The New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) is the rape crisis and domestic violence center of Franklin County and the North Quabbin

NELCWIT Names New Executive Director

Rebecca Majoya of Whately has been named the new executive director of the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT). She begins work September 11.

“Rebecca’s extensive experience working to end gender-based violence will serve the organization well as we continue our decades of work addressing the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region,” said Mary Jo Korfhage, NELCWIT board president.

The NELCWIT board of directors is hosting a community-wide reception to welcome Ms. Majoya, on Thursday September 28, 2017 from 5 to 6 p.m., at NELCWIT’s Advocacy and Crisis Center, 479 Main Street. Refreshments will be provided.

Ms. Majoya has spent more than 25 years working with children and families in Vermont. She is a former executive director of the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter where she served as advocate, crisis counselor, and assistant director, before becoming executive director in 2004. Similar to NELCWIT, its services include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, supervised visitation for families, and a range of prevention education programs.

“It will be an honor to strengthen and support the work of NELCWIT and forge meaningful partnerships with community members to best serve survivors,” Ms. Majoya said. Currently, she is co-owner of Majoya Writing, which offers grant writing, consulting, and training for the educational and nonprofit sector.

Ms. Majoya is an experienced grant writer and throughout her career raised more than $3 million to assist Vermont communities. She also has a background in mentoring, having served as the director of The Mentor Connector, also based in Rutland, Vt., advocating in local school districts to insure student success and advocacy on behalf of children and families. Since 1993, she has administered annual evaluations for home-schooling families in Vermont, and served as the president of the Hayes Foundation, which awards funds to motivated youth who seek extra-disciplinary experiences in Rutland County.

“Rebecca’s extensive experience in fund development and community engagement will be a boost for NELCWIT,” Korfhage said, “critically important skills nonprofit organizations need to capitalize on funding opportunities.”

NELCWIT receives funding from the Department of Public Health to provide comprehensive rape crisis services, community-based domestic violence advocacy and crisis counseling, children’s supervised visitation and prevention education.

Ms. Majoya received an MA in Education from Castleton State College, and is a licensed instructor in Communications and Theater Arts (K-12).

She succeeds the interim leadership team of Roberta Wilmore, acting chief operating officer and Cheryl Rogers, former NELCWIT executive director, current executive consultant. “Roberta and Cheryl both deserve much praise for their steady leadership,” said board vice-president, Rob Okun. “They provided the organization with strong, savvy management guiding the organization at a critically important moment in NELCWIT’s more than four decade history.”

Since 1976, NELCWIT has worked to support women’s safety, offering counseling, advocacy, and resources to adults and children whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault, including assisting prevention and education efforts aimed at decreasing violence in communities. Central to NELCWIT’s approach is examining interpersonal violence through an anti-oppression lens, joining with and mobilizing other groups and individuals working to end domestic and sexual violence to ensure human rights and advance social change.

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We are located at 479 Main St., Greenfield, MA