Stepping Up in the City – SUWN non-profit

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Last night I bartended an event for PiscoPorton downtown. I had no idea where I was going…and little did I know that I would be serving drinks to women who were doing such wonderful things in the world.  The event was Stepping Up in the City: Annual Membership Celebration for the Stepping Up Women’s Network. 

StepUpWomensNetwork

StepUpWomensNetwork

Step Up Women’s Network is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to connecting and advancing women and girls.

who we are
a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to connecting and advancing women and girls
who we serve
we bridge communities of professional women and underserved teen girls through mentorship, networking and advancement

Our mission

Step Up Women’s Network is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to connecting and advancing women and girls. By bridging communities of professional women and underserved teen girls through mentorship, networking and advancement, we ensure women and girls have the opportunities they need to create a better future.

Simply stated, Step Up connects you to the professional women you need & the underserved teen girls who need you.

Step Up provides its members with hands-on volunteer opportunities with underserved teen girls.

Step Up empowers high school girls in underserved communities to reach their full potential through dynamic after-school and Saturday enrichment programming that helps girls become confident, college-bound, and career-ready.

Who are Step Up teen girls?

  • urban high school students living at or below the federal poverty level
  • often face difficult family situations like violence, abuse, addiction, unemployment & illness
  • most will be 1st in family to attend college
  • 1/3+ of peers will not complete high school
  • in Step Up, each girl receives approx. 100 hours/yr of enrichment programming
  • 100% of Step Up seniors in the Class of 2010 graduated high school
  • 100% of Class of 2010 accepted into college for fall

Founder’s story by Kaye Popofsky Kramer

In the summer of 1998, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Being the first in my circle of friends, or so I thought, to be faced with losing a parent to this disease, a group of thirty women gathered in my living room to give their support and talk about what we could do to help in the fight against breast cancer.

It became clear from the dialogue that whether or not the disease had directly affected us each, we all felt the need to take a more proactive role in our community, our wellness, our professional lives and our personal dedication to making a difference.

It was time for us to take action and create an entity that could impact our future – and Step Up Women’s Network was born.

-I don’t know about you…but I am always looking for a way to give back, but I never know where to start. Well I think I found a place…

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StepUpWomensNetwork

StepUpWomensNetwork


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