News
May 25, 2011
New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae accepting applications for Summer 2011 session

Applications are now being accepted for the annual summer session of the New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College. The program's mission is to improve the educational, financial, and personal circumstances of low-income women who live in or hail from the Southern Appalachian region.

This summer's residential program runs July 10-30. If you know a woman who is ready to make positive changes in her life and is looking for that next step to keep her going, please encourage her to apply to the New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College.

There is no cost to the participants. The program is a three-week residential program, and assistance with childcare costs and travel costs are available. Participants explore career, educational, personal and cultural development. Applicants should have a GED or high school diploma, be of low-income, and have an interest in a new career and/or higher education.

Founded in 1987 in Berea, KY, the New Opportunity School for Women opened an expansion site at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk in 2005. Together the programs have graduated more than 580 women in the Appalachian region with 76% of the graduates currently employed, enrolled in further education, or both.

For more information and to request an application, contact Carrie Guy, Director, New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College at (828) 898-8905 or e-mail her at guyc@lmc.edu. Visit our Web site at www.nosw.lmc.edu.

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