Woman to Woman Mentoring Program (Frederick, MD)

Work Address

  • Organization Name:Woman to Woman Mentoring Program
  • Address:c/o Frederick Community College Foundation
    7932 Opossumtown Pike
    Frederick, MD 21702
    United States

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General

  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Woman to Woman Mentoring (W2WM) Program of Frederick County is to provide 18-35 year old Frederick County women with mentoring support that will foster their personal growth and success. The intergenerational program will assist those who desire personal and professional guidance to transform their lives and provide and monitor mentoring relationships focused on each mentee’s stated and perceived needs, requests, and interests.

    Our organizational goal is to improve the education, career, and personal lives of 18-35 year old women in Frederick County by:
    1. Increasing the education level of W2WM program participants
    2. Increasing the involvement of W2WM program participants in post-secondary education
    3. Improving the employment level of W2WM program participants
    4. Enhancing the self-confidence of W2WM program participants
    5. Stabilizing the personal lives of W2WM program participants

  • History:
  • The Woman to Woman Mentoring Program (W2WM) was inspired by the Frederick County Commission for Women Needs Assessment Survey in 2004-2005, which showed that mentoring for women was a highly sought after, but seldom available, opportunity in the Frederick area. In response to this need, W2WM signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Frederick Community College (FCC) and launched a pilot program in 2009.

    The W2WM board is responsible for securing all program funds, however, the program functions under the auspices of the Frederick Community College Foundation and their 501 (c)(3) designation.

    The mentoring program receives in-kind space and office support services from FCC. That includes part-time office staff support, supervision by the Director of the Office of Adult Services, and space and furnishings in the Office of Adult Services.

    During the first program year, fourteen mentees were paired with individual mentors. Twelve (12) mentees completed the mentoring interaction guidelines and their primary goals during the monitored mentoring period from September through June. The second year’s program had fifteen (15) active mentoring pairs working toward unique individual goals. The third year's program has twenty-one (21) currently active mentoring pairs.

  • Year established:2009
  • Endowment:Unknown

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None

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Types of funding being sought (i.e. funding type)

  • Operating:Yes
  • Other:Maybe

Program areas of focus and activity (i.e. funding cause)

  • Education:Medium
  • Health:Medium
  • Human Services:High
  • Public Benefit, Society Benefit:High
  • Other:Medium

Geographic areas of focus and activity (i.e. geographic area)

  • State/Province:Maybe
  • Local:Yes

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