March 30, 2022
YWCA Northern New Jersey (YWCANNJ) has been awarded $500,000 in federal funding to help serve unemployed and underemployed women who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The funding package, announced during Women’s History Month, was made possible through Community Project funding secured by New Jersey Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez. In keeping with YWCANNJ’s vision of eliminating racism and empowering women, the bulk of the funds will go to providing direct financial assistance and career support services to women who are seeking to re-enter the workforce or start or grow businesses. The funding will also enhance YWCANNJ’s current workforce development and entrepreneurship resources.