Right now, despite improving numbers, Orange County still faces serious unemployment and underemployment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment is a domino that affects every area of life in a community. Housing, transportation, and food insecurity make finding and keeping a job more difficult, and as the job search continues, these resources continue to decline.
The Rebuilding Careers Coalition (RCC) is a giving collective of visionary individuals and corporations in our community who are dedicated to helping individuals overcome barriers and achieve meaningful employment. RCC members generously give unrestricted donations of $1200 or more annually. These funds provide Working Wardrobes clients with a comprehensive and effective range of workforce development services and linkages to supportive services that assist low-income, unemployed, and underemployed individuals.
What is the Rebuilding Careers Program and How Does Your Membership Help Our Mission?
The Rebuilding Careers Program offers a comprehensive and effective range of career development services. We assist low-income, unemployed and underemployed individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program helps clients find and maintain employment in high-demand, higher-wage occupations, avoid poverty and homelessness, afford the high cost of living in Orange County, California, and achieve self-sufficiency and success.
The program includes a range of “wrap-around” services:
Raise $200,000 to support 80 clients through the
Rebuilding Careers Coalition in 2022.
How will your membership in the RCC impact the clients we serve? This coalition will fund our clients in their journeys to find and maintain employment in high-demand, higher-wage occupations, avoid poverty and homelessness, afford the high cost of living in Orange County, and achieve self-sufficiency and success.
Rebuilding Career Coalition Membership Levels, Impact & Benefits
Champion: $10,000 annually:
Transform the lives of 4 clients
Corporate Social Responsibility Day for twenty people
Designation as a Champion Member on digital platforms
Inclusion on “Wall of Champions” at Career Success Center
One Champion to be honored at annual gala with “Outstanding Champion” Award
Invitation to exclusive quarterly impact reports and webinars
On March 31, we hosted our Rebuilding Careers kick-off event with and intimate chat between Heidi Zuckerman, CEO and Director of The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and Bonni Pomush, CEO of Working Wardrobes.
How the Rebuilding Careers Coalition Supports the Mission of Working Wardrobes
In Southern California, many are unemployed or have struggled to make a career change in the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, a changing workforce and wavering economy make “keeping up” a challenge for the most vulnerable among us.
Since our inception in 1990, the goal of Working Wardrobes has been to leave an enduring change in the lives of our clients, their families, and in the community. In the decades that followed, our fearless founder, Jerri Rosen, made sure we did just that.