Atlanta, GA

Community Highlight: Dress for Success Atlanta Inc

Amy Cheribelle
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ATLANTA, GA - People who are doing good for others will reduce their stress and improve their emotional wellbeing. As we have so many problems to face in this life, moreover currently we have to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The activities to help each other will make it easier to get through this difficult year.

Dress for Success Atlanta Inc is a non-profit human service organization, it served women living in Metropolitan Atlanta which aims to empower women to achieve economic independence through giving a network of support, professional attire, as well as development tools to assist women to thrive in work and in life.

The organization was established in 1997 at 32 E 31st St, New York. Currently, they've expanded to 142 cities within 20 countries. Meanwhile, Dress for Success Atlanta was joined in 1997 and has partnered with over 40 Referral Agency.

Around 500 women are referred to the organization at about 600 access as the minimum, one of its many job preparedness, employment retention, or career advancement programs or services. This happens, on average, every year.

They also provide several programs for empowering women, including Interview and Employment Suiting programs. In this program, they will give complete interview outfits such as shoes, accessories, as well as working wardrobe up to five outfits when she gets a job.

In addition, there is also Professional Women’s Group (PWG), a networking association that motivates career growth for clients who have already got employment. The group will teach employed women regarding the workplace, corporate culture, communication, financial literacy/wealth building, balancing family as well as work. This class holds every month virtually through Zoom.

For more detailed information about Dress for Success activity, and program, visit here.

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