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Wardrobe For Opportunity
Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO) is a successful and growing 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers low-income individuals from across the Bay Area with acquiring interview skills, professional clothing and the career support they need to become economically self-sufficient.
Founded in 1995 to address often overlooked, yet critical barriers to finding and retaining employment, WFO has served nearly 30,000 low-income individuals referred from over 40 partner social service and job-training agencies across the Bay Area. Founded originally to provide professional clothing for women, Wardrobe for Opportunity has expanded to provide in-depth, 360 degree professional development for men and women.
Professional Image Program
WFO hosts two private boutiques from which we and our professional stylists offer low-income jobseekers image workshops, professional clothing and professional image coaching to the men and women of our community. These services help our clients gain a more positive sense of self and empower them to become confident applicants and successful employees.
Another successful interview.Networks are critical to success – yet our clients report having limited or no professional networks. To help our clients connect directly with potential employers, WFO offers monthly corporate-sponsored interview clinics. These events provide the opportunity to practice interviewing with up to four different professionals who offer constructive feedback and help the client with their interview skills. Clients gains confidence in their interview skills and learn the importance of having a network to support them.