Amirah Swann 2021

    When life brings you lemons, you can learn to say enough is enough. Amirah is proof positive of that mantra. A single mother, Amirah had an epiphany one night while laying awake and sleepless. "I have no money, no car and my daughter is crying." She writes, "I had gone to work earlier that day as a server making little money. It was then I decided that enough was enough. "

Amirah works a full-time job while also attending Clayton State University as a full-time student majoring in political science with a concentration in Pre-Law and Business. Looking ahead, her aspirational dream includes helping other women with their housing needs. 

How is Bettie Brand empowering Amirah?

For now, Amirah's reality is choosing between paying for her daily bills or college -- and that's really no choice at all. With a generous tuition grant from the Bettie Brand Fund, Ms. Swann doesn't have to choose one over another. She now has a fair chance to get that college degree and move herself, her daughter and other women in need, forward.


The purpose of the fund is to “Provide women in need with a hand up, not a hand out, so they may live with dignity and independence”.  



The Bettie Brand Mothers’ Empowerment Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by the law in any of its activities or operations.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, including but not limited to, our employees, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and community partners

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