For many disadvantaged women, landing a job interview is hard enough without having to worry about affording professional attire. Dress for Success (dressforsuccess.org) helps such women achieve economic independence and confidence by outfitting them with business suits and other professional clothing. Working via referrals from immigration services, educational institutions, and domestic violence shelters, Dress for Success also provides disadvantaged women with career guidance, technology training, professional networking, and financial literacy. Since 1997, the organization’s 115 independent affiliates in 40 U.S. states and 11 foreign countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, and Poland, have helped more than 600,000 women navigate their way to success in the workforce.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which ranks not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their control of administrative and fund-raising expenses, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest ranking.
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