mPower: From Education to Employment supports women pursuing education at the community college or workforce training level, leading to employment with a family-sustaining wage.


The program works by eliminating barriers and providing targeted support. Developed by the WNY Women’s Foundation based on national best-practice research and focus groups, the mPower program is a trusted model. As the founder and driver of mPower, the WNY Women’s Foundation provides ongoing organizational strength to the program.

WHY IT’S Unique

Expanding on the MOMs: From Education to Employment® model, this program incorporates trauma-informed coaching, mentoring, peer-to-peer community building, scholarships, and internship and job success support. mPower learners work together with an achievement coach to plan a course of action that addresses their individual barriers and seizes opportunity by centering their voice.

how it works



  • Bank of America
  • Blue Fund
  • Buffalo Scrubs
  • Carol and Carl Montante Fund
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • First Niagara Foundation
  • Garman Family Foundation
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Imagine Staffing
  • Ingram Micro
  • Joy Family Foundation
  • Judith Olin
  • M&T Bank
  • The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
  • Operation Hope
  • OSC Charitable Foundation
  • Say Yes Buffalo
  • United Way of Buffalo and Erie County
  • Women’s Funding Network
  • Zonta Club of Kenmore
  • And many individual supporters. Thank you!

You can help women complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency for their entire family with a donation to the WNY Women’s Foundation today.

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