Women on a Mission (WOM)
The Women on a Mission (WOM) retention program is designed to positively impact the
college experience of female students by exposing them to:
- Campus resources and information-sharing
- CCAC staff, faculty, and administrator mentors
- Professional and personal development opportunities
After WOM's first semester, 78 percent of participants were retained. Five of those students graduated with either a CCAC degree or certificate, and several students were accepted to four-year schools, including the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Chatham University, and Florida State University. Other highpoints experienced by some WOM participants include induction into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the Psi Beta Psychology National Honor Society and attending a regional conference of the National Council on Black American Affairs in New Jersey.
One of the Homewood-Brushton Center students described the program as a place where you can come in burdened and leave feeling different. Another said, "You can be yourself and nobody judges you. This is my happy place."