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Suits wanted for low-income families

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Dubuque (KWWL) -- The City of Dubuque's Family Self-Sufficiency Program will sponsor its seventh annual "Road to Success" on Wednesday, June 10, from 3 - 7 p.m. at Prescott School at 1151 White Street. 

The "Road to Success" program was developed to provide Dubuque's low-income families the skills they need to become economically independent and free of all welfare benefits.  The program offers general job-hunting skills, professional resume assistance, advice on interview preparation, the option to choose one or two free interview outfits, and the opportunity to apply directly to an employer for a job.  Participants attend the workshop prepared for an interview, practice their interviewing skills in a mock interview, receive feedback on their communication skills and interview appearance afterwards, and then have the option to attend a small employer fair on-site. 

This free workshop is limited to Family Self-Sufficiency Program participants, Getting Ahead In A Just-Gettin'-By World attendees and graduates, residents of the Maria House, Teresa Shelter, Manasseh House, Dubuque Rescue Mission, the Dubuque YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, and participants of selected Iowa Workforce Development programs. 

Childcare is available to allow interested persons to participate.  Refreshments and door prizes will also be provided. This is a free event but registration is required.

Donations of job interview-appropriate attire and door prizes for participants are being accepted by the City of Dubuque's Housing and Community Development Department until Friday, June 5.  All sizes of men's and women's clothing, shoes, and accessories are needed.  Wire hangers would also be appreciated.  Donations may be dropped off at the Housing and Community Development Department, located on the third floor of the Historic Federal Building at 350 West Sixth Street, or call 589-4926 to schedule a large pick-up. 

For more information, please call Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator Carroll Clark at 589-4230 or e-mail cclark@cityofdubuque.org.

Online Reporter: Jamie Grey

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