Dress for Success Lackawanna, a bounded associate of Dress for Success Worldwide, has broadcast locally its career development casework to Monroe County for the added beeline year for underemployed and unemployed women through a face-lifting of civic affiliation with the Walmart Foundation.
The Walmart Foundation has awarded added than $2.5 actor to the organization’s Going Places Arrangement by the Walmart Foundation affairs that will be hosted over the abutting two years. This new admission extends the $4.5 actor awarded by the Walmart Foundation to Dress for Success for the GPN back the affairs launched in 2011.
Locally, Dress for Success Lackawanna continues to be an alive provider of the GPN throughout its account breadth and an apostle for the program’s adeptness to bear advice and advance abilities to advice its audience accomplish in 2015. Dress for Success Lackawanna has accustomed allotment from the Walmart Foundation back 2011 and was adjourned already afresh in 2015 to abutment three, seven-week sessions of the GPN, with the aftermost one to be captivated at PA CareerLink Monroe County starting on Sept. 17.
The GPN improves career affairs of disadvantaged, unemployed and underemployed women to accretion able skills, advance their job searches and body aplomb through account training sessions, one-on-one career apprenticeship and networking in a admiring environment. The GPN is chargeless and accessible to any woman defective added casework in gluttonous employment. It improves the lives of unemployed and underemployed women by accretion their employability, advocacy aplomb and self-worth and providin admission to assorted able networks. Participants will account from activities that allows them to bigger accept the needs of administration and potentially defended employment.
Since 2011, the GPN has served added than 11,000 women throughout the U.S., creating an activity plan to map out their able futures. During 2014, 53 percent of participants anchored application by the end of the program. Job adjustment of GPN graduates decidedly added to added than 70 percent 90 canicule afterwards commutual the program. Since its barrage in 2011, about 60 percent of Dress for Success Lackawanna women who accept alternate acquired employment.
The Dress for Success admission was one of seven fabricated by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation as allotment of their befalling action — a $100 actor charge over the abutting bristles years to abutment programs that advice access the bread-and-butter advancement for access akin workers in the retail and adjoining sectors.
Walmart and Dress for Success Worldwide accept a continued continuing accord that originated in 2008 back Walmart provided in-kind donations of George cast apparel for women who were actively interviewing for jobs and had been referred to the Suiting Program. From there, the accord has developed and acquired with the Walmart Foundation’s able-bodied accord at the Success Summit, Dress for Success’ anniversary three-day administration appointment for the women of Dress for Success’ Able Women’s Group.
In 2013, the Walmart Foundation additionally awarded Dress for Success a accommodation architecture admission for start-up affiliates through the Paving the Way Forward initiative.
About Dress for Success
Dress for Success is an all-embracing nonprofit alignment that promotes the bread-and-butter ability of disadvantaged women by accouterment able attire, a arrangement of abutment and the career development accoutrement to advice women advance in assignment and in life. Back starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has broadcast to added than 140 cities in added than 18 countries. Currentl, Dress for Success has helped added than 850,000 women assignment appear self-sufficiency. Visit dressforsuccess.org.
Dress for Success Lackawanna in 16 years has helped over 6,000 women throughout six counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, including Monroe, Wayne and Pike.