The last year at Dress for Success Sioux Falls has been remarkable. We are settled into our new building on West 18th Street and are serving more women than ever. In 2016, we served 367 women. In the first quarter of 2017, we have served almost 120 and our projections for the year end keep rising. Our signature programs Women to the Workforce (a nine week workforce development program) and the Professional Women’s Group (a yearlong job retention program) are seeing increasing numbers in terms of participants and success rates. The first cohort of Women to the Workforce celebrated a [...]
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“Back then we called it bossy, now we call it good leadership skills.” Erin Bosch, Director of Women’s Leadership and Executive Director of Dress for Success Sioux Falls, laughs as she recalls the labels she faced as a strong-willed and empowered young girl. Those same traits that Erin had as a kid, mixed with her ability to take risks and always learn something from them, have set the tone for her career and have helped nurture hundreds of women through her work at EmBe. As a young professional, Erin took on small business ownership with gusto - another one of [...]
EmBe’s continued growth is rooted in programming. Whether it’s the addition of a new school site for our Girls on the Run program, the addition of our Girls’ Makers Day event to expose more girls to STEAM career fields, or the expansion of our Women’s Leadership Program to Rapid City, our programs and the people that champion them, make our growth possible. As this programming continues to grow, we also must grow our donor base both in new donors and expanded capacity of existing donors. Luckily, our quality programming continues to bring in new donor prospects because of the exceptional [...]
Aquatics Campaign is Opportunity to Connect to Memories For almost 60 years the pool at EmBe has been providing memories and experiences for many throughout our community. It is the pool where some of our community leaders learned to swim and where their children and now grandchildren are learning to swim. It’s the pool that has been training competitive swimmers, lifeguards, instructors, and at one time, even trained synchronized swim teams. And thousands of children have celebrated their birthday with a party in our pool. Today it is also a place where canoers and divers practice their safety maneuvers. It [...]