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About WELI
  Aug 10 2020 . 411 Central Ave, Salinas, CA 93901, USA

WOW-CON Women of WELI Connect!  An awesome way to connect with your community and make a difference in the lives of women seeking to improve their futures through education.  


Summer leadership training

On-campus, student-led WELI club

Powerful mentorship with community leaders

$2,000 financial award per student

Help women change their lives and create their best possible future through education!

Statistics support that a college-educated woman is more likely to become financially self-sufficient and pursue a meaningful career. The education level of a mother is a strong indicator of the success her daughters and sons will have as adults. WELI provides the four keys: resources, education, social support, and mentorship.

Since its inception in 2011, the WELI program has graduated more than 200 scholars and granted approximately $400,000 in scholarships.

97% of WELI students achieve their personal academic goals.

72% of WELI scholars have graduated with a certificate or degree, versus 41% of women with the same GPA who were not in WELI

WELI scholars transfer at a 65% rate overall, versus 38% when compared with other female students who are enrolled in at least 9 units with at least a 2.5 grade point average

84% of our current students receive financial aid,

63% are the first in their family to attend college, and 52% are mothers

WELI serves women who are socio-economically disadvantaged. Despite the life challenges that WELI scholars face, they have been able to achieve outstanding outcomes through the support of the program and its members.

Due to the global pandemic, we will need to wait until 2021 to come together and celebrate the Women’s Education & Leadership Institute (WELI) at our annual Forum. But now, more than ever, we need to come together and support our incoming WELI cohort. 25 amazing students are counting on us to raise funds to provide scholarships and mentoring for them this Fall.  We invite you to create your own WOW-CON with your inner circle, your WOW team, your COOLEST colleagues, your BAM glam squad. Social distancing 10K walk? AWESOME! Social distancing cocktails on the deck? COOL! Social distancing paint party? BAM!! Set a goal, make a plan to WOW-CON, tell everyone! Ask your peeps to join you for your WOW-CON live or online and ask them to support your efforts to support WELI!

Every $2,500 will provide scholarship, mentoring, and support for a woman working to change her life through education

Every $1,000 will cover the cost of textbooks and supplies for a student for a year of education

Every $500 will pay for textbooks and supplies for a student for a semester

Every $150 will pay for a textbook and supplies for one class for a WELI scholar

Posted by Hartnell College Foundation