Target Population: Women who are District of Columbia residents, particularly first-generation entrepreneurs in the nonprofit and private sector

Program Summary: Like a blooming flower, we envision the OWPI’s Pathway to Empowerment Initiative achieving sustained growth through three key phases. First the initiative sets to implement the Roots, or the foundation for Economic Equality, are grown in Phase One (including Childcare, Health, Housing, and especially Building a Sisterhood). Next the community of women, or the Sisterhood provides the “fertilizer” for all subsequent progress – to make sure it is done in a healthy, sustainable way.

And lastly the Stem of the flower, as Phase Two, is Skill-Building and Job Training for the women. Project areas in Phase Two include Small Business Development, Creative Economy, and Financial Literacy. Phase Three represents the economic empowerment of the women that becomes mutually shared by the community through the seeds of knowledge, mentorship and empowerment of other women and girls.

Learn more at http://owpi.dc.gov/owpi/cwp/view,a,3,q,572988.asp#top#top

SAVE THE DATE

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007 10AM (9:30AM Registration/Refreshments) OPERATION HOPE, 2509 GOOD HOPE ROAD SE WASHINGTON DC 20020

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.ANACOSTIA.EVENTBRITE.COM

As part of OWPI’s overall Washington Women’s Empowerment Initiative, we invite you to attend the community roundtable for a new initiative forming – the Anacostia Women’s Economic Equity Initiative.

The purpose of the community roundtable is to bring awareness of this new initiative and encourage the involvement of women leaders, residents and organizations in the Anacostia area to foster economic empowerment among women through programs, practices and policy recommendations.

Onsite registration and refreshments will begin at 9:30AM and the program will begin at 10:00AM.

Government and community residents and leaders will share information on supporting the initiative.

The Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives (OWPI) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all women and their families within the District of Columbia.

OWPI, working in conjunction with the DC Commission for Women, is in a unique position to serve as a liaison between the public and private sectors and the Executive Office of the Mayor.

To learn more about the initiative, call OWPI at 202-724-1516 or email women@dc.gov.

For directions to Operation HOPE call. 202-582-2212.

Refreshments will be served. Free parking is available.

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