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New Opportunity for Women offers free three week course

NOSW (New Opportunity School for Women, Inc.) is Actively recruiting women for Three Week Residency in Berea. Residential program is Free, with all room, board, and meals provided. Funds for childcare and transportation available. Programs focus on recovering self-esteem and setting goals. NOSW uplifts Appalachian women and equips them with the tools and support they need to thrive. Application accepted until March 13th, 2017 for upcoming session
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By Candace Chaney and Jasmine Newman

BEREA, KY - The New Opportunity School for Women, Inc. (NOSW) is accepting applications for its free, flagship program, the Three Week Residential Session, a life-changing experience structured around three weeks of intensive, residential learning across a wide variety of subjects relevant to Appalachian women's lives, including self-esteem and wellness, career and education, Appalachian arts and culture, and community engagement.

NOSW is currently recruiting Appalachian women to attend the next Three Week Residency, taking place March 19-April 8, 2017. Applications are being accepted until March 13, 2017.

Residential program is Free, with all room, board, and meals provided. Funds for childcare and transportation available.

Participants stay in residence the entire three weeks in Berea.

Criteria for admission includes high school diploma or GED (or currently in process of getting GED), limited income, residence in the Appalachian region, and the motivation to set and pursue goals.

Graduates of the program go on to attend college, build new careers, or simply recover a sense of confidence, purpose, clarity, and support.

An application is online at Also feel free to phone an NOSW staff member at 859-985-7200 or email us at

This story was posted on 2017-02-28 08:22:30
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