Wi$e Up participants and supporters celebrate their success at the Wi$e Up graduation held Oct. 15. Pictured from left are: Jenny Erwin, U.S. DOL Women’s Bureau regional administrator, Deborah Patrick (Hopi), Amber Patrick (Hopi), Raylene Hood (Yavapai Apache), Holly Figueroa (Hopi) Coconino County Career Center administrative specialist and Wi$e Up instructor, Vanita Apodaca (Diné), Gwen Cody (Diné), Roanna Jenkins (Hopi) and Carla Chiquito (Diné) and Shinea Chun, U.S. DOL Women’s Bureau director (Courtesy photo).
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FLAGSTAFF-In celebration of the 13 women who reached their next plateau of success by completing the Wi$e Up Financial Literacy Course, family and friends as well as Department of Labor Women's Bureau (DOLWB) administrators gathered Oct. 15 at the Coconino County Administration Building. "This is a segment of 'empowering' Native American women!" Wi$e Up instructor Holly Figueroa (Hopi) said.