PHILADELPHIA – Career Wardrobe is seeking volunteers who are fluent in Spanish to join its team servicing Latina and Hispanic women in Philadelphia. Career Wardrobe assists unemployed women transitioning to work by providing free or low-cost professional clothing, resume review and job search support services.
Career Wardrobe has expanded its outreach to the Latina community through a $10,000 grant from WOMEN’S WAY’s Community Women’s Fund. The organization is committed to increasing the ability to bring job-readiness services to even more diverse populations. According to the 2012 census, 13% of Philadelphians identify as Hispanic or Latino, but only 4% of Career Wardrobe clients come from this ethnic group. Through this funding, Career Wardrobe will be able to better serve this growing community by providing bilingual volunteers to assist women whose native language is Spanish.
In addition to making its materials available in Spanish and recruiting bilingual volunteers to assist women, the organization is also able to offer scholarships to nonprofit organizations serving the Hispanic and Latina populations. For information on how you or someone you know can benefit from Career Wardrobe’s program, please visit www.careerwardrobe.org or call 215-568-6693.
Career Wardrobe’s mission is to empower women in transition by providing programs which inspire the confidence necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and pursue a productive career. They do this by providing professional work attire, educational programs, and networking tools and opportunities. Since 1995, Career Wardrobe has assisted over 75,000 women in the Philadelphia Region. For more information please call (215) 568-6693 or visit www.careerwardrobe.org.