Work preparedness and Entrepreneurial skills development are the foundations of NWC’s programs. NWC Thrift and Vintage, a thrift store/ business incubator, is the mechanism through which NWC provides this knowledge. By volunteering at NWC Thrift and Vintage, women and girls can learn how to manage and operate a small business. NWC Thrift and Vintage is also an incubator from which women can market their products.
Workshops are designed to develop self confidence, self motivation, creativity, and the intellectual capacity necessary to engage in entrepreneurial efforts. Our most popular workshops include: how to start a microbusiness, business basics and office etiquette, resume writing, interviewing skills, methods of obtaining a GED(TASC), college preparation, motivation and empowerment, basic computing, and budgeting.
NWC established and maintains a referral bank that guides women in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Through the bank our clients are connected to government and private agencies that offer information and services that they can obtain without charge. These services include resources that assist in building and financing small businesses and places where women can attend start-up business classes, access online courses, and learn grant writing and other funding strategies.