Sometimes, people need a helping hand. That’s what Connected Women of North Carolina (CWNC) is all about. CWNC is a non-profit organization for women and leaders which provides opportunities for professional growth through networking opportunities, professional development, and mentoring.
In addition to those opportunities, CWNC is now teaming up with ECPI University’s Raleigh campus to provide financial assistance to students in need. The organization’s scholarship director, Elyce Arcieri, recently visited campus to present a check for $1,000. The money will be used to help students with transportation and living issues such as rent and food, so they do not have to drop out of class when they hit a financial rough patch.
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One student who has already received assistance has been trying for many years to go to college, but every obstacle imaginable has gotten in her way. She and her fiancé both lost their jobs at the same time after she enrolled. She came to Gloria Hicks, Campus Director of Student Affairs, to drop out because she didn’t have gas to make it back and forth to class while trying to find another job, so she was presented with a gas card for $100 on behalf of Connected Women of North Carolina.
According to that student, “having the gas card is going to allow me to continue to make it to school every day, and work towards my bigger goal of graduating and starting a new career. I feel truly blessed.”