WE-Zine (E-Newsletter)

WE-Zine, WE's monthly e-newsletter, provides regular policy updates, news about our work, and information about our issues. Subscribe today, and stay informed!



  • Apr

    1700 Students Call for Change

    Women Employed joins community college students in Springfield to speak up for increased funding for MAP—a need-based program that helps low-income students pursue degrees. More than 1,700 students wrote letters, sent photos, and more as part of the campaign.
  • Mar

    WE Drafts Important Legislation

    WE works with Senator Kimberly Lightford to draft bills to help low-income students navigate Illinois’ education system, saving them precious time and money.
  • Feb

    Mayor Emanuel Backs College Initiative

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces his support for Complete the Degree, a pioneering initiative led by Women Employed and our partner organizations to help Chicagoans go back to school.
  • Jan

    WE Joins "Reinvention"

    City Colleges of Chicago is transforming itself to raise student achievement and Women Employed is playing a vital role.


  • Dec

    $33.5 Million Victory

    After $17.2 million was cut from MAP grants—Illinois’ need-based financial aid program—WE mobilized advocates to call for funding to be restored. Illinois got the message in a big way, increasing the funding not just by $17.2 million, but by $33.5 million!
  • Nov

    What is WE Thankful For?

    The opportunity to help City Colleges of Chicago improve student outcomes, progress on paid sick days, and a partnership that helps domestic violence survivors with career development top the list.
  • Oct

    What Kind of Country Do We Want to Be?

    Women Employed’s Investors for Change talk with Representative Jan Schakowsky about the state of the economy and what we can do about it.
  • Sep

    Poverty on the Rise

    Census data reveals that 17.2 million women live in poverty—the highest rate in 17 years—and that both childhood poverty and unemployment for women are on the rise. Find out what Women Employed is doing to help turn these numbers around.
  • Aug

    Advocating, Innovating, and Celebrating

    Women Employed co-hosts College Changes Everything conference, which brought together 300 education, community, and government leaders to discuss practical approaches to improving college access and graduation rates.
  • Jul

    Hotel Workers Stand Up

    Hotel housekeepers talk to Women Employed about their difficult work conditions, and WE’s summer interns tell us why they are excited to be spending the summer at Women Employed.