The mission of Dress for Success Atlanta (DfSA) is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and life. We strive to provide our clients with life-changing resources to achieve a new start while maintaining long-term employment-ultimately building skilled leaders in our community.
Dress for Success Atlanta is part of an international not-for-profit organization which consists of more than 152 Dress for Success affiliates in 28 countries. Since 1997, Dress for Success has helped over 1 million women work towards self-sufficiency worldwide.
Dress for Success Atlanta programs meet the needs of unemployed and underemployed women in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Our programs are especially critical in our current economic situation, as many of our clients are long-term unemployed. Our clients are low-income women who are seeking employment or women who have recently became employed.
In 2016, 80% of our clients were African American, 11.0% Caucasian, and the remaining were Asian, Latina, Native American and multi-racial. In addition, most of our clients are single mothers with 2 or more dependents and their family’s wellbeing and quality of life is based on their ability to obtain and maintain employment. Our programs stay with the client throughout her journey and provide the much needed services to make employment, economic independence, and self-sufficiency a reality.
Interview Preparation – Volunteer Career Coaches provide interview tips, resume review/preparation, and mock interviews to each client to help build self-confidence and interview readiness. Volunteer Image Development Coaches then help the woman select professional attire for her job interviews. Once employed, the woman is invited to return for additional job-appropriate attire.
Virginia Philip Career Center - A resource for clients to utilize during and after their job searches. They can update their job skills and acquire new ones accessing to the internet, software tutorials and workshops.
Pre-employment Workshops – A series of employment workshops that help unemployed and under-employed women gain professional skills, accelerate their job search and build confidence through training sessions, one-on-one career coaching and networking in a supportive environment.
Professional Women's Group (PWG) - A job-retention and career advancement program which helps women attain and maintain self-sufficiency by providing them with resources to help them achieve their goals.
Listen as some of our program participants tell about their Dress for Success experience.
Dress for Success Atlanta relies on the financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteer efforts of individuals and companies throughout metro Atlanta. Approximately 90% of all funds raised are used for programs and all funds raised in Atlanta remain in Atlanta.
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