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Steppingstone Inc. Receives Grant to Help Women Access Workforce Development Programming

The Fall River Women’s Union has awarded $4,450 to Steppingstone’s Project EdNA, which provides access to workforce development programs to women in treatment at Steppingstone, enabling them to successfully enter the workforce.

Helping women further their education

Project EdNA has partnered with Bristol Community College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education to offer a workforce development course which is tailored to the specific needs of women in treatment and will be held twice over the next year, making it available to up to 40 women at our treatment programs. This 15 hour course will address the most essential educational/vocational needs of our female clients, such as resume writing, interview coaching and presentation, and job searches. The overarching goal of Project EdNA is to help our female clients become financially independent by furthering their education and developing necessary skills. This funding from the Fall River Women’s Union will fund one of two sessions of the course to be held in spring 2019.

Steppingstone Inc. Executive Director Kathleen Schedler-Clark said this generous grant has the potential to impact many women in profound ways. “The Fall River Women’s Union has been a faithful supporter of Project EdNA over the years and this latest grant further enhances their commitment to helping educate and empower women of Fall River”.