WWEE

WWEE

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Tacoma, WA
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WWEE empowers women and men to create better lives for themselves and their families.  We accomplish this by teaching them the skills to find – and keep – jobs that provide a genuine living wage.  On the work front, WWEE teaches job-readiness, computer and workplace skills training.  On the home front, we help with housing assistance and support services to low-income residents of Pierce and King Counties.  Washington Women’s Employment and Education is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


Mission

In the interest of building a healthy community, the mission of WWEE is to give low income individuals the courtage theknowledge and the skills they need to be self supporting.  

Community Impact

Sometimes our organizational goals can seem abstract, and the stories of actual clients make a greater impact:  Consider the experience of Monique, a recent REACH Plus™ participant:

“It was the worst year of my life.  My ex-husband suddenly left the country and stopped paying child support.  My fifteen-year-old daughter Shannon came home and told me she was pregnant.  Under the pressure of reduced income and extra expenses, we were soon forced to move out of our home of 21 years.  We moved into a duplex less than half the size, with only a couch and a TV set.  I couldn’t support my family, my children.  Some days I didn’t even want to get out of bed.

It became the best year of my life. I walked in the doors of WWEE ready for a change. The staff worked together as a team, helping me with my résumé, cover letter, professional appearance and interviewing skills.  Most of all, they helped me find my inner strength.  None of this would have been possible without kind and caring friends of WWEE – like you.

I now know that self-esteem means appreciating your own worth and importance, and having the strength of character to be accountable and act responsibly toward yourself and others.  I was able to walk in to my interview not just knowing I was capable, but knowing that they wouldn’t find anyone better than me.  I was right, and I am now employed certifying mothers and small children to access basic assistance through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.  I have come full circle and am able to help others.  Most importantly, WWEE made possible a better future for my children, not only financially but because they now have a healthy, positive role model”

Board Members

President:
Alice Maota Aumoeualogo
The Boeing Company
2013?2015 (2nd term)


President Elect:
Kim Thompson
US Bank
2012?2014 (2nd term)

Secretary:
Bonnie Sellen
Human Resources Director
2013?2015 (2nd term)

Treasurer:
Jerry Richards
Weyerhaeuser Company
2012?2014 (1st term)

Board:
Kendra Fournier
Fournier Insurance Solutions
2013?2015 (1st term)

Charlene Grinolds
Community Volunteer
2013?2015 (3rd term)

Claudia Hage
Alaska Airlines
2012?2014 (2nd term)

Mary Ann Haglund
Commencement Bank
2011?2013 (1st term)

Kercedric Holley?Bell
US Bank
2012?2014 (1st term)

Lois Kreitzer
Community Volunteer
2013?2015 (3rd term)

Sandra Sherman
Department of Labor & Industries
2011?2013 (1st term)

Victoria (Vicki) Thompson
Foundations of MultiCare
2011?2013 (3rd term)

Yoshi Williams
Multicare Health System
2012?2014 (2nd Term)

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3516 South 47th St.
Suite 205
Tacoma, WA, 98409
Phone: 253-474-9933
Fax: 253-474-3366
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