Executive Women International is committed to the international promotion of literacy.
Chapters across North America have enlisted the aid of corporations, writers, teachers, and many others to promote reading and writing opportunities to children.
The Omaha Chapter and its members are dedicated to giving back to the community by supporting education and literacy projects.
Partnership 4 Kids
EWI of Omaha held a book drive at our chapter meeting to where we collected books and sight word cards for Pre-K to 6th grade children. They will be used as awards and incentives for students who reach their literacy goals. Partnership 4 Kids provides books and in-classroom reading for students in six elementary schools and northeast and southeast Omaha, serving students who are significantly behind in literacy and school attendance. P4K works to ensure these children have access to books that are relevant, engaging and interesting.
Ollie Webb Center, Inc.
Due to the pandemic, EWI of Omaha held a virtual “Books N Art” reading rally with students from Ollie Webb Center, Inc. Members read books via Zoom and the students created watercolor paintings of scenes from those books. Ollie Webb Center’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through collaboration, advocacy, relationships, and education.
EWI of Omaha members visited Girls Inc of Omaha where we helped with activities and played book bingo with the girls, and the winners received new books as prizes. Everyone went home a winner! Girls Inc serves girls ages 5-18 at more than 1,500 sites in 350 cities across the United States and Canada. Their trained professionals focus on the development of the whole girl: supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. Girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.
Ronald McDonald House
EWI of Omaha members read with children while dinner was being prepared. Members donated books to the children staying at the house and a craft/activity was done in a group setting.
Open Door Mission Book Nook
Having built a strong partnership with The Open Door Mission, EWI of Omaha established a reading nook at the Mission’s campus. Members donated the bookshelves, stocked the shelves with books and provided stuffed animals for the children. This was a monthly event where our members volunteered to read to the children.