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What is IWE

What is IWE

Institute of Wholistic Empowerment, Inc. (IWE) is a nonprofit employment service empowering customers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to launch on a new sustainable career. We are partnered with The Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and other youth’s services. Our services enrich customers with or without a disability the ability to successfully achieve independence by establishing and sustaining a lifelong career. We serve Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach, Florida.
IWE is consistently expanding programs to meet the need of customers referred to us by Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and other programs.

Mairlyn Lightbourn-Oshodi, MSW, ACSW

CEO, Institute of Wholistic Empowerment, Inc.

Mairlyn Lightbourn-Oshodi an humanitarian and a highly experienced professional with numerous years of experience as a social worker, law enforcement officer, counselor, mentor, inventor, strategist, author.
She attended the Union Institute And University, Miami Florida where she obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree (1993), a Master of Social Work (1999) from Florida International University, Miami, Florida, and a Master of Science degree (2012) with a focus on Exceptional Student Education (ESE), and Reading Endorsement from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida.
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  • Our Mission
  • Our Vision
  • Values

We committed to our students by valuing determination, providing opportunity to empower communities, individuals and careers. We believe everyone can soar like eagles.

Establish Institute of Wholistic Empowerment (IWE) the leading provider as the top-quality pre-employment, workforce readiness, self-advocacy, social/life skills and financial literacy services provider, while maintaining our uncompromising principles as we grow.

IWE’s believes that:
•That everyone can make gains and soar like eagles.
•Creating a culture of belonging, where everyone is welcome.
•Being present, connecting with transparency, excellence, integrity, and respect.
•Delivering our very best in all we do, holding ourselves accountable for results.