MISSION STATEMENT

WOMEN ON THE MOVE NETWORK


WOMEN ON THE MOVE NETWORK is a Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation whose mission is to promote the empowerment of girls and young women through a series of planned experiential education programs so that they may become strong and healthy contributors to our community. 

All of our programs are designed to help the participants gain the understanding, strategies and tools to make good decisions, choose healthy activities and relationships, explore new ideas, strengthen positive friendships, and develop leadership skills, while having fun in a safe and welcoming environment.


Women on the Move Network Milestones

2001 – 

Women on the Move was developed as a service to the community. Our logo was created.

September 28th 2002 – 

Our first conference was “It’s Our Time” at the Lions Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

November 2002 –

An inter-faith gathering called Spiritual Connections was begun as a follow up to our first conference. We sponsored this devotional meeting series for several  years.

July 2003 –

A writer’s seminar was held to foster women’s confidence in becoming creative and confident writers.

November 1st 2003 –

Our second conference was “Jumpstarting the Future” at Cal Poly  University,  Pomona. Dr. Robert Henderson gave an inspiring  talk which we recorded and made into a CD for sale as a fundraiser.

April 2004,    

October 2004, 

and April 2005    


Special Topic Luncheons were held as fundraisers.

2005 –

The process of incorporation was begun and we added Network to our title because we found out there was another Women on the Move organization in Texas.

December 2005 –

We were invited to participate in a socioeconomic development conference in Florida to present a workshop on setting up an organization like ours. One of our board members also gave a workshop on Old Age: The Paradox of Physical Decline and Spiritual Greatness.

January 2006 

We incorporated as a Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation.

Spring 2006 –

Our pilot mentoring program,  Who’s Your Hero?,  began through San Bernardino County Hope Through Housing at the Rancho Verde Apartment Complex in Rancho Cucamonga. It continued through 2007. A luncheon was held to recruit members for our Community Circle.

October 2006 –

Our third conference was “Embracing Our Destiny – Women as Leaders “at Cal Poly University, Pomona.

January 2007 

Our 501c(3) status was confirmed.

October 2007 –

Our tax- exempt status was confirmed.

2007 –

Funding was received from a private donor for the Who’s Your Hero? Program.

2008 –

The Who’s Your Hero? program  was moved to the Upland Housing Authority Complex. It continued into 2009. An art project was developed at this site as a fundraiser. The girls drew pictures about saving the environment and we had those pictures put on note cards for sale. A promotional DVD about Who’s Your Hero was developed.

2008 –

Funding was received from the Taslimi Foundation for the Who’s Your Hero Program.

2009 

The Who’s Your Hero?  program moved to the Rancho Cucamonga Family Resource Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Another site for the Who’s Your Hero? program  was begun at the North Town Community Center in Rancho Cucamonga. A board member held a dinner fundraiser. Our first Moving  On Ceremony was held for the girls old enough to move on to the Junior Women on the Move  Program.

2010 

The Junior Women on the Move Program was begun.

2011 

Another site for the Who’s Your Hero?  program was added,  at the San Sevaine Apartment Complex .  Jazz by the Pool,  a fundraising dinner and silent auction,  was held. Funding was received from a private donor for the Who’s Your Hero? and Junior Women on the Move programs.

2012 

Mozart by the Pool,  a fundraising dinner and silent auction, was held. Donations for the  Who’s Your Hero?  and Junior Women on the Move  programs were received from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Bank of the West, the University of La Verne, and Macy's. An advisory council consisting of local business and city government members was created. A new promotional DVD was prepared. Our brochures were redesigned.

2013 

The first Girl Talk event  suggested to WOTMN by Meagan Tandy, one of our first mentors. It is a seminar for girls 12 to 16 dealing with bullying, social media dangers, back to school tips, and empowerment. Thirty – three girls attended and expressed enjoyment and satisfaction. Macy's and Azizi Law Offices were co-sponsors.

2013 

Dancing by the Pool,  a fundraising dinner and silent auction was held. The Presidents of the University of La Verne and Chaffey College attended our fundraiser;   both  praised our organization and confirmed their support.

2013 

Donations were received from Bank of the West, Macy's and from the employer of one of our volunteers who recognizes service done by their employees with a donation to the organization in which they volunteer.

2013 

One of our board members continues to represent WOTMN at the Rancho Cucamonga Service Council Meeting.

2014 

Again, a donation was received from the employer of one of our volunteers who recognizes service done by their employees with a donation to the organization in which they volunteer. A donation was received from the Abdolhossein and Guitty Etemai Foundation.

2014 

A process for becoming a member of Women on the Move Network was established. We have received some memberships.

2014 

The Community Circle of volunteers was re- established to help support our youth development programs and other activities. We now have Circles in the Inland Valley and Temecula.

2014 

Our first mentor and creator of Girl Talk, actress Meagan Tandy,  was honored as an Alumna of the Year for Chaffey College. Board member Omid Furutan was honored for outstanding work in the area of inclusiveness at the University of La Verne, where he is a professor.  Board member Soheila Azizi  was honored for her outstanding community service in Rancho Cucamonga by the Rancho Cucamonga Service Council. Soheila  is a lawyer and mediator. Board member Barbara Marino was honored as a Woman of Distinction by Senator Mike Morrell. Barbara is the director of the youth development programs for Women on the Move Network.

2014 

A new Junior Women on the Move  program was begun at David and Margaret Youth and Family Service in La Verne.

2014 

A Girl Talk seminar with an increased participation was held. We had the girls fill out evaluations.  All of the girls enjoyed the seminar and said they gained new insights and tools to help in everyday life. They also said they would bring friends next year. Macy's and Azizi Law Offices were co-sponsors again.

2015

Girl Talk 2015 Another very successful event, with rave reviews from the attendees, and interesting topics were suggested for next year.

2015

Conference on Human Trafficking in March, at the University of LaVerne Law School, with San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos.

2015

New mentoring sites added in Rialto and in San Bernardino.

2015

Fundraiser Gala at The President's House, University of LaVerne,  October 3