For the past 20+ years, Poised for Success has helped thousands of women regain their confidence and helped open doors of opportunity for them, so that they can build a better life for themselves and their families.
We have come to a cross-roads and now we need assistance. Poised For Success is looking for a guardian angel to help our unique non-profit social service agency find a new home.
We’re looking for your help to find a new location to:
- Expand services
- Space to grow
- Help even more women
Our top specs for a location include:
- Approximately 3,000 square feet
- In good condition
- Located in the Western suburbs
- Easy access to public transportation
- Long-term availability
"Our clients are extremely grateful for the way Poised For Success made each of them feel very special.
They mentioned how your staff was amazing in the way they gave each of them personal attention while
outfitting them down to the very last detail. As a result of their appointment, they feel confident and ready to take advantage of the career opportunities that await them. Thank you!"
Suburban Social Service Agency Case Manager
Located in the heart of DuPage County, Illinois, Poised For Success® s a non-profit organization serving the suburban Chicagoland area. Our mission is to provide, at no charge, interview and business appropriate clothing to women in the job market. In addition to providing business-appropriate clothing, our volunteers assist clients in building self-esteem and interview skills, as well as referrals to other local service organizations providing job-skills training and job placement. These services give our clients the self-confidence necessary to secure a job and move beyond the need for financial assistance.
Originally founded in 2002, Poised For Success is the result of a group of dedicated women who wanted to ensure that every woman has the opportunity to become financially independent. Poised For Success is supported entirely by community donations and a strong volunteer base.
Poised For Success promotes economic self-sufficiency in women by providing business clothing and referrals for career training to women on financial assistance. Our clients struggle with the emotional roller coaster of being qualified for a position, but have no resume, no interviewing experience, and no clothes for either an interview or to wear once hired. Poised For Success is dedicated to helping that woman – and every woman like her – make her appearance enhance her opportunities, not detract from them.
In the last four years, Poised For Success has provided services to nearly 1,000 women, 88% of whom believe that they have received a monetary promotion as a result of our assistance and 76% of whom believe that this job has afforded them more financial freedom.
We serve women located in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. This includes Addison, Batavia, Bartlett, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Villa Park, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield, West Chicago, St. Charles and the suburban areas surrounding Chicago.