Pennsylvania Women Work
Rating: 4.88 stars 50 50 reviews 1,636
650 Smithfield Street Suite 520 Pittsburgh PA 15222 USA
The mission of Pennsylvania Women Work is to deliver personalized career development programs that result in family-sustaining wages for displaced homemakers and individuals in career transition across the state of Pennsylvania.
Each year, Pennsylvania Women Work provides services to more than 5,000 women, assisting them in achieving economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. The New Choices Career Development program serves more than 3,000 women annually, placing more than 2,000 in jobs or training and generating government savings of over $3 million through a decrease in welfare, food stamps, unemployment, and medical assistance.
New Choices, 3 Cups of Coffee™, Leadership Day, Career Conference
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As a student at the University of Pittsburgh, I am so grateful that Pa Women Work accepted me onto their Board of Directors, serving as a Student Board Member for the 2016 year. Serving on the Board has provided me with insight into many facets of the organization that have really augmented my student experience and knowledge of how nonprofits function. The wonderful and devoted staff have impressed and inspired me with their endless dedication to their mission. Through my time on the Board, I've seen firsthand all of the hard work Pa Women Work puts in to serve women in the state of Pa. They are the best!
I commend PA Women Work for the fine work that they do in this community. I am aware of many women whose lives they have dramatically improved. It has been my extreme pleasure to serve others through them over the years. Lately I have been quite ill and I require round the clock nursing care in my home. I always am much more comfortable when my nurses have been enrolled in PA Women Work programs. Kudos to them and to the people whom they serve. —Linda A. Dickerson, Principal, 501(c)(3)2
Pennsylvania Women's Work is a FANTASTIC organization!! I am a New Choices Graduate of 2012. The New Choices program assisted me in learning new computer skills, and how to write a resume tailored to today's new market. I have had nothing but positive experiences at PA Women Work and highly recommend it to anyone that needs to learn new skills, learn to write a resume, need assistance finding a career etc...
I've been involved with Pennsylvania Women Work for about 10 years in a variety of roles (Board member, committee volunteer and mentor). PAWW has solid leadership and dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the organization’s mission to help clients across Pennsylvania develop career plans that lead to family-sustaining wages. Through careful stewardship of gifts and grants, creative program design and an amazing volunteer network, PAWW goes the extra mile to support women as they work to better their lives. It’s not often you can be part of something that has such impact.
Pennsylvania Women Work is an excellent nonprofit, since it helps low income women and women that have recently been divorced to get back on their feet. Through career development, computer and customer service classes it helps women to upgrade their skills so they can get better jobs to support themselves and their families. These are the reasons why Pennsylvania Women Work is such a worthwhile organization.
As a business services counselor with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (L&I), I know first hand the power of networking. I started to refer women to their superlative 3 Cups of Coffee mentoring. I was so impressed by both the previous and current director of that program and the wonderful mentoring that my consumers received that I reached out to PAWW to become a member of the their advisory committee. I am impressed with their entire staff -- assiduous, intelligent, passionate, and compassionate -- as well as their wonderful short-term training programs. I know that if I refer a woman to PA Women Work she will be treated with dignity and respect and we'll feel empowered as her skills and confidence grow.
I was able to take the customer service training program, a six day program. It was a wonderful experience for everyone in the class. New thinking, new techniques, total emphasis on the satisfactory customer experience. Many issues were presented to our instructor as real world examples of what students were dealing with on a daily basis. Our instructor used these examples to teach new ways of dealing with these situations leading to a satisfied customer outcome.
Our instructor, Neimis, is a brilliant woman and a superb teacher. She was in total command of this very diverse group and expected, and got, their best effort.
Top notch employers were on hand for interviews at the end of class. I think everyone should take this class. I was very proud to be a board member of Pennsylvania Women Work.
I have been very impressed with Pennsylvania Women Work's impact on the women it serves and the community as a whole. And as a donor, their return on investment is second to none.
I was enrolled in the New Choices Career Development and Customer Service programs at PAWW while doing an internship here gave me the best of both worlds my experience thus far has been very enlightening and rewarding; this program is probably one of the best programs I have heard about in a long time I would gladly refer any woman who is going through a period of transition to join PAWW; you will definitely be glad you did!!!
Pennsylvania Women Work does an amazing job of providing customized services to clients around the state of Pennsylvania. The sole mission of PAWW is to support women in their journey to achieve economic self sufficiency and be the best that they can be. There are many different programs that PAWW offers from transportation assistance to full certification classes. If you are looking to enhance your career - but you aren't sure where to start, PAWW can help!