Driven by the God-given gift of dignity in each person, Give Me a Chance empowers low-income women by teaching marketable skills & providing opportunities that lead to self-sufficiency, while also enriching children's lives through education.
In the Fall of 2010, with a vision in her heart, Daughter of Charity Maria Nguyen rented a 100-year-old building in central Ogden, and began offering sewing classes to low-income women. She saw the skills they would learn as a pathway toward better paying jobs in the workplace, and thus a step closer to self-sufficiency.
Her vision quickly caught on, as members of the community joined her in making the program a reality. Within a short time, Sister Maria noticed the women who were attending the sewing classes needed a safe place for their children, so she started an after-school program where the children could find help with their homework difficulties, and experience fun learning activities in science, music and art.
Sister Arthur joined Give Me A Chance as it's new executive director in 2016. She is excited to help the center focus on strategic growth as it continues to empower the women and children in our community.
Meet Our Team
One of the things we often hear is how Give Me A Chance is like a family. Our clients, our supporters, our employees and volunteers all share the same sentiment. Here are some of those who make this community of caring and love happen.