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ME2 Program

  • ME2 Program


    Moving Our Mothers from Education to Employment

    The ME2 Program is an initiative of the WNY Women's Foundation in partnership with Erie Community College. The goals of the program are to improve the retention, graduation and employment rates of single mothers enrolled at ECC and move them into high demand, high wage fields such as health, tourism and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). As such, this collaborative program is a catalyst to the economic growth in Erie and Niagara Counties.

    The program offers special programming to low-income single mothers attending community college. In concert with the colleges, the WNYWF has designed a holistic, integrated and comprehensive program that incorporates distinctive features including case management/navigation, career readiness/placement and support for logistical and skill-based barriers. The model includes mentoring that empowers students to both visualize and achieve movement and sustainable, transformative change in their lives. Best of all, the children of these mothers see their moms getting an education and succeeding.

  • Benefits to Participants

    The ME2 Program participants receive comprehensive services including:

    • Academic coaching
    • Career readiness
    • Job shadowing
    • Mentoring
    • Peer support
    • Referrals to campus and community resources
    • Access to the Successful Women Series
  • ME2 Program STEM Scholarship

    The ME2 Program STEM Scholarship is made possible by the WNY Women's Foundation. The scholarship is available to low-income single mothers who are majoring in STEM Fields (science, technology, engineering and math). For more information on applying, download the application packet.

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