MADISON, NJ — The Women’s Center at County College of Morris (CCM) and the Madison Area YMCA  have partnered announcing the first evening offering of acclaimed 12-week program, "Empowerment" in Madison. 

The program is designed to help women develop life-enhancing skills while empowering them in a supportive group environment to achieve professional growth.

“Empowerment” is described as "an interactive program with engaging techniques that help promote methods for creating a positive self-concept, a coaching model that offers accountability, and ways to energize personal and professional growth, tap into leadership skills and more."

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"We are reaching out to women in transition who would like to, or need to, get back into the workforce," said Missy Elias, Executive Director of the Women's Center at The County College of Morris (CCM).

"Through the course we work with women on career counseling, resume writing, computer training as well as skills assessments.  We help rejuvenate skills that may be stale.  As well, we hope to help women with any emotional stress and give guidance to encourage them to full fill their goals," added Elias.

The evening course will be held at the Kirby Center in Madison is facilitated by its creator, Jeanne Rohach, a Certified Women's Empowerment Coach and Consultant and will be limited to 20 women chosen by the Women's Center and is free for those selected for admission.

"Empowerment is course with accountability and homework.  We hope to help women break through their own internal barriers," Elias explains. "It's about self confidence and self assessment as well as achieving goals. It is completely interactive. Many of the women in our courses are stay at home moms by choice, and now by choice they want to go back to work.  Other women who have found themselves in a situation where they need to go back to work financially. We help them work through this in a meaningful way."

The program begins on Tuesday, April 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and continues on successive Tuesdays at the same time through June 21.

An information session will be held on Tuesday, March 29, from 6-8 p.m. at the Madison Area YMCA’s F.M. Kirby Children’s Center, 54 East Street, Madison NJ.

Rohach has more than a dozen years’ experience creating and facilitating workshops covering a wide range of topics related to self-management and proactive living. She is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theater.

“Jeanne is passionate about helping individuals in transition,” said Elias.

“The Madison Area YMCA is delighted to partner with the Women’s Center at CCM,” says Madison Area YMCA President and CEO Diane Mann. “This important initiative underscores the Y’s commitment to strengthening community. It’s an honor to work with a like-minded organization that shares our passion to make an impact for a better community through empowering individuals to be their best selves.”

The Women's Center at CCM is a nonprofit program which provides career counseling and other supportive services. Over the past 25 years, the program has helped thousands of women in various life transitions to become economically independent.

Those interested in more information about the course should call 973-328-5025.