Since 2002, we’ve improved the lives of thousands of women in the Greater Washington DC area, making an impact on the financial security of families & strengthening communities.


Applicants accepted to our business development training complete rigorous coursework and receive support before, during, and after classes.


Financial growth

  • image description49% of graduates increased personal income
  • image description49% of graduates increased their household income
  • image descriptionGraduates gain on average $10,000 in income growth
  • image descriptionUnemployment among graduates decreased 34%


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