What We Do
Women’s Bean Project believes all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. So we hire women who have been chronically unemployed and teach them to work by creating nourishing products. They learn to stand tall, find their purpose and end the cycle of poverty. Because when you change a woman’s life, you change her family’s life.
We offer a transitional job in gourmet food manufacturing designed to provide women immediate income, arrange support services to overcome barriers to employment, and teach the job readiness and life skills needed to get and keep a job.
Our community is enriched when we reduce chronic unemployment and dependence on assistance, and equip women to lead productive, self-sufficient lives.
Women’s Bean Project:
- Meets basic needs and removes barriers to employment by paying a wage and facilitating support services.
- Offers life skills that enhance a woman’s ability to govern her own life.
- Provides classes that increase employability such as adult literacy, basic computer skills, professional development, resume development and interview skills.
- Provides hands-on training in the fundamental job readiness skills required by entry-level employers.
With this stepping stone toward success, the women will be able to support themselves and their families and overcome barriers to employment; creating a new future – for themselves, their families, our community and our economy.