Poised for Success

Organization Address

312 Westmore Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Name and Position of Contact Person

Gail Foster, Executive Director

Phone Number

(630) 691-1455

Email Address


Website Address


Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

Flexible, most Wednesday's from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. .

Description of Organization

Poised for Success promotes economic self-sufficiency in women by providing business attire for an interview and the first week of employment. Poised for Success also provides referrals to local organizations that provide job training and placement services for women who are on assistance and preparing to enter the job market.

Description of Service Learner Role

Service learning students will work with clients (females only) who are referred to Poised for Success and in need of appropriate clothing for a job interview and for the first week of work. Female Service Learners will assist clients in choosing clothes from head to toe from the wide selection that Poised for Success offers. Students will have opportunity to interact with clients and therefore should have good communication and customer service skills.

Female service learning students are also needed to help on the second Saturday of every month to help with donation collection and sorting at Poised for Success.

Organization Requirements

Only female students are allowed to work with our clients.

Number of Placements Available



Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Summer Hours (Through Aug. 9)
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Closed

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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