Today we are catching up with JRF Scholar Marilyn who was a scholar in 2011 and graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from San Francisco State University. She says, “I was not your typical college student. In fact, some might say that it is a miracle that ‘someone like me’ found the path to higher education. At the age of two, I emigrated from the Philippines to the U.S. with my mother, leaving behind a life of abject poverty for the mere opportunity for a new beginning.” Marilyn has overcome addiction, domestic violence and homelessness to find her passion for serving economically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities as a social worker. She is now the Housing Services Manager at Tenderloin Housing Clinic.
She believes that “education is her door out of poverty” and says, “I look forward to helping others build their own door. I am proof that it is never too late to change the direction of your life.” #tbt#education#scholarships#womenineducation @sanfranciscostate
This quote was taken from a Day 46 participant who shared a similar journey of discovery to Barifaa**. When Barifaa first started the programme she described herself as in a deep depression. “The first time I was here I was down, I was thinking too much. Depression was [weighing me] down”. She was very quiet in the first session and was not confident to contribute to group discussions. However, over the weeks she started to build close bonds with her peers and facilitators. She described how useful the session on Wellbeing was for her, particularly as it taught her some techniques to help her relax and be grounded when she was struggling. She started to regularly use the breathing techniques she was taught, and followed through on the action she set herself in the Wellbeing session – to sing whenever she felt down.
She described how hope returned to her when “I learnt I can go to school!” Barifaa was forced to leave school when she was just 11 years old, so she was overjoyed to discover that it’s not too late for her to study. She hopes to enrol on an ESOL course. One day when she has completed some more education she wants to be a nurse.
During the programme Barifaa has flourished. She arrives at sessions beaming. She is no longer hesitant to contribute to the group but speaks up, and has lead some dance based activities for the group. She jokes with her peers and lights up whenever she speaks about her dreams to study, to work as a nurse and to encourage women to have an education She now has hope and believes she has a future.
. **name changed to protect identity
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~ 1. in accordance with the survey that has been prepared by a registered surveyor 2. drawn to true - north 3. indicates shadow cast by the proposal at 9am, noon, 3pm, mid-winter and equinoxes 4. indicates the shadow cast by existing buildings and structures on the site and in the surrounding area 5. if applicable, elevations of adjoining premises showing existing and proposed shadows ~ Unfortunately, overshadowing is becoming an issue and it can delay your development or result in Land and Environment court action. ~ Importantly, ensure your architect/designer knows what they’re talking about and is able to advise you which design will provide the least overshadowing to your neighbours’ properties, in order to avoid lengthy delays – unnecessarily. 🤷🏻♀️ - - - -
“They have been around forever, supporting women of color in common and unique ways. Sister circles that nourish the needs of Black women have a firm history in the Black community. Organizations such as Black sororities, sewing guilds, health groups, church societies, and book clubs were established out of the need for Black women to come together to support one another. These sister circles have provided strength, purpose, and love where there may have been none.
Black women have their own special place in the United States, attempting to figure out where they fit in, due to the intersection of gender, race, and class. The intersection of these identities can sometimes be overwhelming and downright difficult to maneuver.” Written by DiverseEducation.com
Happy Scholar Sunday! Meet Frances. She is a single parent to an amazing little boy and a survivor of domestic abuse. After deciding to leave her abusive husband, Frances struggled to provide for herself and her son. But now she was finally free to make decisions for herself again and she chose to pursue her education.⠀
She is definitely a survivor as her original plans of attending Humboldt University in California fell through after not being able to find affordable housing for her and her son. Within a few weeks of starting the fall semester, Frances had to move back to Washington, find a place to live and enroll in a different school! Now that's what we call true grit and dedication!⠀
Thanks to the Jeannette Rankin Scholarship, Frances will complete her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education this spring and will pursue her Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Education. ⠀
“I have spent my adult life in the service of others. I firmly believe that it is my path in life to help and provide service to those in need. From working with the chronically homeless, to serving food in restaurants, my hope is that I am able to help people in whatever capacity I am able." -JRF Scholar Frances⠀
Read Frances full story: http://www.rankinfoundation.org/impact/scholar-story/frances #JRFScholars#ScholarSunday#womenineducation
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It is that time again...The next #SistaOnFire being featured is Bethlehem Beru (@beruski). Beth is a DMV resident and first-generation Ethiopian-American working as a professional school counselor in Silver Spring, MD. Earning a BA degree from Temple University and MS degree from John's Hopkins University, Beth has spent the past four years working with adolescent students to align their academic identity with their social/emotional needs to support them in becoming the best versions ofthemselves. Prior to her transition into education, she worked in fashion PR and freelanced for DMV fashion blogs. Fashion, PR, and education have shown to align quite well when working with students. Through creative college and career readiness programs, collaborative counseling and overall love for the future. Beth hopes her enthusiasm for kids will encourage others to join the movement. Click on the bio link to listen to the full #interview 😉
Today we are checking in with JRF Scholar Cynthia. Cynthia dreamed of being a nurse, but an abusive relationship made that seem impossible. When she left her husband, she became a single parent to four children. This brought its own challenges, namely time and money.
During her last year of her associate's degree, Cynthia didn't have enough money to continue. Then she found out she had been selected for a Jeannette Rankin Scholarship.
The $2,000 was enough for Cynthia to finish her degree and achieve her goal of becoming a nurse. As she walked across the stage at graduation, she stepped into a much brighter future.
In addition to a career dedicated to helping others, Cynthia led her chapter of Phi Theta Kappa in hosting a domestic violence awareness week and donation drive for local shelters. She says,
“I want to continue to be a voice to others so they know they too can come from difficult circumstances and reach their goals." JRF Scholar Cynthia
Please help more women like Cynthia by donating today at: www.rankinfoundation.org. #TBT#JRFScholars#womenineducation#nursing @phithetakappa @kennesawstateuniversity
So today is the start of a new semester and it just so happens to be one year since I made the decision to go back to school. The hustle hasn’t been easy but worth every sleepless second. For a very long time I didn’t believe that I would get this opportunity let alone feel worthy enough of having this opportunity. But sometimes you just have to say to yourself “fuck it and let’s get shit done” that’s exactly what I did and so happy I did! Hoping to transfer by the end of the year and continue my journey in my education.
So good bye social life it was a good two and half weeks 🤘🏽 see you in May just in time for my birthday!
Our Founder, Zena R. Smith hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she grew up with five brothers in an apartment project complex located in the tough steel town neighborhoods of Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Although this environment was filled with crime, poverty, and urban despair, Zena rose above those temporary disadvantages to become one of the Hill District’s shinning success stories. #womeninbusiness#womenineducation
(Scroll left) A day late with #genealogyphotoaday#startswithF . F is for Feminist in honor of Pauline Van de Graaff Orr, my first cousin 2x removed, who, in the post Civil War South, defied expectations and insisted that women deserved the same educational opportunities and challenges afforded to men. “It wasn’t easy,” she said, “There were those who said women didn’t belong in college. And there were those who thought we should go easy on the girls.” Pauline and her companion, Miriam Paslay (who is listed with Orr in census records) enjoyed years of companionship, working, studying, and traveling together. Today the Center for Women’s Research at the Mississippi University for Women is housed in the Orr building.
Today we are catching up with JRF Scholar Yinghong. When her son was diagnosed with Autism, Yinghong put her education on hold to care for him. She says, “If my career goal is to help others, I should help my son first, since he needs me desperately.” She worked as an interpreter at a local hospital to improve her English. She worked a staggering 24-hour shift each Saturday plus evening hours during the week so she could go to school full-time and keep childcare costs low.
Thanks to a Jeannette Rankin Scholarship, Yinghong had more time to study and care for her son by covering some of her expenses. Her hard work, often on very little sleep paid off! She graduated with her degree and can now comfortably support herself and her son.
Yinghong loves the profession and has realized that as a physical therapist assistant she must "empower [herself] to help other people." In addition she works as an advocate for the elderly and as an interpreter for Asian patients who aren’t fluent in English.
Become a volunteer and help us select our 2018 JRF Scholars! http://rankinfoundation.org/support/volunteer/
#Scholarships#volunteer#womenempowerment link in bio #physicaltherapy#womenineducation#tbt
Daily study is a must, just as we eat and sleep everyday. Gathering knowledge is the first to achieving your goals this 2018!
We need to study on daily basis because we are experts in forgetting, if we don't remain in touch with knowledge, even for few days we tend to lose sight of the goals for this year.
The body of information is accumulated through experience, study or investigation.
Did you get that?
Just a reminder, let's fire on and move ahead.
Happy birthday to a scholar par excellence - an erudite teacher, sensational role model and College Administrator, Bridge House College, Ms Carmen Latty. Your surefooted contribution towards redefining the Nigerian Education System is written in gold on the sands of time. Thank you for your exemplary leadership, service and dedication to Education and Bridge House College. We wish you many more ecstatic years ahead. Best wishes from all of us at Bridge House College. —�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�— 👉👉👉👉👉👉👉👉👉 PS: Kindly share with us your most admired attribute of Ms Latty in the comments section below 🤗⭐️👑✨🎂 #Celebratinganicon#BHCFamily#HBDMsLatty#WomenLeaders#WomeninEducation#WCE
#WomensPowerBrunch wants to take a moment to highlight and high-five women who kicked ass in 2017. Thank you for giving us hope, taking action and leading the way. Here’s to an even bigger #womensmovement in 2018!
This tbt is just 7 days old. I was at a gathering of awesome women who spent nothing less than 2 amazing hours with @celineloader a powerful brand/communications consultant thanks to @thewcommunity courtesy of @myaccessbank .
At a point in time I had to ask Celine to tell us her story because her profile was just soo over and above average. This is someone who has work experiences both home and abroad and is a wife and mother. Lawd! 🙌 I'm gonna have her on my podcast to tell her story. Just 👀
The Q&A session was eye opening. We asked questions that bothered on our career/business and her answers were very practical and relevant.
We networked and I met amazing sisters. Shout out of the fashion queens @oluwaseun_osho @fummlizz and @boflookz
Maryam decided not to be on Instagram. I don't even know why 🤔 By the way, Maryam has a start up that collects trashes and recycles them. So, if you deal a lot in 'trash' contact me to contact her. Where is my yellow HR Consultant Sisi @nkiruuduma
Summarily, know your tribe.
An active member of Realeducators Blog is celebrating today... @tehillahschool
Mrs Selina Chukwumerijie
An amiable and beautiful educationists.... An educator like you is very rare. It is like finding a needle in the grass.... An educator is like a rare diamond
Equipped with knowledge to brightens
Everyone..... On this day, I wish you a happy celebration today.... Happy Birthday!!!!! YOU ARE A REALEDUCATOR....... #womenineducation#womencanleadtoo
An active member of Realeducators Blog is celebrating today..... @nenedimowo
**** The amiable proprietress of Irisfield School, Port Harcourt... A great educationists.... Your humble nature, wise words, determination, and dedications are an integral part of your personality. Have a beautiful birthday ma.... #womenineducation#womencanleadtoo ****You are a REALEDUCATOR****
"JRF is more than a scholarship, it's lifelong friendship, sisterhood, and a family. It's a group of dedicated women that strive to make a difference in their family and community." -JRF Scholar Tina
Today for #TBT we are catching up with JRF Scholar Tina S.
Tina applied for a Jeannette Rankin scholarship when she was balancing work, school and family responsibilities as a single mother. Over 5 years, Tina renewed her JRF scholarship for a total of $10,000 toward her college education.
The family photo from her first scholarship showed Tina with her three young daughters, a bit shy and reserved. Through the years that followed, we could see them growing, and Tina graduated with honors. The girls aspire to higher education and professional careers.
It was an honor to see them last September at JRF's 40th anniversary celebration. In August of 2017, Tina graduated with her BSN from Tabor College and is now working towards being a nurse practitioner, having just finished her second class in the program.
The modest investment in a woman's education through JRF scholarships led to financial stability for Tina's family as well as a bright promise for the next generation.
This is how you break the cycle of poverty. You too can help break the cycle of poverty by giving more women just like Tina a hand up with a donation to JRF this holiday season. http://bit.ly/2lUhsF8 #JRFScholars Tina Chen #education#poverty#womenineducation @taborcollege @butlercc #nursingstudent#nurse
“Gender stereotypes are outdated and limiting to both men and women.” “Lead5050 is about encouraging all organizations to embrace a diverse leadership team.” “The CEO looked at me and said ‘this is really neat and just so cute that you know about sports.’ And I turned to him and said, ‘You know, us girls know a lot.’” “Report shows that if you have a diverse board of directors, profitability increases.”
#DidYouKnow Washington, DC native Dr. Martha E.L. Haynes is known as the first black woman to receive a PhD in Mathematics. This trailblazer lead the way in education for 47 years. She started her career in the mathematics department at Miners Teacher College. Later, Haynes became the first black woman appointed president of the Washington D.C Board of Education. During her time with the D.C.Board of Education, she fought de facto segregation in the public schools and promoted integration. She also co-founded the Catholic Interracial Council of the District of Columbia. Haynes legacy and service lives on today through scholarship funds and the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington D.C.that bears her name. #womenshistory#DrMarthaHaynes#MarthaHaynes#PHD#mathmatics#womenineducation#womeninSTEM#sheisthefirst#trailblazer#blackgirlmagic
It was cold yesterday but we were all smiles. It’s nice to have a group of friends that stay the same no matter how much time pass. You can talk about anything from God, Business, health, relationships, vulnerabilities, accomplishments and everything in between. #29yearsstrong
So honored to be recognized for my capstone achievements alongside these lovely ladies! I received the Best Capstone Paper Award, Mal received the Social Justice Award, and Bethany & Mal tied for the Best Capstone Presentation Award. Congrats to everyone who presented today! #gradschool#womenineducation#ipcr2017
It's been one year since this JRF Scholar graduated! We are so proud of you Kristine! Kristine had to start her life over with only $900, two months of back rend and two children after her husband left her. She was determined not to give up on herself. She is the first person in her family to earn a Bachelor's Degree. Currently, she is doing what she loves, teaching and painting! Read more about Kristine on our blog! Kriss Tine #TBT#ThrowbackThursday#womenineducation University of South Florida #JRFScholars
http://rankinfoundation.org/about/blog#heres -what-happens-when-you-dont-give-up-on-you @usouthflorida
Our #WCW goes out to women in higher education.
In 1964 the Rockefeller brothers were focused on addressing the presence of women in higher education.
They supported the American Association of University Women (AAUW) which sought to address the lag between opportunity and participation, and to champion equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
The brothers supported the AAUW’s three year demonstration program offering additional training for women to enter university teaching, research, or positions in administration. The funding provided tuition and grant-in-aid to 125 women, as well as subsidies to participating graduate schools.
#ChristiesRockefeller#TheArtofGiving#GivingWhileLiving#GenerationsofGiving#womenineducation#TheRockefellers#AAUW#WCW#education#RockefellerPhilanthropy#洛克菲勒 @christiesinc @aauwnational
@okeyinfu Ms Kaykay, a great educationist, mother, mentor and team player...... Still searching for more words ma..... To educate someone is an honor, You educate countless children without taking any credit* I am one of those children ma*
The knowledge you spread is priceless.
Happy birthday...... You are a REALEDUCATOR!!!!!! Keep slaying ma... Keep impacting lives..... #womenineducation#womencanleadtoo
This #ThrowbackThursday we are continuing to honor our incredible Founders: Susan Bailey, Gail Dendy, Heather Kleiner, Margaret Holt, and Reita Rivers. We were delighted to learn more about the humble beginnings of JRF as these women came together to honor Jeannette's last wishes that her estate be "used to help mature, unemployed women workers." Thanks to our Founders' persistence, unwavering dedication, and steadfast loyalty to Jeannette's wishes, we are here 40+ years later able to support women through our scholarship fund.
Yesterday, we got to hear from our Founders at the 1st Annual Jeannette Rankin Legacy Lecture. It was inspiring to hear from Margaret Holt and Heather Kleiner (Founders) and Sue Lawrence (Former Executive Director). Heather and Margaret shared much about the foundation of JRF and inspired us to keep the beginnings in mind as we continue to grow and expand our impact. "Reita Rivers was in the process of helping Jeannette's niece to select an organization for Jeannette's final wishes to be met through. So I said, well, you know, I just heard about these groups of women who are going back to school and they're older. And Reita said 'Oh, that sounds like a good idea- you go home and think about it, and maybe we can present it to her niece.' And I said 'I ain't going home without you being involved Reita!' So we put our heads together, and Reita knew these other "flaming feminists" and we used our different skills and motivations to work together. And here we are over 40 years later, and it's all thanks to Reita being there and being Jeannette's right hand woman!" - Heather Kleiner, Founder
If you missed the Jeannette Rankin Legacy Lecture yesterday, please be sure to check out our FB Live recording of it and look through the photos captured at the event: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rankinfund/albums/72157689069643961 #womenempowerment#women#womenineducation#womenincongress#education#tbt#jeannetterankin