Ruth Matthews Bourger
Women with Children Program
The Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program invites you to join us in celebrating our 21st year at Misericordia University with participation in our annual Virtual Holiday Tea as we continue to persevere through the global COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty through college degrees and creating a legacy of academic excellence, two generations at a time.
Holding true to our mission, and in the tradition of foundress Sister Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, we are steadfast in our commitment of lifting single mothers and their children from poverty through the obtainment of college degrees. And as we provide safe, supportive home environments for each family in response to such adversity, we continue to witness the successful graduation of our Women with Children families every year.
Please join us in participating in our annual Virtual Holiday Tea, as support for our program ensures that we will continue to serve our communities' most vulnerable women and children. Then, during this holiday season, and in the spirit of Sister Catherine McAuley, may you enjoy a comfortable cup of tea while reflecting on how impactful your support is in truly changing our families' lives for the better.
On behalf of all Ruth Matthews Bourger WWC graduates, for the WWC families that are with us now, and for the future women and children to pass through our arch, we extend our deepest thanks and gratitude for your generous support.
We wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season.
The Women with Children Program (WWC) at Misericordia University is one of only eight programs in the United States. The Program empowers economically disadvantaged single mothers by providing the opportunity to complete a college degree, creating brighter futures for themselves and for their children. The pathway to college and the completion of a four year degree may seem impossible right now. Through our program the roadblocks to higher education are removed and the completion of a college degree becomes a reality.
For more information, please view our informational brochure here or contact the Director, Katherine Pohlidal, at 570-674-6728.