TenderLove Community Center
The mission of Tenderlove Community Center, Inc. is to help homeless, near homeless and low income women achieve stable, self-supporting lives for themselves and their families
Twelve-month curriculum that teaches sewing and arts and crafts skills women can use to enter or re-enter the job market. Skills include sewing, fashion design and crafting. In addition to sewing instruction, students learn basic financial skills from a trained financial adviser, resume writing and interview skills from a job counselor, how to dress for an interview, and basic employment etiquette, such as on-time arrivals, calling when late, scheduling time off with supervisor's approval.
The sewing curriculum allows women a sense of accomplishment while learning marketable skills. Skills learned in sewing classes are transferable to other jobs and situations, making our students employable in the larger job market, and poised for success.