VERMONT WORKS FOR WOMEN INC

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

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Location: 32A Malletts Bay Avenue Winooski VT 05404 USA

Mission: To help women and girls explore, pursue and excel in nontraditional careers that pay a livable wage.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 600+
Geographic areas served: Vermont

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

As a proud former board member and chair, I would like to share my admiration and respect for this organization. The staff at Vermont Works for Women is incredibly professional, caring, and smart. The programs they deliver for women and girls are outstanding and the outcomes are impressive. I remember attending a training program graduation at the Dale Correctional Facility for Women several years ago. The lump in my throat grew as I listened to a father pour out his gratitude to VWW for providing his daughter (an incarcerated woman at the end of her sentence) with real job skills, encouragement and support. He thanked VWW for giving her the chance after many years of failure, to be successful at something! He told the audience that he was confident that she would find a good job and be able to support herself. I will never forget that day!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, organized, caring, experts in their fields, and committed to their mission to support women and girls.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Vermont Works for Women is a one-of-a-kind organization supporting women as they move into the workforce. Whether their journey is from youth to adulthood; from prison returning to the community; from poverty to financial stability; or from one career to another, VWW covers the bases to make sure that women have the support, skills, contacts, and confidence to make the transition as smoothly as possible. VWW is a bright star in the darkness for many women who don't know where to turn for workforce skills.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to tighten financial management systems.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The commitment the employees and volunteers demonstrate to the organization's mission.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Diverse, committed, thoughtful, and righteous!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Offer more women more support to find and keep a permanent job that pays a livable wage.

Ways to make it better...

The organization had more sophisticated financial management expertise.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Finding ways to be more self-sustaining and less reliant on grant funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The organization has very little turn-over, which speaks well to the skills and talent it attracts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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