L.O.V.E. joins forces with ACDN to Celebrate Women’s History Month with day of learning and empowerment

Teenage members of the Youth of Valor Empowerment program

Members of Youth of Valor Empowerment, an offshoot of North Miami-based Ladies of Valor Empowerment (LOVE), a nonprofit helping young girls in Miami’s Haiti community.

Inspiring women and girls of all ages to achieve personal and professional success is the creative force behind the North Miami-based Ladies of Valor Empowerment (LOVE).

On March 25 at 10 a.m., LOVE joins forces with the Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN), in partnership with the City of North Miami Library at 835 NE 132 St., to host a career-focused day of enrichment for young women and girls in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Aligned with the national ACDN network, LOVE is one of 12 ACDN member organizations across the U.S. hosting similar celebrations this month. The events share a common goal of motivating and enlightening women and teenage girls, in order to help them achieve self-sufficiency — and have some great fun in the process.

ACDN launched this annual initiative in 2012. Formerly known as the Women’s Alliance, ACDN is a national organization of independent, community-based member organizations providing career-skills training development to disadvantaged women and girls.

The North Miami “LOVE Empowers Day” program, also is sponsored by the “National Smart and Sexy Day,” one of the largest privately held lingerie companies in the U.S.

“The Ladies of Valor Empowerment is incredibly proud to again host this annual day of motivation and empowerment,” said Lady Alourdes Pierre, Founder and CEO of LOVE. “It is our hope and desire that everyone will leave this celebration with greater confidence and readiness to start a new chapter in their professional lives.”

This North Miami Library-based “LOVE Empowers Day” features an impressive panel of successful career women in the Miami community as guest speakers, including:

  • President of Miami Dade College’s North Campus Dr. Malou P. Harrisson;
  • Former Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Director Marydell Guevara; and
  • Co-Founder of the Boot Camp Program and Attorney and Owner of PSJ Law Group Patricia S. Joseph.

WOMENS_EVENT-021517-Flier-3Participants also will receive complimentary Smart & Sexy foundation garments from the Smart & Sexy brand.

“One of our primary goals is to help women feel good about who they are, because feeling good is looking good,” said Alourdes Pierre, LOVE Founder and CEO. “It is so exciting to be a part of Smart & Sexy Day. An event such as this helps us instill in the LOVE Ladies the knowledge and confidence to achieve self-sufficiency through employment,” says Pierre.

According to Carrie Hanson Veurink, managing partner of ACDN, “Our volunteer-driven member organization works day in and day out to ensure that more than 25,000 low-income women and teenage girls seeking self-sufficiency have an equal chance at success.”

“This series of Women’s History Month events each year brings awareness to the important work of our dedicated members and the lasting impact they have on the lives of thousands of people in our community,” she continued.

This fun-filled day of learning, motivation, dress for empowerment, and “lingerie day” is free and open to the public. For information, contact Founder & CEO of LOVE Alourdes Pierre at 786-463-5683.

Ladies of Valor Empowerment is a 501(c)(3), is a non-profit organization committed to empowering and educating underprivileged women through professional development training and by equipping teenage girls one at time via mentorship intervention; the Youth of Valor Empowerment (YOVE); and the “Step It Up” program of LOVE, which serves underprivileged teenage girls, ages 14-18, in North Miami’s Haitian-American community, by instilling within them the confidence and integrity needed to become college bound and career focused, to develop their greatest potential, and to be ready to join the next generation of women leaders. Learn more at www.yove.org or contact Founder & CEO of LOVE Alourdes Pierre at 786-463-5683.

Learn more about Smart & Sexy at www.smartandsexy.com or contact Brand Manager Brady Halbert at bhalbert@aai-llc.com or call 212-683-4131 (ext. 2729).

Learn more about the Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN) at www.acdnonline.org or contact Managing Partner Carrie Hanson Veurink at cveurink@acdnonline.org or by calling 925-849-7500.

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