11″ x 14″ oil on masonite board
Project Women (now the Family Scholar House) provides housing to single mothers who are experiencing homelessness and supports them in obtaining a baccalaureate degree, thereby enabling them to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their children.
Although Aaliyah coming into this world is the best thing that ever happened to Stephanie, being a committed single mother left her unable to give adequate attention to her own needs, specifically her education. Without her college degree, Stephanie knew finding employment that would afford them stable, sufficient income was not a reality. Project Women has provided them with housing and given Stephanie the support she needs to pursue her degree full-time.
Stephanie’s quote in the painting:
I began to believe that this was a blessing designed specifically for me. I am now in an environment that understands the importance of education and does everything possible to help keep me on track while I pursue my dreams.