A door closed when we canceled our two-week residential session because of rising COVID numbers, but a window opened for something new. October 11-15, which would have been our first week of the residential session, we brought women online for a ... [Continue reading]
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CANCELED: Festival of Trees
We've made the difficult decision to cancel the Festival of Trees, scheduled for November 12-13. Though it was to be our biggest fundraising event of the year, we've decided it's just too risky to bring folks together when COVID-19 is still affecting ... [Continue reading]
NOSW grads retreat to reflect and plan
Five NOSW graduates and four staff recently spent a long weekend together near the Red River Gorge, reflecting on where the program has been and where it can go. Graduates Amanda Gadd (2018), Barb Harvey (2018), Tami Gentry (2016), Sarah Rose ... [Continue reading]
Opportunities—even in a pandemic
The New Opportunity School for Women holds space for women to do intensive self-development work, and we’re grateful we can continue to hold that space even during a pandemic. Throughout this spring and summer, women across Appalachia took part in ... [Continue reading]
Women connect through stories
Luis and Irina Ortega believe that stories can build empathy and help create a more inclusive and equitable world. The brother and sister lead the organization Storytellers for Change, which harnesses the power of narratives to create positive ... [Continue reading]
Two graduates help others in recovery
Sheila Brown and Tami Gentry are friends, fellow Clark Countians, NOSW graduates and women in recovery who are using their experiences to help other women. Recovery from addiction is a long journey. Tami is seven years clean, and Sheila will be ... [Continue reading]
From passion to purpose: what makes you light up?￼
Every woman has a story. “This story is also what leads us to finding our purpose, our reason for being and our way of serving the world,” said Alys Smith, an NOSW board member who recently led an online workshop on personal empowerment for NOSW ... [Continue reading]
NOSW earns Gold Seal of Transparency
The New Opportunity School for Women earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency! Seals are awarded by Guidestar, which provides donors with information about nonprofits. A Gold Seal indicates that NOSW meets high standards for financial transparency ... [Continue reading]
We’re back in person!
With many folks fully vaccinated, NOSW is thrilled to once again be offering in-person programming. On April 26, 28 and 30, we offered our first three-day in-person program since the pandemic for a small group of women at Safe Harbor, an emergency ... [Continue reading]
Women connect and grow through online workshops
When the pandemic struck last year, we looked at each other and wondered how we'd go forward. The NOSW approach is rooted in women connecting – in person. But we rolled up our sleeves and got creative, developing online programs so we could continue ... [Continue reading]
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