About Wardrobe for Opportunity

Our Mission

Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO) works in partnership with the community to assist low-income individuals in their efforts to Find a Job, Keep a Job, and Build a Career. 

Our History

Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO) is a successful and growing 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers low-income individuals from across the Bay Area with acquiring interview skills, professional clothing and the career support they need to become economically self-sufficient.

Founded in 1995 to address often overlooked, yet critical barriers to finding and retaining employment, WFO has served nearly 30,000 low-income individuals referred from over 40 partner social service and job-training agencies across the Bay Area. Founded originally to provide professional clothing for women, Wardrobe for Opportunity has expanded to provide in-depth, 360 degree professional development for men and women. 

Vision Statement

Wardrobe for Opportunity will be the recognized leader in empowering low-income women and men to achieve economic viability.

WFO is committed four strategies:
  1. Expand client reach throughout the Greater Bay Area
  2. Continually engage constituents through multiple channels of communication
  3. Diversify funding sources to ensure stability and growth
  4. Create a culture that attracts and retains staff and volunteers that are passionate about WFO.


2014 Program Results

  • Served 1,719 low-income job-seekers in our Find a Job programs. Within 45 days of their interview wardrobe appointment, over 81% of clients secured an interview and 27% secured employment. 
  • Partnered with over 40 local job-training organizations to support their clients in getting what they need to ace their interviews.
  • Delivered 23 interview workshops to over 154 low-income job-seekers, giving them the confidence, networks, and experience they need to secure employment.
  • Graduated over 80 individuals from Pathways!
  • Partnered with Mujeras Unidas y Activas (MUA) to translate our Pathways program into Spanish. WFO graduated 28 women from this program and are planning two more deliveries in 2015, with over 40 predicted graduates. 
  • In 2014, 20 unique individuals participated in our innovative Success Series program. 

WFO Staff

Board of Directors

WFO Annual Reports

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2011 WFO Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

2010 WFO Annual Report

Wardrobe for Opportunity • 570 14th Street, Suite 5 • Oakland, CA 94612 • ph. 510.463.4100 • fax 510.452.4502 • info@wardrobe.org
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