job placement


When it’s time to change: A word from our CEO

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

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

I never grew up knowing someone who served time in jail or prison. I only knew of my healthy family, which gave me endless support to follow my dreams. I lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, in a safe neighborhood where children could ride their bikes past dark and not have to worry. Now, I know multiple women who have been incarcerated. I know women who

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I am Women’s Bean Project: Aminah

Before Women’s Bean Project, I felt hopeless and not hireable. I heard about Women’s Bean Project by word of mouth and decided to pursue employment there to get help getting back into the workforce. Some of my favorite parts of the program were Dress for Success and my mentor. I realized there was opportunity to improve my resume writing and interview skills. Women’s Bean

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Second Chances

In 2010, Chaka lost her mother and fell into a deep depression. While working in home healthcare, Chaka made a horrible choice that cost her job and heartache among her family and children. Nobody would hire her for more than two years, until one day when she got a call from Women’s Bean Project. Meet Elizabeth, who had no positive role models growing up

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Graduates find new reasons to celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day. A time to reflect about your mom and the things you love about her. For women just graduating from Women’s Bean Project, this Mother’s Day looks different from prior years. “Women’s Bean Project has changed my perception on what I can do with my future. While my children have seen me struggle, they are proud of what I have accomplished,” says Brenda,

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My WBP Story – Nancy

This is Nancy and thanks to you, her future is bright. We love to see how your support has changed the lives of the women we serve and helped create new futures – for themselves, their families, their communities and our economy. Nancy, one of our 2013 graduates stopped by the Bean Project recently to say hello and share how happy she is and

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My Dream for the Future of Women’s Bean Project

What did you dream of when you were 25? What did you imagine for your life? What were the possibilities of your future? At 25 we all dreamed of the promise of our futures. Most of us had no idea how things would turn out. I know none of the women who come to the Women’s Bean Project dreamed of addiction or incarceration for

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25 Years of Changing Women’s Lives – A Word from our CEO

2014 marks Women’s Bean Project’s 25th anniversary. A lot has changed since 1989 when Jossy Eyre first imagined a safe and accepting work environment for women, bought $500 of beans and put two women to work making Toni’s 10 Bean Soup.   Much has changed since the Bean Project was founded: The work world has changed. In 1989 only 40 percent of all female workers

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My WBP Story – Jolene

  I must admit that I had a lot of hesitation before coming to Women’s Bean Project because I originally thought this program had something to do with the halfway house I live in, and I  didn’t want anything to do with it.  After finding out that the Bean Project offered job skills and life skills that would help me, I decided to apply for a

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My WBP Story – Charice

The next few months at the Bean Project comprise the Individualized Job Placement phase, which are crucial to each woman’s successful transition into the community and long-term self-sufficiency. From basic computer classes to create a foundation for online job searches, to individualized guidance on resume writing, to building confidence with her communication skills through mock interviews, the focus of this phase is to ensure

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