The New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) in Berea is accepting applications for the June 2015 session.
The NOSW was founded in 1987 by Jane B. Stephenson to assist women of Appalachia in their pursuit of employment, education, and personal growth. There is no charge to participants.
NOSW accepts women over 30 who have completed high school, have a GED (or actively working on a GED), and do not have a college degree. The program provides educational opportunities through classes in building self-esteem, computer basics, leadership development, Appalachian literature, self-defense, understanding violence against women, public speaking, learning how to become enrolled in further education, and cultural field trips and art related events.
Job search skills are identified and participants learn to write resumes and practice interview techniques. Participants intern in a field of interest, either on the Berea College campus or in the community.
Lodging and meals are provided; grants for travel and childcare are available.
The New Opportunity School’s unique program has received national recognition on “Oprah” and in People magazine. The 2015 NOSW summer residential session is June 7-27.
Requests for applications and/or additional information should be addressed to The New Opportunity School for Women, 204 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403, or by calling 859- 985-7200. Its website, www.nosw.org, provides additional information regarding the no-cost program and an online application.