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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Easter 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.
To 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.
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.
Our 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.
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.