Category Archives: Grantees

Humanizing Mothers & Daughters of Incarceration

This post was written by Michelle Dahlenburg, the Artistic Director of Conspire Theatre. Conspire Theatre is a Mary’s Pence Grant recipient that gives women dealing with incarceration a healing and empowering experience though theatre and creative writing. They lead weekly … Continue reading

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Why Teach Yoga to Prisoners?

Kathleen Bond, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner, originally received a Mary’s Pence Grant for her work in Paraiba, Brazil where she trained black women leaders in the areas of health, sexuality, human rights, and spirituality. Now, she does ministry in three … Continue reading

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Baltimore Board Meeting & Reception with Asylee Women’s Enterprises

This past weekend in Baltimore, Mary’s Pence board and staff met for our spring board meeting. This is a group of intelligent and kind women who are passionate about Mary’s Pence work. Though each woman comes from different life experiences, … Continue reading

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Grantee Spotlight: Focus on Haiti

Empowering women to make changes in their lives and communities is one of the core methods by which we accomplish our work at Mary’s Pence. We’ve seen that women’s empowerment is key to helping a society or community flourish. One … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on Disappearances in Argentina

In Latin America, victims of human trafficking are often referred to as “desaparecidos” or “those who have disappeared.” Because centers of human trafficking and sexual exploitation are so difficult to uncover, victims seemingly vanish without a trace. Part of the … Continue reading

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Building Networks of Solidarity and Support through Mary’s Pence Grants: Grants Program to Include Focus on Relationship-building in 2014-2019 Strategic Plan

Mary’s Pence Grants have been the foundation of our work since we began in 1987. For over 26 years we have dedicated ourselves to investing in women’s projects that bring about empowerment and systemic change. Just like we are doing … Continue reading

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Mary’s Pence Releases New Mission and Vision!

About a month ago the Mary’s Pence board met at the Grailville Center outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. This beautiful setting was where we put the finishing touches on our 2014-2019 Strategic Plan. We’ll be rolling out our strategic plan over … Continue reading

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Confronting Conflict with Community

Mary’s Pence Funds Women’s Empowerment in Central Ohio’s Somali Community by Javan Williams, Mary’s Pence Volunteer It all started during the summer of 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. The Women of Capital Park apartment community had enough of the violence. But … Continue reading

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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Set Record: Youngest Canadians to Ever Attend UN Commission on Status of Women

by Diane Anastos, Mary’s Pence Volunteer Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, a 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Mary’s Pence grantee helped break a record this past year when they supported Maddy Murphy and Lara Von Maydell to attend the United Nations … Continue reading

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