A new beginning is possible.
Appalachian women are under-resourced, but resourceful. Often overworked and overwhelmed, but resilient. They sustain their families and communities.
The New Opportunity School for Women provides a place for under-resourced women to build confidence and skills to make changes they want to see in their lives. All of our programs are free.
“I learned in these classes that I am and have always been—Gina Meyer, NOSW 2022 Graduate
everything I ever needed to be.”
We support women
along each step of the journey.
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NOSW founder Jane Stephenson calls it “a miracle program.” NOSW history is an amazing story!
For 35 years
Impacting over 800 women
70 residential sessions
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Grads come together for annual reunion
NOSW graduates gathered for their annual graduate reunion on December 3 on Zoom. In honor of the 35th anniversary of the program’s launch, graduates shared their memories of meeting founder Jane Stephenson. They also reminisced about their…
Thanks, Berea Food Bank
This year NOSW is pleased to partner with the Berea Food Bank, which provides food and other supplies for our two-week residential sessions. “The partnership with the New Opportunity School is something that’s vital to our interest in this…