Highland County Community Action Organization’s OhioMeansJobs successfully hosted its 4th Annual Dress for Success Event on Wednesday, May 23rd.   

Highland County Community Action, in partnership with various area employers/agencies, are pleased to have successfully hosted its 4th Annual Dress for Success® Cincinnati Mobile Career Transformation Center event. This event took place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Hi-TEC Center. The mission of Dress for Success® is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools that help women thrive in work and in life. This is a day to focus on the women that are selected for participation to increase knowledge, receive professional attire for job interviews and improve self-esteem and self-confidence. Dress for Success® Cincinnati uses gently used, donated clothing to dress a client from head-to-toe for job interviews.  Along with suiting, a client may also receive hosiery, shoes, jewelry, an overcoat, and a purse. By bringing this service to women in Highland County, participants have the professional attire appropriate for a job interview, an increase sense of self-confidence, new or refreshed knowledge of work place skills which helps to improve interview skills, secure employment, and begin building a life of self-sufficiency, not only for herself, but for her family. We are thankful to have community support to provide hairstyles, make-up, breakfast and lunch, workshops and self-development tools.

Volunteers and participating local businesses included: 24 Deli, Pizza & Sweet Shoppe, Alley 21 Neighborhood Grille, Batter Up Bakery, Big Ernie’s Pizza, Highland County Chamber of Commerce, Chuck Wait Tire, Dress for Success® Cincinnati, Highland Lanes, Holtfield Station, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, NCB Bank, S & K Dairy Cup, Star Cinemas, Studio 50, Team Bagshaw/KFC and Waves Salon. We’d also like to thank individuals who provided presentations on various topics: Amie Ernst with Amazon, Brooke Beam with OSU Extension – Leadership Highland, Dara Gullette with Alternatives to Violence Center, Gayle Davis as Key Note, Jocelyn Leeth with NCB – Financial Literacy and Liticia Morgan Walker – Key Note.

We want to express our appreciation and gratitude to these businesses, families, and community agencies, Thank You!

For more information, contact Rhonda Fannin, HCCAO OhioMeansJobs Highland County, by calling 393-1933.

See attached photo.

Photo left to right: Gayle Davis, Key Note; Rhonda Fannin, OhioMeansJobs Highland County; Kelly Deardoff; Courtney Corey; Shyann Tuck; Kayla Haines; Ashley Robinson; Payton Moses; Anna Johnson; Brenda Losey, OhioMeansJobs Highland County; Liticia Morgan Walker (back), Key Note; LaDonna Young (front); Maria Vilvens; Christy Mountjoy; Darlene Robinson; Dora Banks, NCB; Megan Moon; Andrea O’Flaherty; Ashley Hunter, Dress for Success; and Mary Kuhr; Jocelyn Leeth, NCB; Jhaela Coleman, Waves Salon; Kate Ryan, Studio 50, and Beth Davidson, NCB. Not pictured: Mary Washburn, Highland County Community Action Board Member.

Contact: Rhonda Fannin                                                                
Phone: (937) 393-1933
Email: rfannin@hccao.org