The Strength of Paying it Forward

The Strength of Paying it Forward Angela knows what challenge is all about.  After her 4-year incarceration, her life seemed like an endless list of daunting and overwhelming tasks.  Unrealistic expectations and worries about re-entry, particularly about finding employment, were constantly on her mind. "I felt well-equipped, since I had a great resume and education, however, no one prepares you fully for the stigma of having a felony and the trauma of reentering society," she told us. Angela was referred to Working Wardrobes by her parole officer after her release. 

A Special Video Message about 30 Strong!

A Special Video Message about 30 Strong! I'm Christine Nassr, Event Manager for Working Wardrobes, reminding you that our 30 Strong! fundraising event starts tomorrow and runs until March 28th.  Our sincerest thanks goes to 30 Strong! sponsor, Pacific Premier Bank, for their generous support! This is a wonderful way to raise money to support thousands of people who are out of work in our community. By participating in 30 Strong!, or by donating directly HERE, you raise funds for the Working Wardrobes Rebuilding Careers scholarship program so that we

Jerri Rosen, Inside Working Wardrobes March 2021

A Message from Jerri Rosen Founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes  30 Strong! Helping Thousands Get Back to Work Hello, everyone, and welcome to this issue of Inside Working Wardrobes. In this edition, Christine Nassr, our wonderful event manager, provides updates about 30 Strong!, an exciting event that starts tomorrow to raise funds for the Working Wardrobes Rebuilding Careers scholarship program. From amazing prizes to custom-made cycling jerseys, we've got something for everyone.  All the while, you'll be helping people get on their feet and back to work.  Be sure to watch

Inside Working Wardrobes March 2021

A Message from Jerri Rosen Founder and CEO, Working Wardrobes This issue of Inside Working Wardrobes is all about 30 Strong!, our exciting fundraising event that begins tomorrow.  Hear from Christine Nassr, event coordinator, and Angela, a former client who is paying it forward to help the unemployed in our community! The Details A Special Video Message about 30 Strong! Hi, everyone!  Christine Nassr here.  I'm the Event Coordinator for Working Wardrobes and I have some exciting details I want to share with you before the launch

Working Wardrobes Career Workshops

Workshops That Get People Back to Work  My name is Ashley Vlcan, and as the Director of Client Services for Working Wardrobes, I have the distinct honor of helping develop high-impact career workshops so people can find jobs in these very challenging times. All of our workshops are virtual and cover a wide range of career development topics, including technology training, job search and networking skills, employment research strategies, personal growth advice, financial know-how and more. It has been absolutely amazing for me to witness hundreds of people from across

A Special Working Wardrobes Video Tour

Get to Know Working Wardrobes I'm Karen Ladika and as Administrative Assistant for Working Wardrobes, I work on the 'frontlines' of our organization. Each day, I manage phone calls, in-person client appointments, and tours of our Career Success Center (with COVID health guidelines in place, of course!) Essentially, I am the first point of contact for clients to receive the workforce readiness services we provide so they can find jobs in this challenging economy, and for people interested in learning more about our work and our mission. I love

Inside Working Wardrobes February 2021

A Message from Jerri Rosen Founder and CEO, Working Wardrobes Women's unemployment is the new Orange County epidemic.  The jobless rates are staggering, which is why our work has never been more important. Please join forces with us to help women get back to work in our community. Help Women Work Get to Know Working Wardrobes with Karen Ladika I'm Karen Ladika and I'm proud to be on the 'frontlines' at Working Wardrobes.  Now, more than ever, our mission of getting people back to work is so

Working Wardrobes Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities at Working Wardrobes If you're looking to give back to the community by helping people find jobs right here in our community, please join Working Wardrobes!  We offer many ways to get involved to make a difference in the lives of others. Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities at Working Wardrobes and contact information about how to get involved. We'd love to have you as part of our team! Long-term, skills-based volunteer needs: Finance Human Resources Marketing Human Resources Donor Research Events Additional volunteer opportunities: Donation Center

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