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YW Strive

Introducing STRIVE: A YWCA workforce development program beginning January 2023!

Strive for Success with YWCA Central Maine!
Next cohort begins January 9, 2023

YW Strive is a FREE, 11-week professional certificate course designed to provide participants with critical digital literacy and workforce skills while also helping them explore and refine personal strengths and goals. These skills can be used to expand employment opportunities and income earning potential. The curriculum includes the Google suite, interviewing skills, resume building, financial independence, conflict resolution, and more.

Classes can be taken virtually or in-person at the YWCA in Lewiston, and financial assistance may be available for transportation, childcare, technology, or other barriers to participation. The program meets weekly for a total of six hours.

YW Strive is an evidence-based program that has been offered at YWCAs nationwide. The program aims to support women and persons of color in the workforce, in service of the YWCA mission to eliminate racism and empower women. YWCA Central Maine’s Strive is partially funded by YWCA USA via grant funding from Google and Northeast Bank.

Download the flyer for more information on the program and apply for the January 2023 cohort today!

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Through generous grant funding, YWCA Central Maine may be able to support your participation via assistance with childcare, technology, transportation, and/or financial stipends. The Strive Program Coordinator will review which support(s) you anticipate needing during your intake to the program.