In Milwaukee, WI there is a mother who just fought her way out of human trafficking. She has three children and is interested in enrolling in school. She wants to become a lawyer, doctor or maybe even teacher so that she can save other young girls from going down a similar path. But she is first generation, broke and has no clue about where to begin. She has no family and no friends outside of her old lifestyle and is struggling to meet the demands of motherhood alone.
In Kalamazoo, MI there is a woman with two advanced degrees — the first in her family to go to college. Prior to completing her programs, she danced in the adult entertainment industry. She grew up in a household under an alcoholic father and a mother with severe mental health challenges. Everyday in the workplace, she is dealing with microaggressions, the challenges of raising a child alone and feels like she is going to “snap” from the stress and uncertainty of it all. She feels alone and unsupported.
In St. Paul, Minnesota, a woman with an MBA has aspirations for an upper management position at her job. She is a young mother and first-generation college graduate. But it is difficult to pursue her dreams with very little mentoring and limited professional development opportunities. She has hit the “maternal wall” and sees no way hof busting through it.
Infamous Mothers University (IMU) is the education wing of the Infamous Mothers brand. Prior to creating IMU, we piloted our programming in cities throughout the Midwest. City after city, we interviewed women asking them about their needs. The message was consistent. They wanted training, community, ongoing inspiration, and self care. These have become the four pillars of IMU programming. They are included in everything we do to help women build sustainable mothering practices that honors who they are both in private and public.
On Mother’s Day (May 12, 2019), we are welcoming our first official cohort of mothers. (We say official, because until now, we have been running and “beta” programming.) To do that, we need your help. We are currently raising $15,000 dollars for the following:
our first 10 scholarships for mothers who can’t afford programming
completion of our IMU video
a stipend for one mother who is a student intern
Please, help us reach these goals. We’ve dreaming of this for almost three years now. It is now a reality. Become a sponsor today!
To learn more about Infamous Mothers University, click https://imu.infamousmothers.com/ . To learn more about the Infamous Mothers brand, please click below to watch the news clip featuring our sold-out play or to listen to the radio interview featuring our founder, Dr. Sagashus Levingston.