Our Impact - CWE Eastern MA

Women (and men) annually receive programs and services they need to transform their lives and make a real impact on the local economy in terms of job creation and increased wages.


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A History of Success

In 2019

  • 1,120
    Number of people who participated in CWE programs and events
  • 749
    Number of people CWE trained and counseled
  • 600
    Number of jobs CWE helped entrepreneurs create and/or nurture
  • $18 M
    Amount of wages CWE helped entrepreneurs generate


Since 1995


  • 19,800
    Number of people CWE has trained
  • 20,700
    Number of jobs CWE supported the creation of
  • $600 M
    Amount of wages CWE helped entrepreneurs generate

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Client Demographics

  • 89%
  • 64%
    Low to Moderate Income
  • 58%
    People of Color
  • 22%
  • 4%

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Impact on Participants

  • 48%
    Start a business (13% said plans to start put on hold due to COVID crisis)
  • 81%
    Increase their understanding of business and entrepreneurship
  • 60%
    Increase the revenue of an existing business (of those, 25% said their revenue then decreased due to COVID crisis), (20% attributed the lack of increase to the COVID crisis)
  • 38%
    Improved their financial situation (of those, 21% said their income then decreased due to the COVID crisis)
  • 27%
    Added employees to their company (17% plans to hire put on hold due to COVID crisis)
  • 24%
    Hired employees (5% put plans to hire on hold due to COVID crisis)