Dress For Success Houston's objective is to create change by equipping thousands of Houston-area women each year with the resources needed to attain long-term employment and success – ultimately building skilled leaders in our community. To make a donation, click here. The agency provides professional attire and interview preparation to women ready to enter the workforce. It’s 20+ programs offer women an opportunity to participate in workshops based on their individual needs, including job search skills, career education, and job retention. All services are delivered at no cost to its clients. Over the past 25 years, DFS Houston has served over 47,000 women.
AIM Alumni can be proud of their role in helping DFS Houston achieve this success. As Susie Cunningham, one of the co-founders of DFS Houston, along with Nancy Levicki explains:
“Nancy and I founded DFS Houston in 1998 and we honestly had nothing.
We would never have gotten off our feet without AIMSusie Cunningham
We thought it was a great idea and we should do it, but that was it. Both of us knew a lot of friends who we thought would help. Some of them were at AIM. We would never have gotten off our feet without AIM. Nancy and I met with Patricia Lewis (Executive Director of AIM Foundation) right at the beginning and she loved this idea and continued to offer us advice on what we should do and who we should talk to. She also gave us advice on grant writing. I remember one of the things she told us was never to forget to bring pictures. She felt the before’s and after’s of these women spoke volumes about what we were trying to accomplish. She was right! Some of our friends at AIM made significant financial contributions to help us get started Also, at this time, an AIM office in San Francisco closed down and the next thing that happened for us was that AIM offered us both their furniture and computers. We really had a beautiful office with very nice furniture thanks to AIM. So AIM was very important to the launching of Dress for Success Houston. In addition, many families of AIM have continued to support us with donations, personal involvement as volunteers and board members for over all of these 25 years. Dress for Success Houston owes a big thank you to AIM.”
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