Thank you MidFirst Bank & Hogan Lovells; by supporting Ready, Set, Grow! 2018, you ensure that women have a job to go to everyday where they have a chance to earn their future as they gain job readiness and life skills. MidFirst Bank has been a long time partner and sponsor of Women’s Bean Project and more recently is the Matching Sponsor at our
My name is Jazzmine and I grew up in Denver in a loving family, however, drug dealing was a normal day to day existence. I dropped out of high school at 16 and began working two jobs, with one of them offering me management training so I decided to quit the other job. During this time, I started dealing drugs because it was easy
January is declared as the “unofficial” national soup month. With cold temperatures and chilly days, it’s the perfect time to celebrate and reminisce with us with a warm bowl of our healthy, hearty soup or chili. It’s one of America’s favorite comfort foods through the long, cold days of winter which makes January one of the best months to celebrate national soup month.
Twenty-seven years ago, Women’s Bean Project was founded with a simple idea: that teaching women to work while actually working was the cure for poverty. The reaction from our community when we started was interest in the novelty of what we were doing, but little belief we could make much of it. In the beginning, we were a mission that happened to have a business.
My story is a long struggle. I have been arrested thirty times, have four felonies and have spent four years in prison. I have three sons; my middle son was kidnapped by his father when he was seven and I have not seen him for over 20 years. My addiction to methamphetamine for 36 years influenced my other two sons to become addicted to
I am originally from East Africa and came to the U.S. when I was 11 years old. My parents sent me and my sister here because of the conflict at home and we lived with my aunt, who was abusive and not a good person. She made us work in her store and would not allow us to speak English or do our homework,
Hi I’m Andriea, I have two kids and two grand kids. Being a mother and grandmother is one of my greatest pleasures. Before I arrived at Women Bean Project, I had been out of work for about two years. I was recommended to come fill out an application for Women’s Bean Project and I’m so happy I did. My story is that I felt
I am a native of Denver and have lots of family here, including my mom and three brothers. I also have a 14 year-old son that I support by myself. I was working in home health care when my roommate and I had a falling out, and I moved in with my mom. She was living in the house that I grew up in, but
Hi I’m Trudy. My father is Hopi and my mother is Hopi/Apache. My parents were alcoholics and my family was very dysfunctional, and I was depressed a great deal because I was felt neglected by my parents. I first tasted beer when I was 9 and became an alcoholic by 15. I had a lot of fear and got married by 21, basically to
DENVER, CO – October 23, 2017 — Women’s Bean Project and Savory Spice announced the launch of two new holiday gourmet popcorn flavors that are non-GMO, gluten-free and paired with hand-crafted seasonings. Each package is lovingly handmade and signed by a woman who has been chronically unemployed and faces multiple barriers to mainstream employment. “What a terrific opportunity to work with a new partner that