Welcome to Women's Resource Agency
where we empower girls and women to attain and maintain personal self-sufficiency and economic independence. For more than 40 years, Women's Resource Agency has been supporting women of the Pikes Peak region by providing the tools necessary for them to succeed in the workplace and in their personal development.
WRA Welcomes MELISSA MARTS as Executive Director
Melissa Marts has been named Executive Director of Women's Resource Agency.
Melissa recently held the Chief Programs Officer position at Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, where she was hailed as the driver behind its most creative and cutting-edge programs. She has more than ten years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector and is a strong advocate for women and girls' mentorship and growth. She currently sits on the Governor's Food Policy Council - Healthy Food Access Task Force, is the Treasurer of the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, works with Pikes Peak United Way's SELF and Quality of Life Indicators groups, and is the Sponsorship Chair for Pikes Peak Earth Day.
Melissa's strong connections to the community and extensive nonprofit partnership-building experience will be a tremendous asset to WRA. Her energetic support of clients' needs will serve her well, because she's entering WRA at an exciting time; when WRA is launching its first Style It Forward event, a social enterprise that will support its career readiness programming, and is sponsoring the Lilly Ledbetter Event to observe Pay Equity Day.
You may contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org, (719) 471-3170, or come in to any of our events in the next several weeks and meet her for yourself!
Womens' Resource Agency Presents:
An Evening with Lilly Ledbetter
In conjunction with Pikes Peak Women, Women's Resource Agency presents an inspirational and exciting Evening with Lilly Ledbetter, the face of pay equity for women.
The lecture with Ms. Ledbetter is free and open to the public, on Monday, April 8, 2013 at UCCS in the Gallogly Events Center from 7-8 P.M. MORE...
Style it Forward
Join us for our first Style It Forward sale on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6. Have you ever seen some of the lovely clothing that is donated (lots with tags still on them) that comes to WRA? If it is not interview or workplace-appropriate, we will have a monthly sale of the first-rate garments that you will WANT to be seen in. All proceeds benefit WRA's Suit Up for Success and career readiness programs. MORE...
You can support the work of WRA.
Donate now using our secure online donation page.
* $10 supports a teen for her first appointment toward planning for college, or personal support to develop a healthy relationship and positive life skills.
* $25 provides one woman with her first appointment in our Suit-Up for Success program, with access to classes on job readiness and interview skills, resume preparation, and personal development.
* $50 provides for 8 women to receive an introduction class to Computer Basics for job seekers
* $100 provides one session of Career Readiness Bootcamp for 5 clients in the adult programs
* $250 "adopts" one teenage girl to participate in the InterCept Too program for adjudicated girls, an 8-week program that is designed to teach positive development skills and educates and empowers girls to make better life decisions.
Our caring and compassionate staff members and volunteers help women of all ages create an individualized plan to improve their lives. Participants receive individualized coaching for personal and career development, job search skills, interview and resume assistance, computer training, workshops to alleviate stress and further their professional growth. Participants also have access to our signature Suit-Up for Success program for interview and employment clothing.
We also have school-based empowerment programs for at-risk adolescent girls to promote educational success, positive behaviors and healthy life choices, and to develop strong leadership skills, as well as an intervention program for female juvenile offenders engaged in the juvenile justice system.
Volunteers and financial supporters are our lifeblood, and there are many ways you can help further our nonprofit organization's mission of empowering women to attain and maintain personal self-sufficiency and economic independence. Learn more »