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Women at Work Founder’s Challenge

Mar 4, 2014

WAW Ribbon Cutting 2013 300x216 Women at Work Founders Challenge Women at Work new skills workshops networking learning computers learning accounting employment services  photoHow Money Works, Introduction to Accounting, Applying Quickbooks, and So You Want to Be a Substitute Teacher; these are just a few of the many workshops that Women at Work offer to men and women who are unemployed and looking for a job, new skills, or even a completely new path.

In 2013, two thousand five hundred people attended workshops offered by Women at Work in Pasadena. Jobs that were secured by clients rose 125 percent, averaging 18 placements a month. Over 1,000 career counseling sessions were held and 300 clients had private and public sector job interviews.

For 35 years, Women at Work has endeavored to offer access to women and men of all economic and ethnic backgrounds, and of all levels of education, a place to be valued and empowered with “client-centered programs and opportunities that promote individual success; responsiveness to job-seekers goals, employer needs, and workforce trends; and respect for individual skills, priorities, and dreams.”

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Women at Work is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a Founder’s Challenge Grant.

Uma Shrivastava, president of the board of Women At Work, has announced a $50,000 challenge grant offered by 2 board members and an anonymous donor who wish to support the mission of Women At Work.

“As we embark on our 35th year, it is truly exciting to be able to offer the entire community the opportunity to help underwrite the many services Women At Work provides to job-seekers and job-providers in our communities”, said Shrivastava.

The organization has until April 30, 2014 to meet the challenge of raising $50,000. This is a dollar for dollar match!

“The goal is an ambitious one”, responds Camille Levee, Executive Director of the organization based in Pasadena but serving the entire San Gabriel Valley, and NE Los Angeles.  This grant will help our agency continue to meet the challenges of the current volatile economy.  Our services range from job counseling and resume critiques to computer skills enhancement and interview preparation. An average of 1 individual a day receives job placement.”

To learn more, visit WomenatWork.org.

To make a donation, click here for their donation page, mail a check to Women at Work, 2555 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 204, Pasadena, CA 91107, or call 626.796.6870.

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