Women’s Resource Center advocates for women to achieve economic independence through meaningful employment. Our programs and services empower and educate. We partner with caring individuals and organizations throughout West Michigan to purposefully transform the employment outcomes for all women.
The issues faced by women in the workforce drive our programming and inspire our mission. We’ve traveled hand-in-hand with women since 1973 as they have seen their own social situations change and the environment in the workplace evolve. Along the way our programs and services have grown to more effectively motivate and inspire our participants, while giving voice to all women who seek meaningful employment in our community.
At the heart of everything we do is the goal of economic independence for women, regardless of their current situation. Here is a snapshot of the women we served last year: 648 women who were parenting a total of 592 childrenRanged in age from 17 to more than 60 years old 62% percent were single parents 70% earned less than $15,000 per year – not a livable wage for a single person, much less for a family.
We believe our gender focused mission is part of a greater movement to create an equitable and inclusive culture, free of racism and discrimination, where individuals have the opportunity to achieve success in the workplace and attain economic independence.
Kids' Food Basket - www.kidsfoodbasket.org
Kids' Food Basket is a nonprofit organization attacking childhoood hunger to help young people learn and live well. The organziation began over a decade ago by serving 125 kids each school day through the Sack Supper Program, and now serves neary 7,500 kids each weekday in West Michigan. Sack Suppers are evening meals that provide a well-rounded nutritious meal - nutrition that's critical to the development of kids' brains and bodies.
With these evening meals, Kids' Food Basket attacks childhood hunger by serving kids directly, creating an engine for volunteering, and emplowering kids to help each other.
Burton Elementary School - Grand Rapids Public Schools