Three NOSW graduates joined author Cassie Chambers for a conversation about the resilience of women, what folks get wrong about Appalachia and more on December 6 on Zoom. Raised in Berea and Owsley County, Kentucky, Cassie is the author of the ... [Continue reading]
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Women from several classes across three decades caught up with their sisters, reflected on their NOSW experience, played games and received awards at the NOSW graduate reunion. Gathering on Zoom on December 4, graduates shared their reasons for ... [Continue reading]
We're excited to welcome Cassie Chambers, author of Hill Women, for a discussion with NOSW graduates on December 6 on Zoom. Cassie grew up in Berea and Eastern Kentucky, earned degrees from Yale and Harvard, and came back to Kentucky as a ... [Continue reading]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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