Reaching out to our community
The Women’s Business Connection (WBC) is very active in the community and in 1996 adopted their first community outreach partner, the YWCA of Chester County. Since that time WBC has been involved and supported several organizations. Whether it was through a clothing drive for the Career Wardrobe, fundraising efforts, or physical labor provided to assist the first ever Habitat for Humanity Women Build in Chester County, WBC members have reached out to our partners delivering the support they need.
The 2020-2021 Community Outreach Partner
Chester County Futures has served low-income adolescents for nearly 24 years. They have reached over 1,250 Grade 8-12 students in four school districts in the county. The students are 72% female and 28% male. Some 39% live in single parent families, generally with their mother who struggles to pay the bills. 82% are from minority backgrounds and all 100% receive free meals in school.
They provide after-school academic enrichment sessions, career and college exploration, mentoring and college transition services to enable the students to persist in school, graduate and enter post-secondary education. In their programs, young girls realize that they can pursue the creation of their own business. A number participants have become entrepreneurs after college or technical school. They work to build the self-esteem of the students and their sense of worth. Their curriculum includes career site visits, college tours, SAT test prep, study skills, reading and writing enrichment, STEM learning and career exploration.
Learn more about Chester County Futures by visiting their website, www.ccfutures.org.