PENCIL is a non-profit organization that builds strategic partnerships between community groups and the needs of Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). PENCIL exists to create a world where MNPS students and teachers have equitable access to resources and opportunities, empowering students to succeed now and in the future. Donate to PENCIL here.
The Nashville Diaper Connection (NashDiaper) provides diapers to babies in need and works to close the diaper gap in Middle Tennessee. NashDiaper provide diapers to an average of 4,500 babies every month, which only meets 8.2% of diaper need for babies living in poverty.
AWIN members are invited to support NashDiapers through our upcoming diaper wrapping service project and diaper drive. Donate to NashDiaper here.
Renewal House provides specialized addiction treatment to women and their children. It is the only long-term family residential program in Middle Tennessee that treats women and their children together, serving more than 500 women and children a year through all of its programs combined.
We welcome Renewal House as our October community partner. AWIN members will hear more about its mission and programming during our upcoming virtual meeting.
YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. It is the vision of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee to focus on women and girls who desire to create a better quality of life for themselves and/or their families, to achieve self-sufficiency, and to increase their financial strength. The YWCA works to raise awareness and diminish incidences of violence and racism.
We welcome the YWCA as our September community partner! AWIN members will hear more about their mission and programming during Summit 2023.
The New Beginnings Center (NBC) is a women’s only gym and nonprofit that offers an innovative approach to wellness through a scholarship-based program, which ensures that all women, regardless of income, have access to life-changing services. The NBC empowers women and teenage girls to discover their strength and achieve optimal health through world-class coaching in fitness, nutrition, and behavior modification.
We welcome the NBC as our August community partner! AWIN members will hear more about their mission and programming at this month's virtual meeting.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (BBBSMT) works to provide youth facing adversity with the guidance they need to help them succeed by matching them with an adult mentor. BBBSMT creates professionally supported mentoring programs to develop positive relationships between a Big and Little that have a lasting impact on a young person’s life.
We welcome BBBSMT as our July community partner! AWIN members will hear more about their work at the July cohorts meeting.
The Next Door is a treatment program for women struggling with addiction that provides expert care for substance use and co-occurring disorders in a faith-based and compassionate setting to empower women for lifetime recovery. The Next Door is one-of-a-kind in its approach to walking alongside women struggling with addiction, as one of the only organizations in the southeast providing a full continuum of affordable, gender-specific treatment for women and offers priority in admissions to pregnant women.
We welcome The Next Door as our June community partner! AWIN members will hear more about their work at the June community service program for our cohorts.
Play Like A Girl! is a 501(c)3 charitable organization on a mission to level the playing field by leveraging the skills girls gain from sport to propel young women into competitive, male-dominated careers in STEM+. Play Like a Girl! makes the dream of a world where the playing field is level and every girl reaches her full potential a reality through free year-round education and enrichment opportunities for middle school girls who are historically underrepresented in STEM+ fields.
We welcome Play Like A Girl! as our May community partner! AWIN members will hear more about their work at the May in-person cohorts meeting.
AncoraTN--formerly known as End Slavery Tennessee-- works tirelessly to nurture survivor healing and strategically combat human trafficking in Middle Tennessee. The organization seeks to break cycles of exploitation and support survivors of human trafficking as they heal from their traumas—offering long-term, comprehensive aftercare services. Through educating communities and professionals, advocating for legal changes, and implementing prevention programming, AncoraTN works to stop human trafficking before it ever begins.
We welcome Ancora as our April community partner and congratulate them on their new brand identity! Please consider a donation in support of their work at the button below. AWIN members will hear more about their work at the April all-member meeting.
We are proud to welcome Thistle Farms as our community partner for the month of March.
Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. TF accomplishes this by providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support.
Learn more about Thistle Farms and please consider a donation at the button below. You can donate during the March AWIN program.
AWIN welcomes The Sexual Assault Center as our community partner for the month of February.
The Sexual Assault Center was founded in 1978 to provide healing for children, adults, and families affected by sexual assault and to end sexual violence through counseling, education, and advocacy. SAC's vision is to work toward a world void of sexual violence.
Inclusivity is one of SAC's most important principles. SAC maintains a safe space that is representative of and welcomes people from ALL backgrounds.
Learn more about The Sexual Assault Center and their critically important work, and support their work with a donation at the button below.
Monroe Harding's mission is changing young people’s lives. Since MH began in 1893 as an orphanage for displaced youth, Monroe Harding evolved and continually adapted to meet the needs of children and young adults who are in or transitioning out of state custody. MH ensures that foster care youth and other vulnerable young people build a solid foundation of strengths, positioning them for success in adulthood. The organization provides children, young adults, and families with resources in the areas of Homes, Healing, and Opportunities through Engagement.
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