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The 2011 New Opportunity School for Women, Inc. is accepting applications for its winter residential session, Feb. 6-26. The deadline to apply is today.
NOSW was founded in 1987 by Jane B. Stephenson to assist women of Appalachia and Kentucky in the pursuit of employment, education, and personal growth. The NOSW accepts women over 30 who have completed high school, have a GED (or actively working on a GED) and do not have a college degree.
The program provides educational opportunities through classes in building self-esteem, computer basics, leadership development, Appalachian literature, self-defense, understanding violence against women, public speaking, learning how to become enrolled in further education, cultural field trips and art related events.
Job search skills will be identified and participants will learn to write resumes and practice interview techniques. Participants will intern in a field of interest, either on the Berea College campus or in the community. Health screenings include mammograms, pap tests and dental exams.
Lodging and meals are provided; grants for travel and childcare are available. 
The unique three-week residential program has received national recognition on "Oprah" and in People magazine.
Requests for applications and/or additional information should be addressed to The New Opportunity School for Women, 204 Chestnut St., Berea, KY 40403. To learn more call (859) 985-7200. For a printable application visit www.nosw.org.
— The News-Enterprise