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LifeWork Project

The LifeWork Project is an innovative three-year pilot program, initiated and currently incubated by the Women's Fund and supported by a community collaborative of service providers managed by the LifeWork

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The Women's Fund is a fund-raising and grant-making organization. When we work collaboratively with other community organizations we position ourselves as partners, not experts, in addressing

Sunday, May 10th - 9th Annual Mother's Day Tiara 5K

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On Equal Pay Day, Women’s Fund Announces Task Force

Click Here for Task Force Announcement Press Release

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Our View: Working for women

Read the Standard Times Article here

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Funding More Futures! Task Force to create a clear path for women to become economically self-sufficient.

Funding More Futures! Task Force to create a clear path for women to become economically self-sufficient. ‪#‎fundingmorefutures‬ ‪#‎wfsema‬ Valerie Bassett, the Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA, Jean Fox of the...

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Excited to represent the @PublicPolicyCtr at NB City Hall today, supporting @WomensFund_SEMA #EqualPayDay #payequity

Excited to represent the @PublicPolicyCtr at NB City Hall today, supporting @WomensFund_SEMA #EqualPayDay #payequity

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Today is Early Education and School Age Provider Day at the Massachusetts State House!

Today is Early Education and School Age Provider Day at the Massachusetts State House! The Put MA Kids First Coalition and allies will be talking about why it is so...

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For Immediate Release: Poverty Rates for Women in SouthCoast Cities are Double MA Rate. Despite Educational Gains in the Past 25 Years, Women in Massachusetts Still Face Higher Rates of Poverty Than Men

Poverty Rates for Women in SouthCoast Cities are Double MA Rate. Despite Educational Gains in the Past 25 Years, Women in Massachusetts Still Face Higher Rates of Poverty Than Men...

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Our View: Beyond the gender wage gap

Check out a third part of the Fall River Herald News’ great coverage of the Women’s Fund and the recent IWPR report on women’s earnings and employment: a powerful opinion...

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Gender wage gap still isn’t close to closing

Coverage by Deborah Allard at the Heraldnews.com about wage inequities in MA and across the nation. Even within the same fields, a gender and racial/ethnic wage gap persists. Let’s close...

Mayor Jon Mitchell, left, and attorney Jonathan Silverstein of Kopelman & Paige talk Tuesday in the mayor's office about the casino negotiations that culminated in a Host Community Agreement. COURTESY OF CITY OF NEW BEDFORD

How can a casino help women move out of poverty?

In a few months, New Bedford residents will be voting on whether or not to approve a new waterfront casino. Now is the time to ask, what is the effect...

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President Obama’s prospective budget for fiscal year 2016

In review: President Obama’s prospective budget for fiscal year 2016 is getting a lot of attention. Weeding through the mound of pages last night, I found that the President has...