Teach Job Skills to Homeless Women in Seattle

Goal: Raise $1,000
Status: $775 donated
7 gifts

Jubilee is a women's transitional program that works to bridge the "digital divide" that separates those with access to technology (and subsequent employment advantages) from those who have none by providing computer, employment and life skills training. You can sponsor either a life skills class or technology class for women in search of employment and help increase her chances of securing a job in today's competitive job market.

Why  this campaign?

1. Jubilee Women's Center focuses on making permenant changes that improve the livelihood of women.  

2. Successful in helping women get out of extreme poverty. 

3. Organization is led by a dynamic leader and staff committed to supporting women in need and reducing technology barriers.  

Why this project?

While in Jubilee's program, women can access technology and life skills training, vital skills for women who may come from a life of abuse, or who have never had a stable home and/or a job. With these training opportunities, each resident has the tools she needs to transition out of a survival lifestyle and into sustainable employment and independent living.

Technology classes that help bridge the digital divide. Residents can also earn a Microsoft Office Specialist certification. This is a credential that will boost her career development and help her become economically self-sufficient. While technology training provides a vital skill for women searching for employment, it is equally critical women receive basic life skills that are necessary to job retention and to carry on a productive and successful life. 

The Impact  

In 2010, of residents able to work, 73% gained employment while at Jubilee, on average tripling their income. Your gift will provide a class, such as budgeting, resume writing, interview skills, healthy relationships and boundaries, conflict resolution and more.Donors who fund the full $50 will receive information about the class that you provided.  

About Jubilee Women's Center

Jubilee Women's Center's mission is to provide homeless women a safe and supportive place to live and an opportunity to learn while becoming self-reliant in housing and employment. Led by the guiding principle that all women deserve respect and dignity, Jubilee is dedicated to providing extensive support services to help every woman make permanent life changes.

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