The Adecco Group US Foundation has selected Dress for Success® as our national charity. The mission of Dress for Success® is “to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.”
Like the Adecco Group, Dress for Success® is a global organization and has 150 locations in 30 countries. The alignment and synergy between Dress for Success® and the Adecco Group US Foundation is rich with opportunity. With a shared mission and vision, we can help to make the world of work work for everyone. We believe this partnership provides a wonderful opportunity for the Adecco Group colleagues to get involved in their communities and support a great cause. We are very excited about our relationship and our shared commitment to supporting women in securing employment and attaining economic independence.
The Ways We Are Involved:
- Clothing and accessory drives: We work with local Dress for Success® affiliates in planning and supporting clothing and accessory drives
- Donation sorting: Assist affiliates with sorting apparel for distribution of donations
- Events: Provide volunteer support to assist with special events and pop-up sales
- Speakers: Provide subject matter speakers for workshops on a variety of subjects: soft skills, leadership, finance, and career development
- Job Search: Conduct workshops on resume writing, mock interview activities, social media, and help clients with career planning and professional advancement
- Place: Assist Dress for Success clients in their job search efforts
15 Dress for Success® Focus Markets
Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City /St. Louis, Los Angeles, Louisville, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, Tampa & Washington, DC
The Foundation is committed to improving economic mobility and addressing the skills gap in the United States through upskilling, reskilling, and apprenticeship programs and initiatives. In the workplace, acute gaps exist between available jobs and available talent.
Millions of jobs go unfilled because employers are unable to find employees to hire with the skills they need to run their business. At the same time, many Americans are underemployed; while they have the desire to learn new skills, they lack the necessary resources for training programs.
We aim to help close that gap through our partnership with Penn Foster and the funding of the Aspire Academy. Penn Foster is a leading online skills and credentialing company, whose mission is “to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and credentials that can help them work toward their goals of advancing in their chosen field, starting a new career, or pursuing lifelong learning.” The Adecco Group US Foundation is committed to building a better workforce through training and apprenticeship programs.
Through our partnership with Penn Foster, the Foundation is proud to provide:
The gift of learning to secure better jobs, better wages, and better futures.
We share a strong commitment to empowering people, fueling communities, and making the future work for everyone.
The Aspire Academy powered by Penn Foster programs:
- Are aligned with the most in demand low to middle skills
- Fit the learner’s life and schedule
- Build confidence, soft skills and hard skills
- Improve employability, income, and workplace mobility
Meet Team Adecco Group
The Adecco Group is proud to sponsor two elite Team USA athletes on their journeys to the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Jessica Long was inspiring people around the world even before she became the second-most decorated Paralympian in U.S. history with 23 Paralympic medals.
Long grew up in Baltimore, Md., but is originally from Siberia, where she was adopted from a Russian orphanage at 13 months old. Born with fibular hemimelia, she was missing the fibulas, ankles, heels, and most of the other bones in her feet. At 18 months old, her legs were amputated below the knees so she could be fitted for prosthetic legs and learn to walk.
Long fell in love with swimming in her grandparents’ backyard pool and joined her first competitive swim team at the age of 10. Just two years later, she competed in the Paralympic Games Athens 2004 as the youngest athlete on Team USA. Now 27 years old, she has collected 13 Paralympic gold medals, 31 world titles, and multiple world records.
Long has inspired others to chase their dreams throughout her career, and she has found a new sense of purpose through giving back to the sports community, advocating for the Paralympic Games and Para-athletes, and showing young girls they are valuable and strong. She continues to train in Baltimore with eyes on a fifth-straight Paralympic appearance at Tokyo 2020.
Two-time Olympian Lea Davison has solidified her place among the best mountain bikers in the world. She’s claimed many medals during her career but she may be best known for her positive attitude and advocacy for equality in women’s sports. She’s been a leading voice in the quest for equal prize money and has been a mentor to many young riders.
With her sights set on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Lea consistently puts in the hard work to make sure she is prepared to compete with the best in the world.
In 2007, Lea co-founded the Little Bellas organization. Today, with nearly 1,200 girls and 221 mentors across 12 states, they are accomplishing their goal – more girls on bikes!
Lea is very passionate about empowering the next generation of females through the bike and dedicates much of her free time to mentoring Little Bellas and growing the program. Her newest project is the Little Bellas Pro Ambassadors where she is uniting elite female athletes and giving them a platform to inspire girls.