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Everything you need to apply your best self, from classes to career apparel.

Winter is the perfect time to plan for brighter days ahead, especially small business owners who are ready to grow. And what’s free online training without the right outfit for presentations and client meetings? The Community College of Philadelphia and The Wardrobe can help you put your best foot forward in 2022.

Accelerate the positive! CCP offers a free boost for growing local business.

Got a great idea for a product or service? Ready to turn gig work into a full-time enterprise? Take advantage of Power Up Your Business, Community College of Philadelphia’s neighborhood-based classes and workshops, specially designed for local small business owners & entrepreneurs.

The Store Owner Series covers marketing, bookkeeping, credit, taxes and more.

Peer-Based Learning focuses on management and developing a tactical improvement plan.

Industry Best Practices provides “deep dives” into regulations, laws, customer bases, as well as broader context.

Community Startup Accelerator equips candidates with business training, coaching, legal guidance and tech support to build a sustainable and scalable business model. (Minority/immigrant entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply.)

Key partners include business advisory groups, chambers of commerce, financial lenders, potential funders, and other services and resources that can help build and strengthen local commercial enterprise.

These innovative programs are available free of charge to business owners located in or residing in Philadelphia. Classes are normally held in various neighborhoods throughout the city, but due to COVID they’re offered remotely. For more information, please email powerup@ccp.edu or call 215.496.6151. Classes enrolling now, register here.

Dress for the Job You Want — Treat yourself to a free styling, clothes included.

The Wardrobe is a local non-profit that outfits and empowers under-resourced populations in Philadelphia and Landsdowne, including men and women aging out of foster care, and those returning home after incarceration or recovery. Many clients are also students, seniors, single parents, and others suffering financial limitations.

The Wardrobe believes everyone deserves the dignity of one good outfit. “Clothing is not only about appearances — it is an essential need like food and housing,” Sheri Cole, executive director, often says. Not having the right attire can be a real setback when meeting with teachers, judges, clients, potential employers etc., and it can make it hard to conduct personal business or just participate confidently in the community.

Expert stylists work with qualified clients to determine needs, and pull together a winning look, from top to bottom: shoes, accessories and even undergarments. All genders, all sizes, all ages, all inclusive. Whether you’re dressing for a job interview, a court date, a wedding or other engagement, you’ll get everything you need to feel comfortable and self-assured. Free of charge, no referrals necessary.

PRO TIP: both Wardrobe locations enthusiastically welcome shoppers, who come from all over the Delaware Valley for great deals on designer clothing at over 70% off retail prices. Lots of gently-used, high-end finds – new arrivals daily for every budget! They’ve also got a subscription service that’s like Stitchfix but local/thrifted, and for every $69.99 box sold, a box is given to a client in need.

Open Mon – Sat (11am – 6pm) Donations accepts Tues, Thurs & Saturdays.
LOCATIONS: Philly 413 North 4th St 19123 (map) and Landsdowne  62 W Marshall Road 19050 (map)

To schedule an appointment, visit wardrobepa.org or call 215-568-6693 Ext. 10 or email program@wardrobepa.org.

The Local Community Resource Center is proud partners with The Wardrobe, for more information (and a code good for one outfit), pop by the office or contact Sheena at 267-428-3520.

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