From Surviving to Thriving

Helping women in the 757 reclaim their lives

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Help us solve the 757’s biggest problems and give everyone the opportunity to thrive.

Aspire, a Mobility Mentoring-Informed Partnership

We connect women with trained mentors, who guide and encourage them to think big and navigate obstacles as they invest in their family’s future. Over the course of three years, Aspire participants realize their aspirations are within reach as they achieve goals and shift their lives from surviving to thriving. This modern approach to human services is a core initiative of Women United and is made possible because of the generous support of local donors and partners:


                    

47%

of families are not able to achieve self-sufficiency

35%

of families can’t cover the costs of basic needs

33%

of families earn too much to qualify for help but can’t pay for basic needs

Transform Yourself, Transform the Community

Aspire addresses all areas of a person’s life holistically (family life, health, finance, education and career), while the flexible, personalized goal-setting values participants’ unique aspirations. Participants are able to earn rewards as they achieve their goals, such as cash incentives, safeguarding against barriers caused by financial hardship.

Interested?

Prospective participants can apply directly and identify someone to complete a reference on their behalf, or they can be recommended (with their permission) by an agency that is working with them and thinks they would be a great fit for Aspire.

To apply, two forms must be submitted:

  1. Aspire Participant Interest Form – Completed by the prospective participant
  2. Aspire Reference Form – Completed by someone who can speak to the prospective participant’s readiness to participate in Aspire

Both forms should have as much information as possible in order to best capture the prospective participant’s readiness. Once this information is received, the Aspire team may call the prospective participant and/or the reference for a more in-depth screening.

How Aspire Works

Self-Sufficiency

Aspire helps women dream big and navigate obstacles so they can take care of their families.

Trained Mentors

All mentors complete training so they understand the best ways to guide participants.

Skill-Building

Builds foundational skills such as the ability to focus, plan, problem solve and make decisions.

Holistic Approach

Participants get support in all aspects of their lives, including family life, health, finance, education and career.

Earn Rewards

As participants accomplish their goals, they can earn rewards such as cash incentives.

For 757 Women

Aspire is open to women in the 757 who meet a few minimum requirements.

Our Results

40%

of participants increased their income

44 points

was the average credit score increase for participants in the first year

96%

goal achievement rate among participants

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