Women Empowering Women - Diamonds in the Rough
P.O. Box 71163
Henrico VA 23255
Mission Statement Our mission is to stimulate empowerment in women to live to their fullest potential.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Galanda Shaw
Board Chair Mrs. Galanda Shaw
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chair/CEO
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 71163
Henrico, VA 23255
Telephone 804 389-2570
Fax 804 380-6997
E-mail wewdiamonds@yahoo.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $4,900.00
Projected Expenses $4,104.00
Statements
Mission Our mission is to stimulate empowerment in women to live to their fullest potential.
Impact
Programs and Services
 
People Empowering People (PEP): The mission of the People Empowering People (P.E.P) program is to provide internship, empowerment workshops and support services to people who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness or involvement in the criminal justice system. Women Empowering Women - Diamonds in the Rough currently employs students from Virginia Commonwealth University through the work study program.

Mentoring Program (R.I.S.E): Striving to provide a platform for women that will address self-esteem and social competency, while building strong relationships. We hope to profoundly impact the lives of women and encourage them to live life to its fullest potential.

Second Chance Scholarship: This scholarship program will provide women a second chance at a college education. Second Chance scholars are individuals who, for a variety of reasons, did not attend or graduate from college immediately after high school or who are returning to college. The objective of the scholarship fund is to give money for educational expenses, books, tuition and more to applicants who meet specific criteria.
Needs
Volunteers are always needed to support all of our programs: Mentoring Program (R.I.S.E) and the People Empowering People (PEP) program.
Background Women Empowering Women – Diamonds In The Rough was formed November 14, 2009 in Richmond, Virginia. Galanda Shaw, is the founder and CEO of WEW-Diamonds In The Rough. Galanda introduced her idea for an organization to a group of friends through an informal group meeting. The meeting revealed there was an enthusiastic interest and need for an empowerment organization for women. The organization was founded on Galanda’s strong belief that the potential for greatness exists within each of us and in many cases life’s circumstances, and/or people, can adversely taint our dreams and stunt the development of our talents. In doing so, we become like diamonds in the rough, “One having exceptional qualities or potential, but lacking refinement or polish.” It is from this ideology Women Empowering Women – Diamonds In The Rough was born.
CEO Statement Galanda Shaw, is the founder and CEO of WEW-Diamonds In The Rough. Galanda introduced her idea for an organization to a group of friends through an informal group meeting. The meeting revealed there was an enthusiastic interest and need for an empowerment organization for women. The organization was founded on Galanda’s strong belief that the potential for greatness exists within each of us and in many cases life’s circumstances, and/or people, can adversely taint our dreams and stunt the development of our talents. In doing so, we become like diamonds in the rough, “One having exceptional qualities or potential, but lacking refinement or polish.” It is from this ideology Women Empowering Women – Diamonds In The Rough was born.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Richmond Virginina, Henrico County and the metro-Virginia area
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Galanda Shaw
Company Affiliation Chair/CEO
Term Dec 2010 to Dec 2017
Email wewdiamonds@yahoo.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Brenda Green
Mrs. Renola Hubbard Treasurer
Mrs. Alfreda McArthur
Ms. Brittany Shaw
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 5
Governance
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 5
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 5
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Galanda Shaw
Staff
Part Time Staff 7
Volunteers 9
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Programs
Description
The mission of People Empowering People (P.E.P) program is to provide internship, empowerment workshops and support services to people who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness or involvement in the criminal justice system.
Our goal is to help people understand that they hold the power to create and shape how they live and grow.
Our objective is to give support to people who are transitioning from homelessness or to assist other nonprofit organizations with programs that offer temporary assistance for needy families and individuals transitioning to independency and employment. The intent of the objective is to decrease rates of recidivism by providing support services (i.e., work experience), basic educational skills and resource coordination that can offer viable alternatives to bad habits and choices.
Population Served Homeless
Budget $67,699.00
Short Term Success The desired outcome is to see each person reach her personal and professional goals, boost her morale and self-esteem and encourage them to live to her fullest potential.
Long Term Success
Decrease rates of recidivism by providing support services, basic educational skills and resource coordination that can offer viable alternatives to bad habits and choices.  WEW would like to create work experience for individuals who have the necessary educational background, but lack work experience needed to qualify for the job or have a desire to change careers. Often graduates are facing the challenge of not having enough work experience even though they have the educational background to meet the application and hiring requirements or individuals lack first time work experience. Some women may be going through various programs that allow them the opportunity to transition from homelessness back into society as a productive working citizen, but they are lacking education and work experience. Additionally, we would like to give workshops to help people who have been involved in the criminal justice system that will give them the education and the tools to help them start their own business. Given the aforementioned scenario, WEW would like to create work experience opportunities by implementing programs that would allow graduates, students and women who are transitioning from a life-altering experience that led to their homelessness or other unfortunate circumstances.
Create an environment that helps individuals build self-confidence. The P.E.P program will do this by conducting workshops that will encourage individuals to have positive, yet realistic, views of themselves and their situations. It is our desire to help people understand that self-confident people trust their own abilities, have a general sense of control in their lives, and believe that, with reason, they will be able to do what they wish, plan and expect.
Description

The Mentoring Program mission is striving to provide a platform for women that will address self-esteem and social competency, while building strong relationships. We hope to profoundly impact the lives of women and encourage them to live life to its fullest potential.

Our Goal is to impact young adults during a pivotal point as they transition and blossom into adulthood by helping them to practice good decision-making and goal-setting. Also to encourage adult women to develop, reach and maintain their life goals. 

Our objective is improved self-esteem, leadership skills (ability to make good decisions) and knowledge about future choices.

Description

The scholarship program will provide women a second chance at a college education. Second Chance scholars are individuals who, for a variety of reasons, did not attend or graduate from college immediately after high school or who are returning to college. The objective of a scholarship fund is to give money for educational expenses, books, tuition and more to applicants who meet specific criteria.

Annual scholarships can be established with an outright gift of $1,000.00. However, this amount will be based on the amount of funds WEW raises. The gift is awarded to recipients annually (qualifications will be reviewed yearly). Unlike an endowed scholarship, an annual scholarship is not a permanent fund and is awarded only as long as sufficient funds are contributed and available.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $4,900.00
Projected Expenses $4,104.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$6,642$6,046$2,340
Administration Expense$2,735$155$1,231
Fundraising Expense$1,738$71$1,620
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.840.730.88
Program Expense/Total Expenses60%96%45%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue21%2%36%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$3,336$2,546$4,056
Current Assets$2,702$1,912$3,576
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$3,336$2,546$4,056
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information is from Treasurer's Reports provided by the organization.