Because we understand that transforming schools and community requires broad collaborative efforts, Empowering Education nurtures relationships with like-minded colleagues who engage in equity-driven empowerment work. Please read about a few of our collaborative partners.


Dr. Cora Bolden
Girls Moving Upward

Girl’s Moving Upward (GMU) is a program for young ladies ages 15 and up. The purpose is to inspire, to teach, to encourage and to empower them to develop into Godly and Bodacious young women. This is done through a variety of activities that include monthly meetings, speakers from the community who share their personal stories of growth and development. Monthly sessions include the teaching of social and communication skills, interpersonal development and leadership skills. In addition, Dr. Bolden, is available to provide training and workshops on working with young ladies or girls in your community and how to start programs like GMU. She specializes in working with youth in a variety of different settings with diverse needs.

For more information contact Dr. Bolden at 855-468-2289
P O. Box 24297, Cincinnati, OH 45224


Dr. Donna Mayerson
VIA Institute on Character
VIA / AI – Character & Organizational Matters – Linkedin

The VIA Institute on Character is a non-profit organization that systematically explores what is best about human beings. With the aid of scientifically validated character strengths assessments for youth and adults, VIA focuses on people’s strengths.

For more information contact Dr. Mayeson at or 513- 621-7501