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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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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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Earth Day 2014 – Our Commitment to a Sustainable Community

Like Earth Days of the past, Earth Day 2014 will focus on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever. Today – Earth Day 2014 – will seek to do just that through its global theme:

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My WBP Story – Rita

Before starting at the Bean Project, I felt lonely because I didn’t know anyone in Colorado. I moved to Colorado from California because I wanted a better environment for my two girls. I struggled with depression and anxiety and didn’t have a job so I started job searching and heard about Women’s Bean Project and applied. Before coming to the Bean Project, I had never worked alongside

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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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