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Suited For Change - Empowering Low-Income Women to Transition to Workforce




Seventeen Years Empowering Low Income Women to Enter the Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 13, 2009 – The 17th annual Suited for Change Celebration & Auction will be held at the Naval Heritage Center in Washington, DC. Founded in 1992, Suited for Change provides professional clothing and ongoing career and life skills education to low-income women to increase their employment and job retention potential and to contribute to their economic independence. Services are available at no charge and by referral only to low-income women who have completed job readiness programs and are seeking employment.

In 2009 Suited for Change helped over 1,300 low-income women take their first steps towards realizing the dream of meaningful employment and economic independence. 

WHO:                          Alejandra Evans, President, Suited for Change

                                    Alison Starling, WJLA Reporter, Emcee

                                    Neil Gillespie, Booz Allen

                                    Brittany Lothe, SAP America, Inc.


                                    Note: Lu-Ann Patrick, Patricia Morris, Shadonna Jenkins, Ayesha McNair and Barbara Mickens will be honored as Suite Success Stories and will be available for interviews.


WHEN:                       Wednesday, May 13, 2009

6:00pm EDT – 9:00pm EDT


WHERE:                     Naval Heritage Center

                                    701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,                                   

                                    Washington, D.C. 20004


RSVP:  Please RSVP by registering on

                                    or by contacting:


                                    Tyna L. Gaylor, Executive Director, Suited For Change

                                    202-293-0351 (office)

202-293-0353 fax


Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel, DC Office

The Brennan Center

202-785-4747 (office)


NOTE:                        To learn more about Suite PurSuit, visit

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