Developing Enriching Lives
Our goal is to help all girls and women lead happy, enriching lives. And, we know that to accomplish great things, sometimes we need a little help from our friends. That's why we provide a variety of educational opportunities from tutoring to GED prep, and several self-development programs.
Additionally, we believe in giving women an opportunity to learn and share with others, as that enriches the lives of everyone. Through special programs such as Art and Soul, and Girls Club, everyone has the chance to express themselves in a safe, productive manner.
Providing educational opportunities requires help of all kinds. If you have a passion for sharing your knowledge, consider joining our team as an instructor or volunteer. The rewards you give and receive are priceless!
Contact us for more information or complete our online volunteer form.
The Art & Soul Program began in 2003 with the Women's Center of Jacksonville's commitment to provide a woman-friendly environment for women artists to display and sell their art. A percentage of all art sales benefit the Women's Center. Art & Soul has proven to be an empowering experience for the artists and an ongoing cultural experience for clients, staff, and visitors. The Women's Center believes that art, with its ability to educate, heal, entertain, and inspire, has a place in all aspects of the programs and services of the agency.
The Girls Circle is a model of structured support groups for girls between the ages of 9-18.
Gender and age specific programs, varying in length from 6-12 weeks, are designed to foster self-awareness and self-esteem. These weekly programs are led by a trained facilitator, and encompass such themes as: Paths to the Future, Honoring our Diversity, Relationships, Body Image, and more.
Expanded Horizons is a gender-specific program designed to meet the learning needs of women and reduce the barriers to access such as child care, transportation and scheduling. The program addresses many types of literacy needs, such as reading, writing, math, computer skills, GED preparation and life skills such as financial and health literacy. Participants work with a corps of trained volunteer tutors, individually and in small classes to create individual learning plans to help them meet their goals.