Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO)

Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO) Find A Job. Keep A Job. Build a Career.
WFO provides low-income job-seekers with the tools and connections to secure employment and empowers entry-level workers with the skills they need to maintain employment and advance in the workplace. In partnership with hundreds of nonprofit agencies and volunteers from across the Bay Area, WFO makes a tremendous impact for low-income job-seekers while supporting and uniting members of the community from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
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Have questions about credit? Whether you're unsure about how to manage credit card debt or you're interested in home own...
02/06/2020
Financial Literacy Basics: Credit

Have questions about credit? Whether you're unsure about how to manage credit card debt or you're interested in home ownership, this FREE financial literacy workshop will give you the opportunity to ask a financial expert your burning questions! http://bit.ly/WFOCreditFeb2020

Does your credit score need improvement, but you don't know where to start? Do you need to know more about how credit impacts your purchasing power, home loans or job opportunities? Learn everything you need to know about building and managing credit in this FREE financial literacy workshop, present...

#MondayMotivation
02/03/2020

#MondayMotivation

Calling Bay Area jobseekers! WFO will be having an Interview Workshop with AAA Insurance Co. on Tuesday, February 25th f...
01/31/2020

Calling Bay Area jobseekers!
WFO will be having an Interview Workshop with AAA Insurance Co. on Tuesday, February 25th from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM at 570 14th Street, Suite 5 in Downtown Oakland. RSVP is required for this event.

This is a great opportunity to work on your interview skills with AAA employees. Come dressed professionally and have 5 copies of your resume for proofreading, or to give to an employee if they like what they see!

Please sign up with WFO’s Director of Community Partnerships, Hank Ramirez, at [email protected]. You must sign up for the Interview Workshop if you would like to attend.

Some #MondayMotivation for anyone looking to make a career leap 🍎
01/28/2020

Some #MondayMotivation for anyone looking to make a career leap 🍎

Thank you to the amazing Outlier employees who volunteered with us last week! Cross-sector partnerships are an incredibl...
01/23/2020

Thank you to the amazing Outlier employees who volunteered with us last week!

Cross-sector partnerships are an incredibly important part of nonprofit work. We are proud to partner with our community, from local government and nonprofit organizations to public and private companies spanning across the technology, healthcare, and finance industries.

Looking forward to more collaborations as we celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2020 🎉

We are currently accepting applications for our February Navigate and March Accelerate programs! Learn more about how th...
01/19/2020

We are currently accepting applications for our February Navigate and March Accelerate programs! Learn more about how these programs can help advance your career:

Navigate- http://bit.ly/30uCgsL
Accelerate- http://bit.ly/3as9LR8

This week we had the privilege of handing certificates to the graduates of our most intensive course: the Catapult Progr...
01/17/2020

This week we had the privilege of handing certificates to the graduates of our most intensive course: the Catapult Program! Find out more about our programs on our website http://bit.ly/wfoprograms

New Year's Resolution: learn more to lead better 💪#MondayMotivation
12/30/2019

New Year's Resolution: learn more to lead better 💪
#MondayMotivation

12/24/2019

Happy Holidays from the team here at WFO!

Learn more about volunteering with WFO on our website! https://www.wardrobe.org/donate
12/20/2019
Community Initiatives

Learn more about volunteering with WFO on our website! https://www.wardrobe.org/donate

After some of our teammates volunteered at Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO) in Oakland, we started thinking about how good it made us feel -- turns out the data backs us up! Read more about how volunteering can give your life more life.

"The experience here has built up my self-awareness as well as my confidence in allowing my past to not influence my des...
12/19/2019

"The experience here has built up my self-awareness as well as my confidence in allowing my past to not influence my desires to be successful..I'm no longer feeling discouraged."

Congratulations to all of the graduates of our 2019 Programs! We need your help to continue this work in the year to come--donate today http://bit.ly/wfoyea19

It was our pleasure to support our allies at Narika with their Holiday Party! You can find out more about how Narika sup...
12/05/2019

It was our pleasure to support our allies at Narika with their Holiday Party! You can find out more about how Narika supports survivors of intimate partner abuse and violence on their website: https://www.narika.org/

It was a very special afternoon for Narika when our advocates hosted our clients for a Holiday party. We celebrated the journeys, the resilience, the hard earned hard successes and the hard won freedoms of every woman on the path to safety and independence.

We are deeply grateful to our allies, Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO), Salesforce, SEPHORA and Google employees for generously donating some wonderful gifts for our survivors. We are also ever grateful to our partner organization, Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments for supporting us with a venue for our party.

Thank you!

Happy Giving Tuesday! As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, we rely on the generous donations of our community to continue ...
12/03/2019
Support Wardrobe for Opportunity 2019 Year End Appeal on Giving Tuesday

Happy Giving Tuesday! As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, we rely on the generous donations of our community to continue our work. Wardrobe for Opportunity is an organization deeply dedicated to lifting individuals out of poverty. We journey with our clients through the hardest and most isolating moments in a career--periods of unemployment, of stagnation, and of change.

Join us in carrying out our mission by donating to our year-end appeal! https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/story/Yearendappeal2019

'Tis the season to give! Celebrate the end of the year by lifting up your fellow community members.

Thank you to NorCal Women of Gilead Sciences (Gilead Sciences) for hosting a donation drive for our female clients. A sp...
11/22/2019

Thank you to NorCal Women of Gilead Sciences (Gilead Sciences) for hosting a donation drive for our female clients. A special shoutout to Christine Valladon for organizing this amazing event!

If you think that your organization may be interested in hosting a Cash and Clothing drive, visit our website to learn more: https://www.wardrobe.org/donate

It's been a wonderful year for our employment programs! We partner with incredible organizations across the Bay Area to ...
11/21/2019

It's been a wonderful year for our employment programs! We partner with incredible organizations across the Bay Area to bring our workforce skills development curriculum wherever it is desired.

It's that time of year again! In 2019, WFO served over 1600 clients in their efforts to Find a Job, Keep a Job, and Buil...
11/19/2019
Support Wardrobe for Opportunity 2019 Year End Appeal on Mightycause

It's that time of year again! In 2019, WFO served over 1600 clients in their efforts to Find a Job, Keep a Job, and Build a Career.

We are excited to continue our work in the year to come. Join us on the journey toward a Bay Area where everyone has a living wage by donating to our Year End Appeal!

'Tis the season to give! Celebrate the end of the year by lifting up your fellow community members.

We're auctioning off a wine tasting for two at Rosenblum Cellars and a 1-night stay at Waterfront Hotel at our Murder My...
04/11/2019

We're auctioning off a wine tasting for two at Rosenblum Cellars and a 1-night stay at Waterfront Hotel at our Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser on April 27th! Buy your tickets today at https://wfomurdermysteryfundraiser.eventbrite.com

You could win a couple's cooking class at Silverado Cooking School when you bid on this silent auction item at our Murde...
04/04/2019

You could win a couple's cooking class at Silverado Cooking School when you bid on this silent auction item at our Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser! The winner will receive a hands-on cooking class for two which includes two wine pairings, a Silverado Cooking School apron and a set of recipes to continue the experience at home.

Buy your tickets to the event at https://bit.ly/2JKU0vb.

We partnered with John Muir Health to give high school interns career development resources and professional interview a...
04/04/2019

We partnered with John Muir Health to give high school interns career development resources and professional interview attire at our Steps to Stability event! These students are headed for success. #WFOpportunity #JohnMuirHealth #StepstoStability #youthempowerment

Enjoy San Francisco from a different view. We're auctioning off a scenic aerial flight from SF Air Tours at our Murder M...
04/03/2019

Enjoy San Francisco from a different view. We're auctioning off a scenic aerial flight from SF Air Tours at our Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser April 27th! Purchase your tickets at https://bit.ly/2CGfWS5.

Help us raise money for our workforce development programs on April 27th at our Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser! Purcha...
03/28/2019
WFO's Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser

Help us raise money for our workforce development programs on April 27th at our Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser! Purchase tickets, learn more about the event and get outfit inspiration at https://bit.ly/2CGfWS5.

Join Wardrobe for Opportunity for a fun-filled evening of mystery and mayhem at our inaugural Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser! Help us raise money for our workforce development programs by purchasing Kendra Scott Mystery Jewelry Boxes and bidding on silent auction items throughout the night. 

Research shows that approximately 80% of jobs are found within job seekers' networks. Learn how to build and activate yo...
03/28/2019
Fundamentals of Networking

Research shows that approximately 80% of jobs are found within job seekers' networks. Learn how to build and activate your professional network in this free workshop presented by Amanda Minsky, Career Counselor at The Data Incubator.

RSVP at https://wfonetworking.eventbrite.com

Research shows that approximately 80% of jobs are found within job seekers' networks. Learn how to build and activate your professional network in this free workshop presented by Amanda Minsky, Career Counselor at The Data Incubator.

Join us for our first Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser on April 27th at Waterfront Hotel! Enjoy live entertainment by Th...
03/27/2019
Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser

Join us for our first Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser on April 27th at Waterfront Hotel! Enjoy live entertainment by The Murder Mystery Company and come prepared to solve the crime of the evening. Tickets on sale at https://bit.ly/2JKU0vb.

Join Wardrobe for Opportunity for a fun-filled evening of mystery and mayhem at our inagural Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser! Help us raise money for our workforce development programs by purchasing raffle tickets, Kendra Scott Mystery Jewelry Boxes, and bidding on live auction items throughout the...

Today is a good day to give back! Support us from 1pm-4pm with your purchase at Kendra Scott! Anyone who makes a purchas...
02/23/2019

Today is a good day to give back! Support us from 1pm-4pm with your purchase at Kendra Scott! Anyone who makes a purchase will enter a raffle to win a gift basket filled with Kendra Scott jewelry and wine!

Support us at the Kendra Scott In-Store Event today and we’ll get 20% of all sales which will help give low-income Bay A...
02/23/2019

Support us at the Kendra Scott In-Store Event today and we’ll get 20% of all sales which will help give low-income Bay Area residents access to career resources. See you there! #youdogood

You could win the items you see here when you purchase an item at the Kendra Scott In-Store Event this Saturday! WFO wil...
02/21/2019

You could win the items you see here when you purchase an item at the Kendra Scott In-Store Event this Saturday! WFO will receive 20% of the sales between 1pm-4pm and you'll get entered into our raffle to WIN ALL 3 PIECES valued at $185. Now that's a win, win!

RSVP at https://bit.ly/2MN8lVK. #youdogood #kendragivesback #kendrascott

We’ve got 8 spots left for this workshop on Wednesday, February 20th! RSVP today at https://bit.ly/2ULl5yT.
02/18/2019
Job Search with Indeed: Career Workshop

We’ve got 8 spots left for this workshop on Wednesday, February 20th! RSVP today at https://bit.ly/2ULl5yT.

Looking for the right job can be tough but with Indeed, it doesn't have to be! Learn how to use Indeed to job search during this FREE 1-hour workshop and get tips from Indeed employees.

Unemployed? Looking for a job? Enroll in our Navigate Program! This program is FREE and open to unemployed Bay Area resi...
02/13/2019

Unemployed? Looking for a job? Enroll in our Navigate Program! This program is FREE and open to unemployed Bay Area residents actively seeking employment. To enroll, contact Julia McCotter at [email protected]

Get your job search questions answered by Indeed professionals. Only 9 spots left! RSVP today at https://bit.ly/2ULl5yT.
02/12/2019
Job Search with Indeed: Career Workshop

Get your job search questions answered by Indeed professionals. Only 9 spots left! RSVP today at https://bit.ly/2ULl5yT.

Looking for the right job can be tough but with Indeed, it doesn't have to be! Learn how to use Indeed to job search during this FREE 1-hour workshop and get tips from Indeed employees.

02/12/2019
Kendra Scott In-Store Event

Sip, shop, and support WFO on February 23rd at Kendra Scott. RSVP at https://bit.ly/2MN8lVK.

Join us for an afternoon of sips, sweets, and shopping at Kendra Scott! Support Wardrobe for Opportunity by making a purchase* during the event and we will receive 20% of the sale. Can't attend? No problem! Place a phone order during the event and we will receive 20% of the sale. To place a phone or...

A big thank you to all the Salesforce employees who donated 897 professional items to WFO and Dress for Success San Fran...
02/11/2019

A big thank you to all the Salesforce employees who donated 897 professional items to WFO and Dress for Success San Francisco and helped sort donations! We appreciate your support for our mission. A special thank you to HandsOn Bay Area for making this event a success!

Stand out as a job applicant by adding some personality  to your cover letter. With these examples, you'll definitely ge...
02/11/2019
31 Attention-Grabbing Ways to Start Your Cover Letter

Stand out as a job applicant by adding some personality to your cover letter. With these examples, you'll definitely get noticed by hiring managers.

If you really want to get noticed, you need something better than a cookie-cutter intro.

Be in the know. Check out our Q1 Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/wardrobe/q1newsletter
02/08/2019
Q1 Newsletter

Be in the know. Check out our Q1 Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/wardrobe/q1newsletter

Read our Client Spotlight on Flor Amaya, stay informed about upcoming events including our inaugural Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser, learn more about workshops and programs beginning this month, and find out how you can donate clothing this quarter. 

Looking for a new job? Learn how to use Indeed to search for jobs and get tips from Indeed employees. RSVP at https://bi...
02/07/2019

Looking for a new job? Learn how to use Indeed to search for jobs and get tips from Indeed employees. RSVP at https://bit.ly/2ULl5yT.

We've got 3 FREE workshops coming up at Wardrobe for Opportunity! Visit https://bit.ly/2HTf4yx to find out more about th...
02/05/2019

We've got 3 FREE workshops coming up at Wardrobe for Opportunity! Visit https://bit.ly/2HTf4yx to find out more about the workshops and how to sign up.

Join Kendra Scott and give back to our organization on February 23rd. Shop between 1pm-4pm and we will receive 20% of th...
02/04/2019

Join Kendra Scott and give back to our organization on February 23rd. Shop between 1pm-4pm and we will receive 20% of the sales! RSVP at https://bit.ly/2MN8lVK. #youdogood

We're kicking off the year with a career workshop presented by Indeed! Learn how to search for jobs with Indeed and get ...
01/22/2019

We're kicking off the year with a career workshop presented by Indeed! Learn how to search for jobs with Indeed and get tips from employees. Space is limited so RSVP today at https://wfoindeedworkshop.eventbrite.com!

We remember your life and legacy. #MLKDay
01/21/2019

We remember your life and legacy. #MLKDay

Get your finances in order at our FREE Financial Planning Basics workshop! Diane Woodward, Certified Financial Planner a...
01/17/2019

Get your finances in order at our FREE Financial Planning Basics workshop! Diane Woodward, Certified Financial Planner at Oak Tree Wealth Management will teach you how to create a better financial future. RSVP at https://wfofpw.eventbrite.com.

01/15/2019

Feel tired and unprepared at work on Mondays? Work when you're sick? We're all guilty of these bad work habits but in 2019, let's resolve to do better! What bad habits do you need to break this year?

Address

570 14th St Ste 5
Oakland, CA
94612

The 12th Street BART station is the closest to our Oakland office.

General information

http://wardrobe.org/about.aspx Wardrobe for Opportunity is wheelchair accessible.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

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(510) 463-4100

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