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As we mark our 10th year of service and support to single mothers in the Hampton Roads communities of Virginia, Journey For Success is proud to host the inaugural Legendary Pearls Gala and introduce our annual award of the same name. The event has 3 purposes. First, we will honor a distinguished group of women for their professional achievements and community leadership. Despite the challenges of being single mothers, these ladies demonstrated tenacity, perseverance, courage, inspiration, and innovation. We consider these women role models (our "Pearls") for younger generations of mothers navigating through similar circumstances. Second, we will increase awareness and inform the community about the plight of single mother lead households and the organization's efforts to transform families.
And lastly, the Legendary Pearls Gala & Awards is the flagship fundraising event of Journey For Success and provides funding for our programs and services.
I invite you to join us on October 6th and 7th for a black-tie celebration and a flurry of activity and entertainment. Meet us at The Main!
Journey For Success
Coretta Scott King
Civil Rights Leader, Widow
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy
We are a tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and we welcome contributions. Your support is not just helping us but it empowers our team to do the work that changes the lives of so many single mothers in the Coastal Virginia area. Thank you.
Our Mission - to support single mothers by providing essential tools and resources for developing productive and transformative lifestyles via mentoring relationships and education.
Our Vision - is that the programs and services provided by Journey For Success will build confidence and empower single mothers to achieve their goals, and become self sufficient heads of household, leaders in their communities and workplace, and role models to their children.
Becoming a sponsor or a financial contributor is what fuels our programs.
Contributions of various kinds can be utlized in helping us serve our mothers.
Professionals can contribute their time by teaching a class based on their industry.
Journey For Success is the evolution of Still Hope Foundation, Inc. The organization was established in October, 2007 in an effort to lighten the parenting responsibilities borne by single mothers throughout the Hampton Roads, Virginia communities.
The organization's goal is to equip single mothers with those tools that will enable them to become self-sufficient leaders of their households.
Through the provision of an educational certificate program and supportive mentoring relationships, women are elevated and empowered to move forward and navigate a successful path for themselves and their families. Journey For Success - a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit public charity - seeks to ensure that every mom has the opportunity to build and maintain a successful family unit.
While our clientele of mothers parenting alone varies by circumstance, from teen or divorced mothers, to widowed women, we believe that any mother, irrespective of her socio-economic status, religion, or race, can benefit from the guidance and support provided via Journey For Success.
Our certificate curriculum concentrates on seven (7) areas of focus to ensure that women are afforded the opportunity to enhance their own lives while strengthening their families. They are: Discovery, Health & Wellness, Child Development, Career Development, Financial Advancement, Social Impact & Interaction, and Communication. To enhance the mother's experience and further ensure her success, we solicit community volunteers who are willing to work alongside program participants as Development Coaches (Mentors).
At Journey For Success we forge vital partnerships with other community organizations to hosting various events to benefit individuals and families in the Hampton Roads Area.
We welcome and appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time and/or make a donation. Please contact us for more information.
Board of Directors
Christine M. Bacon, Ph.D
Nikema Carrero, Owner, Liberty Tax Services
Tara McGee, Community Volunteer
L. D. Britt, MD, MPH
Dr. Patricia Moore-Harbour
Maria Moore Bright
President - Monica Y. Diggs, CEO, Journey For Success
Vice-President - VACANT
Treasurer - Eileen Ertel, Towne Bank
Secretary - Tricina Pettaway, Community Volunteer
Leading the Path for Single Mothers
870 N. Military Hwy., Suite 225