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Mayors: We Need to Talk About Procurement

Code for America | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Code for America

Procurement policies were written decades ago when technology looked vastly different than it does today. Procurement policies were drafted around the purchase of buses and street signs, not databases and websites.

The #StoryofaSuit Continues to Be Told

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Every day, Career Wardrobe urges its clients to make themselves vulnerable by finding confidence in who they are and taking a risk. We tell them that the only way to get somewhere is to put yourself out there and take that first step.

I Am Deserving of Respect, I Belong in My Workplace, and I'm Successful

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI first time I remember seeing a black woman on television who wore a suit was Clair Huxtable on the Cosby Show. She seemed so confident, had a great family, and she was a lawyer.

Veterans Clashing Expectation and Reality

Christian HELP | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Christian HELP

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOur veterans have served our country and deserve to have the red carpet rolled out to them.

311% Increase in Income: It's a Game Changer!

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI feel that I have the greatest job in the world. After spending 20 years in workforce development, I've seen hiring trends in times when the economy was strong and times it was suffering.

Felicia's Story of a Suit: Supporting My Family in a Way I Never Thought Possible

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif The Dressing and Image Consultation Program initiates the development of our clients' professional identities by increasing their self-confidence and preparing them to market themselves during job interviews.

Angela's Story of a Suit: It's One Thing Getting a Job, it's About Keeping it, Too.

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAt Career Wardrobe, we recognize that a woman's professional image is key to helping her find a job. But our services don't stop there.

Membership in a Helping Community

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif I knew that helping a woman often translated into helping a family. I knew that a community of caring women could nurture someone who is struggling economically and emotionally. All of this informed my choice to help at Career Wardrobe.

When Experience Isn't a Good Thing

JVS Los Angeles | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
JVS Los Angeles

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif New research from economists at Wellesley College have found that those who lose their job within three years of becoming eligible for Social Security and Medicare have their life expectancy reduced by three years.

Scratch Your Entrepreneurial Itch

Paul Kedrosky | Posted 04.17.2013 | Small Business
Paul Kedrosky

An entrepreneurial project requires you to live with it -- with uncertainty, naysayers, and the fog of creation -- for so long that you can only do it if it's so personal you would be irritated about it anyway.

Our Common Denominator

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifCommunities are a common denominator among us - they could even be a unifier - and yet not everyone ventures into them with open minds, curious eyes and ears, and a giving heart.

The Secret to Building Strong Urban Businesses

Interise | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Interise

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifBy combining resilience and entrepreneurship, even the most disadvantaged communities in the United States can lift themselves out of poverty and distress.

No Choice But to Stand Up, Straight and Tall

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif I am proud. I am successful. I am not ashamed of what I can achieve on any given day. I am on a mission, and I will not rest until that mission has been accomplished.

Reflections on the Role of Small Businesses in the U.S. -- and Why We Must Nurture Them

Accion and Opportunity Fund | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Accion and Opportunity Fund

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif For nearly 20 years, Accion Texas & Delta, a member of the Accion U.S. Network, has been helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams. And we do this for very compelling reasons, including the most important one: It's the right thing to do!

Andrea's Story of a Suit: Ready for Opportunity

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Women don't just need to make great first impressions: they need to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to advance their careers and climb up ladders of opportunity in their fields.

I Am Important, Lovable and Valuable: A TCR! Graduate's Story

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMy name is Jaime and I am a proud graduate from Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!), an organization that truly transforms, builds your career and changes your future.

Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy

Interise | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Interise

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe difference between e200 and other private sector offerings that I attended is that the course was REAL WORLD and not just classes where you learn terms to take a test and then forget.

Jobs Are Open Right Now

Easter Seals TriState | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Easter Seals TriState

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifEaster Seals provides a transitional employment opportunity to participants to allow them to earn wages while in training, but to also learn/demonstrate the crucial employability skills that employers are seeking.

Why Do We Work?

Boaz and Ruth | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Boaz and Ruth

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifTo address the jobs crisis in our country, it seems that we should think about why people work and what motivates individuals to spend their time seeking employment, investing in training and entering the workforce.

Transformation Comes in Every Suit

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe confidence and the sense of personal power that comes with wearing professional attire can inspire a person to deliver the perfect presentation or excel in a job interview.

Seeds for Growth

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Empowerment comes through discovering individual strengths and accepting personal responsibilities. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals and families can determine their own goals for growth and development.

When Dream Jobs Don't Come True

The Levo League | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women
The Levo League

At 28 years of age, I have worked at over 11 magazines and websites and I have never left a job. Not once. I've never been salaried, had health insurance or opened a savings account.

Connecting Our Nation's Youth to Their First Real Job

Urban Alliance | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOur government and the corporate sector must make youth employment a priority. Funding streams should be realistic, multi-year, and go to high- performing nonprofit organizations that serve as the glue and connectors between youth and their first job.

The Building Blocks of Personal Empowerment

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOur participants, characteristic of people living in deep, generational poverty, come into the program with damaged belief systems and low emotional skills. Many feel powerless and without hope.

Crystal's Story of a Suit: Skills and Confidence Open Doors

Career Wardrobe | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif As an intern in Career Wardrobe's "Wardrobe Careers" program, Crystal has a safe and supportive environment in which to learn her new job skills. She has access to seminars on job readiness and a workplace to practice and use those skills.