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Spring 2022

CWEF is celebrating the graduation of seven scholarship recipients in spring 2022! As a result of reaching their educational goals and completing their degrees, several of these women have begun new and higher paying jobs. Women who receive an education have better employment opportunities and their earning potential rises by almost 12% for every additional year of schooling. Studies show that when you educate women, it transforms them, their families and communities, and society as a whole for the better.

Ashley earned the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, M.L. Hanson scholarship, which honors M.L.’s dedication to supporting other women’s success and self-betterment. Ashley graduated with a Bachelor in Human Services with a concentration in Addictions Counseling from Metro State. She, too, will be helping and mentoring others as they strive for success. She aims to pass on healthy patterns of living to her children and she won’t stop there. Ashely is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Addictions Counseling. By counseling women in recovery, she intends to influence a generational change and help babies and children to not grow up without a mother, as she did.

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