HWOA, since its inception in 1999 has been empowering underserved groups through education. Immerse yourself in the impact of our work through pictures.
Guiding Empowering and Mentoring
GEM, Because Every Person is a GEM. GEM offers two levels of practical computer classes. Participants learn marketable job skills to improve their quality of life. These classes are tailored to address the cultural and linguistic needs of participants to ensure they receive the major benefit. A glimpse into the student's determination and impact of HWOA's work.
Reaching for the American Dream
RAD ( Reaching for the American Dream) HWOA promotes Citizenship and civic engagement. RAD provides assistance in the naturalization process. HWOA counts on the support from the University of Arkansas School of Law and pro-bono lawyers to assist legal permanent residents in the process to obtain U.S. Citizenship. Voter registration is one of HWOA's everyday activities as it is an essential aspect to achieve community integration. Individually or in collaboration with other agencies HWOA works to achieve community integration.
One of the main pillars of HWOA's work is our support for higher education. HWOA diligently to encourage and financially support Hispanic students to pursue higher education. So far, 558 individuals have benefited from HWOA's financial assistance. Over 90% of the recipients have been the first in their families to attend an educational institution beyond high school. HWOA works with parents and students in managing the education system as they search for their right opportunity: trade or technical careers, two or four year colleges. Allowing parents and students to find their own path for self-fulfillment and swell being.
Leaving Our Mark
In the above images, we can observe the mark HWOA is leaving in our community. This year, HWOA was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame. Along with a group of other influential women in Arkansas. Receiving such distinction inspires us to continue our work. It is so rewarding to encounter in all events individuals who have benefited formo ur work. A scholarship recipient who is now making a difference in his/her community.
To continue our work, please consider donating today. Donating towards HWOA is donating towards a better future with an increase of community members who gain personal and professional growth!