Arrowhead United Way Provides At-Risk Young Women with Job Market Skills
February 15, 2012
Interview for Success participants pose for a group picture
Networking, résumé writing, and interviewing skills were just a few topics covered at the Interview for Success workshop co-sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council (WLC) and San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency (SBETA). The event was kicked-off defining 'Success' by WLC member Lorraine Frost, Vice President/Chief Information Officer at CSUSB, and was continued with an array of workshops designed to educate and empower the participants in the workforce. Other speakers included Trinity Wallace, who made lunchtime truly inspirational; Karen Serrano of the American Heart Association whose presentation had the girls out of their chairs, and laughter ensued when SBETA employee Phung Nguyen embodied multiple interview 'don'ts' during the mock interview portion of the event. Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will be registered with SBETA to assist in their search for employment and be matched with a WLC Mentor and scholarship for a shopping trip to purchase interview-appropriate attire.
The Women's Leadership Council is a group of community leaders committed to combining their knowledge and resources in order to assist underserved young women in the Arrowhead United Way service area. For more information about the program or the Women’s Leadership Council, contact Knea Hawley at 909-884-9441 x224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrowhead United Way (AUW) is a volunteer driven organization that actively supports health and human services by focusing on education, income, and health. These services address the underlying causes of the community’s issues and create lasting change. The organization was established in 1891 and is led by prominent respected community leaders; it is one of the oldest United Ways in the country. AUW encourages individuals to become more involved in the community by giving, advocating, and volunteering. For more information about how to become involved with AUW, please call 909-884-9441 or visit www.ArrowheadUnitedWay.org.