Advancing the Status of Women Award
Since 1965, the Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) has led an economic self-sufficiency program that assists with food, rent, heat, utilities and income tax preparation. Emergency services help prevent eviction and provide the homeless with permanent housing. Their approach helps clients attain the education, employment and improved social capital that expands individual networks and community resources. In this way, clients are positioned to leave poverty behind them for good.
Erin Lukoss, CEO, Executive Director, BCOC accepted the Organization Advancing the Status of Women Award. The award recognizes organizations and businesses that are active and successful in advancing the status of women either through employment policies, scholarship and grants in support of women or advocacy on behalf of the improvement of women’s status.