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 Coffee & Conversations

Please join Ashley Brown, President & CEO of the Women’s Resource Center as she talks about the impact the recent WRC merger will have on the programs we are providing in our region. Please join us at the:

Jacaranda Public Library on Wednesday, December 7th at 10:30 am

Women’s Resource Center, Bradenton on Thursday, December 8th at 10:00 am and

Women’s Resource Center, Sarasota on Thursday, December 15th at 5:00 pm for Cocktails & Conversation

Please RSVP to LTilton@wrcmanatee.org



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aauw-venice AAUW Non-Traditional Scholarships Available

The Venice Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) has established a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to women residents of Sarasota County.

A non-traditional student is one whose family or other obligations required an interruption in studies prior to resuming higher education (Re-entry), or one who waited until later in life to start higher education (Delayed Entry).

The 2017 application must be submitted online at http://venice-fl.aauw.net by March 1, 2017. Additional required materials must be postmarked not later than March 1, 2017 and mailed to:

AAUW Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
P.O. Box 515
Venice, FL 34284

Please visit the AAUW Venice website for details of scholarship requirements.


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Employment CPR – Fall 2016 – 2017 Dates coming soon!



Do your employability skills need “CPR”?  Career Pathway Resources — Employment CPR — is a half-day job readiness program offered by the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County to help women and men brush up on employment skills including writing resumes, practicing for interviews, conducting the job search and more.

“This unique workshop is designed so that participants can jumpstart their job readiness and develop a path to meaningful employment,” said Barbara Cruz, interim executive director. “We will also be providing follow-up employment support services to expand on the skill base acquired in the workshop.”

Sponsored by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, this workshop is offered for FREE and, if you meet the following criteria, you could be eligible for additional employment and other services for free:

→ Age 35 or older
→ Have provided unpaid household services for a family member (stay at home mom or dad, caregiver)
→ Are unemployed or underemployed (not earning self-sufficient wages)
→ Are currently receiving Federal assistance OR have lost financial support of another family member due to divorce, separation, death, unemployment or disability
→ Are Florida residents
→ Are US citizens or have authorization to work in the USA

Even if you don’t meet the above criteria, we still want to help you jumpstart your career! Workshops will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at four locations on the following summer dates:

Bradenton Women’s Resource Center, 1926 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, 34205:

  • Thursday, December 15th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sarasota Women’s Resource Center, 340 South Tuttle, Sarasota, 34237:

  • Wednesday December 14th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

North Port Family Service Center, 6919 outreach Way, North Port, 34287:

  • Tuesday, December 13th from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Venice Women’s Resource Center, The Brickyard Plaza, 530 US Hwy. 41 Bypass S., Ste. 5A, Venice, 34285:

  • Thursday, December 15th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

For more information or to register, contact the WRCSC Program Director, Cheryl Herbold, at (941) 366-1700, or email her at cherbold@thewomensresourcecenter.org. Feel free to download our flyer here and share with someone who may benefit from these services.


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Women Are Exceptional!

We are daughters, sisters, mothers and wives; entrepreneurs, employees and retirees; friends – young and old. And we are even more exceptional when we work together and help each other. We know what needs to be done and how to make it happen – at home, at work or in the organizations we support with our time and our talents. The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County is here to support you on your journey – whether your are adjusting to a career change, concerned about financial security, coping with difficult family relationships or seeking opportunities for personal growth and self-sufficiency.  We invite you to take your next steps with the help of the Women’s Resource Center. Our caring team will provide you the resources, guidance and support you need to create your own solutions. And, we will be here to celebrate your accomplishments. Ask how you can leave a legacy to women in our community.

See how the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County is transforming the lives of women in our community.