THE ALLIANCE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT NONPROFITS AND JACKETS FOR JOBS CELEBRATE NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH BY HONORING AND EMPOWERING WOMEN SEEKING EMPLOYMENT IN A NATIONAL EVENT PRESENTED BY SMART & SEXY in Detroit, MI
On March 15, 2017 Jackets for Jobs and the Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits will host a celebratory event from 10:00am to 2:00pm at 5555 Conner, Kilpatrick conference Room in honor of Women’s History Month.
The Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN), Jackets for Jobs and eleven (11) other ACDN member organizations are kicking off events in March throughout the U.S. aimed at helping women prepare as much as possible for employment. Smart and Sexy Day events will inspire women –boosting their self-confidence so that they feel assured, confident and, most of all, employable.
The holiday was launched in 2012 by Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (formerly known as The Women’s Alliance)-a national organization of independent, community -based member organizations who provide professional attire and career skills training to low income women and men-and sponsored by Smart & Sexy, one of the largest privately held lingerie companies in the country.
“It is difficult for those who have been out of the job market to find employment–this is true in times of job growth, economic downturn, or economic uncertainty. The need for the services our member agencies provide is crucial for individuals striving to gain employment. A lack of appropriate clothing to make an excellent first impression at an interview can create impossible barriers for disadvantaged women and men,” says Lynda-Ross Vega, Board President of the Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits. “Our community-based, volunteer driven member organizations serve over 25,000 women and men each and every year, day in and day out assuring low-income people seeking self-sufficiency have an equal chance. Smart & Sexy Day brings awareness to this important work and the impact our members are having on thousands of people’s lives in your community.”
As part of the celebration, the Alliance of Career Development Nonprofit(ACDN) member organizations will provide a day of workforce training, professional image classes and individual support for women with the goal of enabling them to take action, secure employment and enhance the quality of their lives. The goal of the holiday is to help women feel good about who they are, because feeling good is looking good.
Women who attend Smart & Sexy Day will receive Smart & Sexy foundation garments from Smart & Sexy as well as goal tips from Alison Vaughn, author of the book, “Ms Goal Digger, Success is Sexy!,” a CEO’s guide to goal setting, dressing the part and having it ALL!. The impact of the day is to demonstrate how Smart & Sexy, ACDN and their member organizations support women in more ways than one!
Attendees will also be taught how to apply make-up, grooming tips and how to organize their closet.
“As an organization that strives to inspire women every day, Jackets for Jobs is incredibly proud to participate in Smart & Sexy Day again this year, said Alison Vaughn, Executive Director of Jackets for Jobs. “We know that our clients will leave this event empowered, self-confident and ready to start a new chapter in their professional lives -the same way we strive to make them feel each time they leave our office .”Providing that learning opportunity during Smart and Sexy Day–and every day –is the mission of our 23 member organizations. ”
Special programming, including accurate fittings and free foundational garments from Smart & Sexy will be held in the following cities in the month of March:
- Bloom (San Rafael, CA) –March 16
- Bottomless Closet (New York, NY)-March 13
- Career Wardrobe (Philadelphia, PA) -March 7
- Desert Best Friend’s Closet (Palm Desert, CA) –March 24
- Jackets for Jobs, Inc. (Detroit, MI) –March 15
- Junior League of Elizabeth Plainfield Career Closet (Cranford, NJ)–March 22
- Ladies of Valor Empowerment (Miami, FL)-March 25
- Suited for Success (Oklahoma City, OK) -March 23
- Tailored for Success (Malden, MA) –March 30
- Transforming Lives & Restoring Hope, Inc. (Roanoke Rapids, NC) –March 18
- WHW (Santa Ana, CA) –March 24
- YWCA Allentown’s The Perfect Fit for Working Women (Allentown, PA) –March 27
All Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN) Members will receive product from Smart & Sexy to give to their clients. For a full list of ACDN members, visit www.acdnonline.org/locations
About Jackets for Jobs:
Jackets for Jobs, the brain child of Alison Vaughn and based in Detroit, Michigan, currently provides skills, training, employment etiquette, and professional clothing to job seekers and has helped over 15,000 individuals find a job with their training program.
The organization is a 501© non-profit organization. Since opening our doors in 2000, Jackets for Jobs has helped more than 15,000 clients achieve their job seeking goals with our training program. Jackets for Jobs has expanded their reach and has an office on Botswana, Africa. Nationally, the organization has been supported and applauded by Donald Trump, The cast from The Apprentice, ABC’s The View, NBC’s Today Show and they have had the distinct honor of ringing the closing bell on NASDAQ in New York City.
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