BREAKTHROUGH! A Revolutionary Community Initiative TACKLES THE TUITION CRISIS HEAD-ON

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PROPEL: INVESTING IN COMMUNITY WOMEN TO HELP THEM DISCOVER THEIR PAS-SION, PROFESSION, AND EARNING POTENTIAL

By: Alissa Shams And Randi Eisenstein



“I don’t know how I can ever thank PROPEL! I’m learning so much at work and the people are so fine. My husband is very supportive.”


“If you told me two years ago what I’d be doing today, I wouldn’t have believed you. Thank
you so much for pushing me and believing in me.”


“I’m doing something I love. It’s going to take me a bit longer because I have a husband and
family to take care of but I’m building a career I truly enjoy thanks to PROPEL.”


“I just wanted you to know how much I earned this month. Thank you for believing in me!”


“The support kept me going. Sometimes I felt overwhelmed with family and work but PROPEL kept me going.”


“I am learning Excel and so much more. It makes such a difference to know I have a person to call if I have any questions. I never would be able to do this if it weren’t for PROPEL.”


These are just but a few testimonials that have appeared in the PROPEL inbox. Supporting
women to feel confident about entering the workforce by providing one-on-one career
guidance has changed the financial reality of many families in the community.

PROPEL’s Board of Directors is comprised of men and women that are extremely committed to
the mission of the organization. The board members have professional experience in many
areas, including marketing, medicine, finance, retail, real estate, and fashion, enabling them to
actively promote innovative and relevant ideas for PROPEL.

Over 100 women participated in PROPEL programs in Deal, New Jersey this summer. PROPEL’s summer programs included ​Vision Mapping ​ with Alice Chera (workshops designed to delve into personal interests), ​Finding the Teacher in You ​ (a panel discussion focusing on women Judaic studies), and ​Finding Your Sweet Spot ​ (a young leadership event). As a result of those events, women in our community made that initial step and called PROPEL.


PROPEL helps place women in certificated programs that allow them to ​live a balanced
life and maintain traditional values in the home. ​PROPEL graduates include software developers, nutritionists, medical assistants, paralegals, teachers, cosmetologists, yoga instructors, photographers, and interior designers.

Ellen Ades, PROPEL’s career coach explains, “It is common for graduates to say, ‘I never could
have imagined doing this, thank you for believing in me.’ Whether you are searching for clarity
or simply want to discuss career possibilities, contact PROPEL. We are here for you.”

PROPEL recently has expanded its professional staff to accommodate the growing needs of our
clients. PROPEL is excited that Raquel Shalam has joined the PROPEL team. As a trained life coach, Raquel is able to connect with young women and support them in collaborative efforts to move toward their professional goals.
 

Many PROPEL graduates recount that the most difficult thing that they did was to make that
initial phone call to PROPEL. It is scary doing something new, but PROPEL provides personal
support along the way. PROPEL graduates are community women with careers they
enjoy. Also, they are helping to make a financial difference for their families.
 

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If you are interested in a career, please reach out to
PROPEL and we can help you fulfill
your professional goal.
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