"Through the FIRE program, I joined a community of advocates of different backgrounds who bonded over the belief that all people deserve dignity and happiness. What I learned in the FIRE program continues to powerfully resonate in my writing and my life."
Thelma Virata de Castro, Playwright, Graduate of 2017-2018 Class
"The FIRE class was really on fire! I got more than I expected. I learned a lot of new ways to help people. Most importantly, I found my own voice and learned how to help myself."
Survivor, Graduate of 2018-2019 Class
FIRE (Fostering Inspired, Resilient, and Empowered) Women's Leadership Program, is a one-year program designed to help women develop leadership skills to recognize unhealthy relationships, advocate for others, make an impact in their community, and engage in opportunities that broaden their network. The program has three goals: confidence building, leadership development and advocacy.
When: May 2020 to April 2021 Class meets monthly every 3rd Saturday from 10am to 12pm
Where: Access, Inc. 2612 Daniel Ave., San Diego, CA 92111
Class: Women ages 18 and up
Tuition: $300 (Full or Partial Scholarship Opportunities Available)
For more information and to register, contact us.
The Access legal team is available to host workshops in house or at community events to increase awareness about domestic violence, immigration services, harassment in the workplace, and other related topics.