Troy, MI (July 13, 2022) – Through a grant by United Way for Southeastern Michigan, the United Community Family Services/ Chaldean American Ladies of Charity has designed a new program entitled Women Enterprise Program. This new program includes a series of workshops to help women develop skills and advance their careers.
“This Racial Equality grant is designed for women interested in developing skills and advancing their careers. The women we are serving are immigrants to American.” said Kristin Olmedo, executive director.”
“It is good to see the Racial Equity Fund being used to support traditionally underserved people in the community,” Tonya Adair, chief people, equity and engagement officer, United Way for Southeastern Michigan. “The work of organizations like United Community Family Services promotes equity and opportunity for women, allowing them to grow for their families and the community.”
Many of the women are residents of both Oakland and Macomb Counties. “We serve clients in southeast Michigan assisting them to assimilate in the United States.”
Through this grant, the women learn to write resumes from a Professional resume writer. They will also be assisted with jobs search techniques, job placement, successful interview techniques, how to dress for success as well as learning how to start a business.
More details are in the attached flyer.
About United Way for Southeastern Michigan
United Way for Southeastern Michigan, a member of the United Way Worldwide network and an independently governed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works to help households become stable and ensure children have the support they need to thrive. For more than 100 years, United Way has been a leader in creating positive, measurable, and sustainable change in communities throughout southeast Michigan. United Way works in partnership with donors, agencies, corporate and municipal partners to help families meet their basic needs of housing, food, health care and family finances, and ensure children start school ready to learn and graduate ready for life. To give, advocate, volunteer or learn more, visit UnitedWaySEM.org.
About UC Family Services/CALC
The CHALDEAN AMERICAN LADIES of CHARITY was formed in 1961, when 20 women sought to support families and individuals in need. The founders’ legacy of helping others and restoring families provided the foundation of CALC’s mission today: to deliver innovative care, support and education to the poor, homeless and hungry while building their skills to succeed and assimilate into this country. CALC has grown from an all-volunteer agency into a large organization providing a vast array of services and programs through a qualified staff, board, members and volunteers. In 2016, the Board adopted the expanded name of UNITED COMMUNITY FAMILY SERVICES to better deliver the message of an organization supporting the community and families in the tri-county area. UCFS moved into its own facility in 2014 and worked to renovate the site to provide administrative of offices, training space and a large Basic Needs Center and Food Panty to support the needs of its clients. UCFS continues to move forward supporting refugee and immigrant families, the poor and homeless as it provides critical services to ensure self-sufficiency, healthy life styles and continued growth of the vulnerable and underserved.