Empowering Single Moms, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) committed to educating, housing and restoring single mothers receiving federal assistance by conducting self-sufficiency training, conflict resolution, and educational programs.
In 1996, Congress’s enactment of "welfare reform" explicitly discouraged states from offering under-served mothers chances to pursue post-secondary education. The law, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, called for “work first,” requiring states to push these mothers into immediate employment. Female heads of households, arguably the most vulnerable in our country, were suddenly told to "become self-sufficient" – and were prodded to do so without access to an educational ladder.
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