Self-Esteem and Wellness

From free dental and vision exams to mammograms to wellness workshops, NOSW makes sure each woman in the program takes care of her body's needs.

Arts, Culture, and Community

From classes on Appalachian literature and creative writing to group activities like quilt-making, Appalachian arts and culture are a core component of the residency.

Career and Education

We're here to help equip you with the tools you need to take the next step in your employment journey with our career-centered classes and short-term internship.

Welcome To The New Opportunity School for Women!

For three decades, the New Opportunity School for Women, Inc. has been equipping low-income Appalachian women with the knowledge and support they need to build a fulfilling life for themselves, their families,and their communities.

Our Programs


Non-Residential Program

The three-day program focuses heavily on recovering a sense of self worth, cultivating a network of support, discovering your goals and taking small steps to achieve them.



The two-week residential program equips participants to define, pursue, and achieve their dreams of success. Women's lives have been transformed by the unique curriculum since 1987.







Upcoming Events

8:30-3:30  Berea, KY

Madison County Non-Residential Session

For the first time the New Opportunity School for Women is pleased to bring the non-residential program back home to Berea. For three days the women who attend this session will take classes that focus on self esteem, integrative health and wellness, and more in the home of this 30 year old program. 


Learn more about our non-residential program here!

8:30-3:30  Prestonsburg, KY
July and August

Floyd County Non-Residential Session

Taking it's non-residential program further east, the New Opportunity School for Women is excited to bring it's program to Floyd County with the help of amazing community members at the local community college. 


Learn more about our non-residential program here!

TBD    Cliffview Resort

Graduate Retreat

For graduates who may need help building the next level of their path's foundation, the Graduate Retreat is a four day outing that focuses on refining the tools that graduates learned during their time as a participant in the New Opportunity School for Women's residential sessions. 

Keep an eye out for information on how to apply!


6:00-8:00   Spotlight Theatre

Graduate Reunion

This year's reunion will be hosted at the Spotlight Theatre in Berea, Kentucky. We will be hosting a reception at 6:00 PM, including our awards ceremony, and then watching a local theatre production that starts at 7:00 PM. We will have limited seats, and you must RSVP. 


Keep an eye out for information on how to RSVP.

Do you have any questions?

feel free to contact us!