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WOMEN AND CHILDREN SUCCEEDING

WACS empowers moms to reach their career goals by earning an Associate or Bachelor's Degree. Program participants are full-time students who are gaining the necessary skills for their profession* through local colleges and universities. Our holistic approach focuses on balancing academics, career planning, family and life, finances, health, and faith to reach your full potential.

 *More than 30 years of graduates now working in the fields of business, education, engineering, human services, medical, and many more.

Are you a mom?
Balancing school, work, and your family?
Are you eligible for the Pell Grant?

If this is you, let's GET STARTED... 

Why WACS Works

Prioritizing your education can be hard on everyone in the family; WACS understands the sacrifices that moms make and we know what you need. Our program provides help so you can take full-time classes, earn your degree, and get the job you want.

These are some of the services available for WACS participants and their families.

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Childcare
Assistance

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WACS
Resource Room

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Transportation
Assistance

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WACS
Boutique

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Course Related
Requirements

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Kids
Activities

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Matched
Savings

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Career
Guidance

Holiday Presents

Holiday 
Assistance

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Professional
Mentorship

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Community
Support

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Friendships
 

It's been a great year with WACS...

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Easter at the park
End of the Year Luncheon
Denver Downs
First Aid
First Aid
Hats Off to Women Luncheon
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Holiday Luncheon
Holiday Luncheon
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Santa and skating

What graduates say

Kathryn
Bachelor's of Science
Nursing, 2019

“I really appreciate everything that WACS does for us! This program has been so amazing in removing barriers to allow me to succeed for my family. I couldn’t have been so successful without the support of this program!”

Dede
Associate of Applied Science
Mechatronics, 2020

"My favorite part of WACS is actually the Life Skills meetings. Those meetings open my eyes to so much. There are so many people who are going through the same struggles I am, and we work through them together."

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Martha
Bachelor's of Science
Human Services, 2021

"The thing I like most about WACS is knowing that I am not alone. I’ve learned to love myself and who I’m becoming. I’ve learned that there is always room for growth. I am able to turn to my WACS family for advice, encouragement, love, and support."

Meet the team

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Lesley Olsommer

WACS Program Director

Lesley.Olsommer@aimcharity.org

864-965-9084

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Nicole Schmidt

WACS Career and Life Advisor

Nicole.Schmidt@aimcharity.org

864-958-0400