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PWG Spoken Word to Benefit the Homeless

Posted by Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women's Group on September 30, 2010

Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women’s Group (PWG) started a Spoken word/ Open Mic which consist of  Positive poetry performances and smooth  sounds and Aminah’s Treats.   There will be a featured artist then the floor is open. Come prepared to share your talents.  Now that they are gearing up for their annual community action project. They  have decided to give the proceeds from October and November’s Open Mic night to First Steps Back Home. PWG’s October Spoken Word/Open Mic night we be  held on from 7-9pm, on October 16, 2010  and Nov 20, 2010 at Grace’s Cafe.

First Steps Back Home is christian ministry which serves chronic, transient and working homeless.PWG will be partner with First Step Back Home to kick off their community action project.  Lobster stated, “for our first event, we will provide dinner and mentoring opportunities as well as give them the proceeds from our October Spoken Word/ Open Mic Night.” The Community Action Project has two purposes: to make a difference in the community and to encourage women who have received help to give something back.

According to Community Action Project Leader, Ly Syin Lobster, this year our project will focus  on homeless women and women who are reentering society from prison. Our theme is , “Yes, We Can! Women Overcoming Obstacles.” Which is fitting because myself and other women in our group have overcome the obstacle of being homeless. Giving back to the homeless is a great activity for our community action project.”

She explained, Our  goal is to assist the women through encouraging them to utilize technology to learn what resources are available to help them, PWG will also provide workshops and a one day conference focusing on the areas of career advice, women’s health, and personal finances to assist women in becoming self sufficient.

In previous years PWG’s community action project has focuses projects such as: increasing awareness of sexual abuse, women’s legal advocacy, and mentoring  teenagers. Lobster stated, “We are exciting about working with the homeless and women who are re entering society from prison.’

Dress for Success Midwest provided women transition to the workforce with business appropriate apparel as they prepare to enter the professional workforce. It PWG allows members to network professionally. For more information visit http://www.pwg2011.wordpress. You can connect with them on facebook or twitter@stlpwg.

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One Response to “PWG Spoken Word to Benefit the Homeless”

  1. […] Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women’s Group (PWG) started a Spoken word/ Open Mic in the spring as a fundraiser. Now that they are gearing up for their annual community action project. They  have decided to give the proceeds from October’s Open Mic night to First Steps Back Home. PWG’s October Spoken Word/Open Mic night we be  held on from 7-9pm, on October 16, 2010  at Grace’s Cafe. […]

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