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Did you know? 

According to UNICEF's 2006 Report:
  • Female literacy rates across the world were marked at 72% while male literacy rates were noted at 84%.
  • Female literacy rates in the least developed countries were identified at only 45%; male literacy rates were recorded at 63%.
  • The application for naturalization costs $625 plus an additional $85 for fingerprints for a total cost of $710.
  • The application to register for permanent residence costs $985 and an additional $85 for a total  cost of $1070
Among Our Students

Our students hail from countries around the world:  Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, Mexico, El Salvador, Columbia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Peru, Poland, Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan, China, Turkey and Ethiopia . 

They sadly reflect the UNICEF's literacy report and struggle with the cost of the American dream. The level of education among registering students range from the barely literate to those with advanced degrees. But even those with advanced education and irreplaceable experience, find themselves below the poverty level for the region.



                                                                                 exists to empower these diverse and intelligent women. 
Among 2016 Opening Word Job Readiness students, 1 in 3 students saw employment gains