Many of our readers and community members remember the powerful story of Laceiy and Sharan, and how their lives were changed by a construction job training program, Washington Area Women in the Trades (WAWIT), that is supported by The Women’s Foundation’s Stepping Stones Initiative.
Now, you can learn even more about the program through a WJLA story, "Local Program Expands Career Choices for Women." The article discusses the success stories of some recent graduates now with exciting careers in construction and other nontraditional fields.
Check it out and learn more about how nontraditional job training for women not only changes the lives of women and their families, but also our community as a whole!
View the WJLA article.
View the video about Laceiy and Sharan’s WAWIT success stories.
Learn more about WAWIT.
Learn more about Stepping Stones.
Learn more about Wider Opportunities for Women and the YWCA of the National Capital Area, two Grantee Partners of The Women’s Foundation who partner to implement WAWIT.
Lisa Kays is The Women’s Foundation’s Director of Communications.