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About Women and Work

Women and Work is a FREE 14-week empowerment program focusing on job-skills and life-management training that prepares women for the workplace. The program covers everything from computer training to communication and interpersonal skills to dressing for success. The course is taught in an interactive format using lectures, seminars, and hands-on workshops.
 
 
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The goal of Women and Work is to equip its graduates with job- and life-strategizing skills and increased self-esteem, empowering them to attain economic and personal stability. Women and Work has identified the following objectives toward the realization of this goal:

  • Help participants to evaluate their life situations through on-site counseling and needs assessment
  • Increase reading competency skills to college-entry level
  • Ensure that participants master basic writing and mathematical skills
  • Provide computer literacy and technology skills
  • Develop personal presentation and verbal skills
  • Advance English language skills through specially designed ESL classes
  • Empower participants with conflict resolution and time-management skills
  • Address family/personal needs that may interfere with the transition to the workplace
  • Provide personal health and wellness training
  • Facilitate access to legal counsel and other needed referral services
  • Guide participants in proper workplace attire and general appearance
  • Mentor participants through job search and initial employment phase
  • Focus on job retention and mobility with post-program support
  • Advance graduates’ computer skills through post-program seminars
  • Address life changes for newly employed graduates through post-program humanities workshops
  • Network with organizations that share W&W's goals
  • Track measurable program impact on job performance, retention, and advancement

Women and Work also educates participants through financial literacy classes, which include the following:

  • Budgeting
  • Balancing a checkbook
  • Taking a financial inventory
  • Developing financial goals
  • Building good credit/Re-establishing credit
  • Maintaining the safety and confidentiality of financial records
  • Protecting against financial loss
  • Understanding predatory lending and managing debt

 

Women and Work also recognizes the special needs of domestic violence survivors and the challenges they face in moving their lives forward. For this reason, the program emphasizes the following additional objectives in its service to victims of violence:

  • Assist survivors in building their emotional stability and self-esteem
  • Help women to recognize victimization tactics and the impact of abuse on their children
  • Provide support groups and counseling sessions addressing the problems that arise as survivors transition to violence-free lives

CLASS SCHEDULE

Women and Work classes meet from 8:45 am to 4 pm. There are two class schedules; participants are assigned to a schedule once they are accepted into the program. 

Schedule A
  • Classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Internship on Tuesday
Schedule B
  • Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Internship on Monday

 

ADMISSION CRITERIA


TO APPLY TO WOMEN AND WORK YOU WILL NEED:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • A working knowledge of the English language 
  • The ability to work legally in the United States
  • The ability to commit to the entire 14-week program

HOW TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAM

  • Apply in person at Women and Work's midtown Manhattan office
25 West 43rd Street
Suite 1005, 10th floor
New York, NY 10036

Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm.

  • Apply by clicking on the APPLY TO W&W tab at the top of this webpage
    • Apply using the ONLINE form 
    • Apply by printing out the PDF application; then, complete and mail to:
      • Women and Work, 25 W. 43rd Street, Suite 1005-10th floor, NY, NY 10036

Women and Work's office is located between 5th and 6th Avenues; it is accessible by all forms of public transportation.

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 Office Information

 
OFFICE:
Queens College Extension Center
25 West 43rd Street, Suite 1005 
New York, New York 10036

Phone:
212.642.2070 or 718.997.4899
Staff Directory

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Carmella T. M. Marrone, PhD

Phone
:
212.642.2071

Email:
carmella.marrone@qc.cuny.edu



ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Taniamarie Nylund, MA

Phone:
212.642.2057

Email:
taniamarie.nylund@qc.cuny.edu
 

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