Please donate to a specific cause. All donations are tax deductible.
Empower Girls in STEM
The mission of Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals-AWEP is to educate, inspire, empower and mentor women and girls in our communities through the Empower Girls in STEM mentorship program . Our “Empower Girls in STEM” program gives underrepresented groups, particularly girls and women, a window into STEM careers and builds a network of support and ongoing mentorship for students who are interested in studying and practicing STEM. Our organization is engaged with our home communities in order to leverage the talents we have to the benefit of local students and underprivileged young women. We know that role models and mentors help young women visualize themselves as STEM Professionals and future leaders which is why our mentoring efforts not only provide successful role models for future women in STEM, but also showcase the range of opportunities a STEM education makes possible.
Globally, women account for only 21% of researchers working in engineering, physics and computer sciences, while only few Fortune 500 technology companies are led by women. The lack of female representation proves problematic when you take into account that in the next decade, more than 80% of jobs will require technology skills. One thing fueling the gender disparity is that women and girls are denied access to both the education and technology that allow men to excel in STEM fields. In developing countries the rates of women participating in STEM education or holding a career in the field are far lower. Your donation will help us work to increase the involvement of women and girls in STEM
Stop Domestic Violence against Women and Children
Domestic violence occurs in every culture, country, and age group. It affects people from all socioeconomic, educational, and religious backgrounds and happens in both same-sex and heterosexual relationships. Children are also affected by domestic violence, even if they are not abused or do not witness it directly. Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women. Children in homes where there is domestic violence are also more likely to be abused.
AWEP, has positioned itself to fill a gap in service by serving victims fleeing domestic violence and homelessness. We have a unique opportunity to open a safe house and you can help! Your donations will benefit victims in need of safety while transitioning to independence. At AWEP, we provide more than a listening ear. We want to empower the women with information and resources for help.
Along with housing placements, we also provide assistance with advocacy, resources and referrals because many times the issues surrounding domestic abuse are more than just housing issues. We believe that no Man, Woman or Child should be abused in any way, Verbal, Emotional, Physical, Sexual or Psychological.
As a 501 (c) 3, tax exempt non profit organization, all donations to AWEP are Fully Tax Deductible.