Working Wardrobes 2021 Volunteer Highlights

Time. Talent. The Power of a Paycheck Every Working Wardrobes team member plays a vital role in delivering on our mission and bettering our community, and each one is as impactful as our wonderful team of volunteers. We would not be able to serve clients as they journey to jobs without the support of volunteers. Beyond empowering us to provide career development services to at-risk individuals in our community, volunteers help offset the financial costs that come with serving thousands of clients each year. In fact, nearly 240 volunteers donated their time

Jerri Rosen, Inside Working Wardrobes September 2021

A Message from Jerri Rosen Founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes  Hello, everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of Inside Working Wardrobes – likely MY FAVORITE edition because it’s dedicated to our wonderful volunteers who are the heart and soul of our organization. Throughout Working Wardrobes’ 30-plus year history, we’ve been honored to work alongside an army of generous and selfless volunteers who care very deeply about the success of our clients as they journey to employment and self-sufficiency. Those who give freely of their time and talents have always been,

Working Wardrobes 2021 Fundraising Gala

Celebrate Under the Stars with a Special Sendoff! It’s time to celebrate in style, enjoy the beautiful starry sky, help others…and wish a very special someone a very special sendoff. Please join us on Saturday, October 2, 2021 for our exciting fundraising gala, Celebrating Under the Stars, to raise money for the programs and services that help the unemployed and underemployed in our community.  Jerri Rosen, founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes, is retiring at the end of this year, so this is the last formal fundraising event we will be hosting

Smart Women Research and Reality Workshop

Things Are Looking ‘Up!’, So Join Us for Our Latest Webinar We have a NEW DATE for the third and final installment of our Smart Women workshop series, The Covid Consequences.  Don’t miss this powerful workshop on September 22nd as we explore Research & Reality and the discoveries of personal and familial upsides during the pandemic with Dr. Sheila Steinberg and Dr. Sangeeta Gupta. Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg is Faculty Assembly President and Full Professor of GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences at University of Massachusetts Global, and she is a keynote speaker

Help People in Critical Need in Southern California

What YOU Can Do to Change Critical Needs Issues Working Wardrobes recently developed an in-depth report highlighting the critical needs Southern Californians face in the wake of the pandemic. In addition to staggering unemployment rates, particularly among women, local residents face many other obstacles when it comes to living happy, healthy, productive lives here. Our latest series of blog posts delve deeper into just a few of these issues, including the lack of affordable and available child care and housing.  Be sure to read the articles below and learn more about how

Working Wardrobes – Orange County Housing Prices

Housing Affordability Risks and Concerns Post-COVID Thousands of Southern Californians got a little breathing room recently. The Center for Disease Control announced a “temporary” extension of the federal eviction moratorium.  The moratorium order expires on October 3rd and covers counties experiencing high transmission of COVID-19 cases.  The CDC’s move underscores the protections put in place by Governor Newsom and the California legislature shielding evictions through the end of September.  But a crisis still looms. Southern California continues to be one of the most expensive regions for home ownership. The cost of living

Working Wardrobes – Orange County Child Care Crisis

Orange County, California Childcare:  From Crisis to Catastrophe Please take a moment to consider the support systems in your life. Think about all the people who make every day just a little bit easier. The coworker in your department who brings you coffee. That family member who is always willing to watch your children. The amazing day care program where your kids are thriving. Most of us benefit from an infrastructure of support that is so finely woven together, we often take it for granted.  Should that web of support break down,

Jerri Rosen, Inside Working Wardrobes August 2021

A Message from Jerri Rosen Founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes  Hello and welcome to the August 2021 edition of Inside Working Wardrobes.  This very special issue of Inside Working Wardrobes honors our invaluable community partners and business leaders who have lent their generous support to help our clients achieve career success. In addition to highlighting many important partners in this month's newsletter, I had the chance to speak with a very valued colleague, Ashley Vlcan, who serves as Director of Client Services for Working Wardrobes.  Ashley explained to me the inspiration

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