transitional employment

I am Women’s Bean Project: Katie

Hello, my name is Katie. My journey to Women’s Bean Project started at the moment of my conception. As I know it, my mother attended a New Year’s Eve party when she was 16. In her words, she was raped and months later learned she was pregnant. I was conceived by an act of violation and born into a family of untreated mental illness. As

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I am Women’s Bean Project: Aminah Part-Two

I was blessed to start my life surrounded by both parents and awesome grandparents. I had what most would describe as a normal childhood. I grew up in a nice house, had professional parents, material things, and everything else a kid likes. Because my grandparents were from a time in our society that wasn’t very kind to African Americans, they along with my parents

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Second Chances

In 2010, Chaka lost her mother and fell into a deep depression. While working in home healthcare, Chaka made a horrible choice that cost her job and heartache among her family and children. Nobody would hire her for more than two years, until one day when she got a call from Women’s Bean Project. Meet Elizabeth, who had no positive role models growing up

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Earth Day 2014 – Our Commitment to a Sustainable Community

Like Earth Days of the past, Earth Day 2014 will focus on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever. Today – Earth Day 2014 – will seek to do just that through its global theme:

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