Prepping disadvantaged job-hunters with the look and the tools to nail that first impression

September 23, 2015 9:56 am

“Prime Time” is a series featuring people over 50 in the Philadelphia region who are taking on new challenges. They are starting new businesses, dedicating themselves to activism, and becoming a part of the change they wish to see. Email us to nominate someone.


by Stacia Freedman
Prime Time, Newsworks

Every Thursday, Mary Campbell, a youthful and vivacious 71-year-old, arrives at Career Wardrobe on South 12th Street, usually with a box of fresh donuts from the Reading Terminal Market.

“I like the people. The staff are amazing, and the clients really want to get ahead,” Campbell says. She has been volunteering for five years at the nonprofit, which provides free professional attire for low-income women. Keep reading…