The Richmond Register

April 6, 2014

New Opportunity School for Women taking summer program applications

Special to the Register

RICHMOND — Since 1987, more than 700 women across Appalachia have been learning they have the strength and courage to finish their education and build the self-esteem they need to find their potential.

At no cost to them, women who find themselves in transition and are seeking to be inspired and build their confidence are doing just that through the New Opportunity School for Women in Berea.

The 2014 NOSW Summer Residential Session is June 1-21. The deadline for applications is mid-May.

Requests for applications and/or additional details may be mailed to: The New Opportunity School for Women, 204 Chestnut St., Berea, KY 40403. Applicants also may call 859-985-7200. The website,, provides an online application and details about the no-cost program.

The NOSW accepts women over 30 who have completed high school, have a GED (or are actively working on a GED) and do not have a college degree. The program provides educational opportunities through classes in building self-esteem, job skills, computer basics, leadership development, Appalachian literature, self-defense, understanding violence against women, public speaking, learning how to become enrolled in further education, internships, cultural field trips and art related events.

Lodging and meals are provided; grants for travel and childcare are available.