SOURCE: Every Woman Works Inc

Every Woman Works Inc

November 02, 2012 09:05 ET

Women's Benefit Concert Highlights Success for Students and the State

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2012) - Every Woman Works Inc, one of Georgia's most effective job readiness programs for women, is hosting a free benefit concert in November at Mount Pisgah featuring the world-renowned Voices of Lee.

Every Woman Works' benefit concert, Lifting Voices to Change Lives, begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, North Campus, 2850 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022. The Voices of Lee from Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn., will perform at the benefit concert. The a capella group has performed during Christmas at the White House, and they are slated to perform at this year's presidential inauguration.

Along with hosting the performance, Every Woman Works will honor some of its major supporters, such as Kimberly Clark, GE Women's Network, The Ludacris Foundation, and The Roswell Rotary Club. Although this special concert is free, attendees are asked to make a financial donation so that EWW can continue the work of educating, empowering and employing women.

Kay Evans, Board Chair of EWW, says the concert is also a celebration of the nonprofit's success in seeing women "rebuild their lives and their self-esteem." Evans says, "It is thrilling to see a woman change from a defiant, hardened woman to a smiling, happy woman who knows God."

EWW not only saves lives, it also saves taxpayer money, according to the CFO Adria Kitchens. The eight-year-old organization has served over 1,000 women since its inception at $2,000 per woman. Ninety percent of the women who have completed its Busy Empowering and Employing Students (BEES) program obtained employment of which 75% have retained employment for at least six months. The cost of the BEES program for the 675 women who retained employment after six months was $1,350,000.

The analysis indicates that the investment of $1,350,000 has successfully saved the state Georgia an average of $7,790 per potential TANF recipient and a total savings of $5,258,571 based on the maximum time recipients are eligible to receive TANF benefits.

When a woman gets a job, a bell is rung in the office to declare the accomplishment of moving from dependency to self-sufficiency. Her favorite moment, however, Evan says, "When a woman gets her children back."

To learn more about the event or organization, visit www.everywomanworks.org or call 770-998-3392.

Contact Information

  • Every Woman Works Inc
    Adria Kitchens
    770-998-3392