WWC is the only statewide organization offering skills development and support in the areas of career planning, entrepreneurship and financial management. For Mainers in both life and career transitions, it provides an empowering environment for participants to define and achieve their goals.
” Helping Maine people succeed in their workplace, business, and community.”
We help individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, take action towards their goals: start a business, find a career, return to school, build assets, be active in the community.
The economic empowerment of Mainers and their families.
Shared leadership, Community, Integrity, Resiliency, Optimism, Openness, Fairness
Our Strategic Directions for the next five years include:
- Establish a Diversified Funding Base
- Build a Sustainable organizational structure
- Support Continuous Program innovation
- Market effectively to all stakeholders
Founded in 1978 as a displaced homemakers program through state legislation, Women, Work, and Community is the only statewide women’s economic development organization in Maine. We are organized into six regions and serve all 16 Maine counties from 9 centers and outreach sites.
We are administered by and operate under the educational tax-exempt status of the University of Maine at Augusta/University of Maine System. An Advisory Council appointed by the Governor provides guidance and support.
Funding sources include the University of Maine System, federal and state contracts and grants, grants from private foundations, individual and corporate donations, and fee for service.
Enjoy WWC – A Brief History.
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