Our Distinctive

Signature Programs

Showcasing Community Service

Program 1

WISA ServicesCA

WHO WE ARE

Work Incentive Specialist Advocate (WISA’s) – WISA’s are individuals who have been certified to provide work incentive counseling services to DAR clients who are receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Virginia WISAs use WorkWORLD (WW), an online, Virginia specific program that provides accurate information on how an SSI/SSDI beneficiary’s financial circumstance will change once they go to work. Our credentialed WISA’s are certified by Cornell University ILR School Employment & Disability Institute. 

WHAT WE BELIEVE:

We believe that our personal and professional experiences enable us to provide person-centered approach along with accurate information that focuses on the empowerment, self-sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities who receive disability benefits and other public entitlements. Our goal is to help our clients make informed choices and decisions which will result in a decreased reliance on public benefits programs and thereby increasing their self-esteem and the financial well-being of our clients. In serving our clients, we prioritize the needs of our clients above all else, which is the epitome of the person-centered approach.

Certified DARS Vendor # 252134

 

Program 2

Kid’s Law Academy

The Micro-Nonprofit Network Inc is committed to be a part of the social justice movement. Earlier this year the organization partnered with the Chesapeake Police Department to host several community conversations and events with diverse groups which included community leaders, women, children, black men, and police officers. Our platform was called “Beyond the March” it is a movement that requires strategic planning for a three-year time period.

The Kids Law Academy was birthed from one of the community conversations with children. TKLA was started to address some of the social justice issues that were sparked by the death of George Floyd, but from the perspective of kids who are often left out of the conversation and community forums. Our 12-week interactive program was designed by a kid’s advisory board, staff, community leader, and experts in law enforcement. The programs aim to introduce kids to the law enforcement profession and to allow kids a voice for advocacy and change within our communities. Our 12-week programs include some of the following sessions:

  • Arm & Ready (Fire arm safety & Gun range visit)
  • Black & Blue (Understanding Policies & Advocacy)
  • Camera Ready (Evidence Collection & Photography)
  • Judge That (A Mock court proceeding)

Program 3

Bag Lady Project

The Bag Lady Project is the Micro-Nonprofit’s annual event to honor women who have lived in shelters, hotels, or just single moms struggling to provide for their families. During the month of October or organization begins collecting gentle used of new designer purses to be distributed to the women. We then stuff the purses with new items that a woman would use to enhance her look or boost her self-esteem.

Each year we seek new ways to honor women and showcase these unsung heroes. This year 2020, the Bag Lady Project was combined with a glamorous event called “Crowning Her Queen” This evening of elegance spared no expense in honoring 13 well deserving queens. The event was supported by staff, community partners, and volunteers. Our organization will continue to collect items and provide financial assistance for deserving women in the community. We look forward to hosting the event in 2021.

 

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Contact

TRAINING CENTERS

5602B Suite 101 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Also by appointment in
Chesapeake, VA

Call Us

(757) 572-0974

EMAIL US

info@micrononprofitnetwork.org