We just finished a wonderful two weeks with seven remarkable women. Sarah, Kimberlee, Violet, Karen Sue, Bonnie, Egypt and Nicole arrived on November 4 to embark on a journey through self-esteem, Appalachian culture, artistic expression, healthy ... [Continue reading]
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A small group of NOSW graduates gathered at Natural Bridge State Park September 22-25 for a Graduate Leadership Retreat. As they explored work/life balance, time management, deep listening, life satisfaction and equity, they also enjoyed meals ... [Continue reading]
Despite the heat, NOSW graduates had a great time catching up with their sisters at our annual graduate reunion on August 26 at Fort Boonesborough State Park near Richmond. They enjoyed a picnic lunch, scavenger hunt, door prizes, photo booth and ... [Continue reading]
NOSW was delighted to welcome nine women for our residential session June 3-17. Arneda, Cyndi, Drea, Kim, Lillie, Linda, Rebekah, Stephanie and Zoe spent two weeks in Berea exploring hard questions, looking inside themselves, stretching their comfort ... [Continue reading]
NOSW is excited to welcome ten women to Berea for our residential session June 3-17. Participants range in age from 20 to 72 and represent Kentucky communities from Barbourville to Morehead. While with us, they'll explore self-esteem, Appalachian ... [Continue reading]
NOSW is excited to have three graduates working with our staff on recruitment, graduate engagement and peer support. Crystal Burton is a November 2022 graduate who is serving as our first NOSW staff apprentice. She works full time focusing on ... [Continue reading]
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 ... [Continue reading]
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 ... [Continue reading]
Seven NOSW graduates and four staff traveled to the Red River Gorge for a graduate leadership retreat September 9-12. The purpose of the annual retreat is to give graduates who are engaged in leadership in their communities a chance to pause, ... [Continue reading]
After arriving in Berea on June 18 for NOSW's first residential session since early 2020, six women spent 14 very full days together doing intense self-development work. They explored self-esteem, professional skills, Appalachian literature and ... [Continue reading]
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