• Growing Through the Decades 2022 Gala

Working Wardrobes Growing Through the Decades 2022 Gala

Prepare yourself for a dazzling walk in the garden underneath the night sky. On September 24th, Working Wardrobes will host Growing Through the Decades, a night to reflect on our 31-year history of helping Southern California’s men and women from every walk of life re-enter the workforce. This night will celebrate the accomplishments of the last three decades and offer a glimpse of Working Wardrobes’ flourishing future and CEO Bonni Pomush’s progressive vision for the organization and those it serves.  “In the time that I’ve been CEO, I’ve been blown away by the perseverance and

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Power Up for Success 2022 Event Recap

On June 17, Working Wardrobes hosted a day of transformation and preparation to enter the workforce for nearly 100 transitioning Marines and Sailors.  Together, 150 volunteers actively participated in every aspect of the 2022 Power Up for Success event to help Marines and Sailors navigate their transition out of military service and into the civilian workforce. Programs included a panel of Veterans who shared stories of their own successful transitions and experiences on the path to employment post-military service. One of Working Wardrobes’ very own career coaches led a workshop to guide Marines and Sailors

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Success Stories: How Continued Giving Through Success Club Benefits Donors and Job Seekers

There’s nothing more important to us at Working Wardrobes than helping the people in our community who have faced setbacks, challenges, and had doors shut in their faces.  It’s our mission to be a part of their success, whether it’s learning new skills or having the necessary tools to thrive in today’s job market in Southern California. The smile of a program graduate makes our effort and the contributions from our community so worthwhile! Those who are the most dedicated know that the biggest change happens at the individual level. When people have access to

Success Club— What Does It Mean to Plant Seeds?

The Seeds of Critical Needs We believe that everyone is capable of bringing meaningful change into their lives and the world around them when given the appropriate tools. Every person has talents, backgrounds, interests, and skills that make them valuable contributors. Too often, though,  job seekers find themselves missing opportunities to pursue careers because they lack critical resources. Housing, transportation, paperwork, or even having the right pair of shoes to perform a job can seem like little things, but some of our clients can tell you that these can be huge obstacles on the journey

Rebuilding Careers with Success Club: Planting Seeds Today for Future Growth

In the same way that you would not plant a seed and walk away, the ongoing work of getting individuals to meaningful employment needs continued nurturing to grow and flourish. Your one-time financial donation will help provide resources for job seekers, but you can make your donation go further for clients and Working Wardrobes when you choose to give monthly instead. The Success Club is a collective of individuals passionate about providing resources for job seekers to help them get back to work. When you join, you’ll play an important role in helping provide resources

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Veteran in Orange County — Veterans and Servicemembers Joblessness and Uniquely Difficult Barriers

Editorial from Working Wardrobes CEO Bonni Pomush In 2020, over 6,300 Veterans in Orange County had an income level below poverty.¹ With Southern California’s high cost of living, transitioning active duty, reserve, guard, Veterans and their families need access to reliable, consistent, and high-wage work. Approximately 15,000 individuals transition out of the military in San Diego alone each year.² Yet, many of these heroes, with a wide-array of transferable skills, face discrimination and critical barriers that make it difficult for them to find and keep meaningful employment. As the CEO of Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit

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Working Wardrobes Q3 Rebuilding Careers Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Summer is here, which means new Rebuilding Careers opportunities to bring job seekers the tools they need to find meaningful employment. At Working Wardrobes, we are also looking forward to increased volunteering due to lighter schedules that come with summer, and are excited to announce some upcoming Q3 events and opportunities. Upcoming Q3 Events and Opportunities 2022 Annual Gala Save the date for our annual gala! On September 24th, Working Wardrobes will host Growing Through the Decades, a night to reflect on our first 3 decades of helping job seekers.  Join us for this evening

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Working Wardrobes Success Stories: How Our VetNet Program Provides a Hand Up

The Working Wardrobes VetNet Program supports men, women, and families of our Military Veterans and transitioning Service Members. We provide a variety of workforce readiness services through Veteran Behavioral Health and Peer Support Services (VBHPSS) programs. In an environment of dignity and respect, our team works to develop a career path with job opportunities appropriate for each client. Working Wardrobes provides ambassadors for our transitioning active duty, reserve, guard, Veterans and their families, building bridges to meaningful employment. Some of our recent successes are reasons for us to celebrate! Luis; Veteran Luis came to us

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