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Women United celebrates 10 years of mentoring

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Women United is celebrating 10-years of helping women achieve their goals through this unique community mentoring program at the Cedar Valley United Way. https://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org/womenunited

The 10-year initiative is a collaborative effort involving the Cedar Valley United Way and Hawkeye Community College, https://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/

Originally known as the Women's Philanthropy Connection, under the leadership of Dee Vandeventer, the program focuses on empowering women to improve their lives.

Over the past 10 years, dedicated female volunteers have made a commitment to mentor female students attending Hawkeye Community College.

To date, there have been 107 mentor/mentee pairings, going back to March of 2011.

62 Women United student mentees had successfully completed the mentoring program and have graduated from Hawkeye Community College by June of 2014.

The Women United mentoring program helps women in many ways, including information on child care, transportation and financial assistance.

In addition, mentors help their mentee in areas such as parenting, health care, nutrition and personal counseling.

Nancy Henderson, Dean of Students at Hawkeye Community College and Cheryl Einsweiler, long time Women United Mentor, talk about the program for this week's edition of The Steele Report.

Community members interested in becoming a mentor should contact Jaclyne Heller at KWWL jheller@kwwl.com

Hawkeye Community College students interested in the mentoring program should contact Nancy Henderson at Hawkeye

nancy.henderson@hawkeyecollege.edu

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Ron Steele

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