Jackets for Jobs Celebrates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Historic Nomination With the "Law Suit" Clothing Drive
Detroit Award-Winning Entrepreneur Alison Vaughn is "Making a Difference: One Suit at a Time."
By: Jackets of Jobs, Inc.
Through the first ever "Law Suit" challenge, Alison Vaughn, owner of Jackets for Jobs, is pairing hundreds of like-new garments with aspiring law students and would be job seekers. Noting that less than 5 percent of all lawyers are people of color, Vaughn is determined to seize this opportunity to support future attorneys.
Known for elegance and education of its members, the Michigan based Alpha Rho Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. partnered with Jackets for Jobs to mark this momentous occasion. This 100-year-old women's organization gathered more than 1,000 "Law Suits" from the successful business clothing drive, says chairperson, Wanda Harper.
According to Vaughn, a Goldman Sachs Scholar, knows that this historic moment is a chance for the next generation of mocha-colored girls to reflect and see themselves in the land's highest court. When they watch the proceedings this week, Black and brown girls can see a poised, educated judge, with natural hair and God-given judicial acumen. Seeing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gives them the wherewithal to "aspire to serve on the highest court in the country."
Vaughn, who once held a teenage watch party for the swearing into office of Vice President Kamala Harris, says, "if they can see it, they can be it." Author of "Ms. Goal Digger," Vaughn knows it takes more than just a dream to make it to the top. Now, through her work at Jackets for Jobs, she offers practical provision for their vision of higher employment.
As a 4-time recipient of the Best and Brightest Company to Work for in Detroit, Alison Vaughn is a trailblazer in the small business space. This graduate of the Campaign School at Yale University, sponsored by Yale Law knows all too well that first impressions can make or break a job interview. Through her "Law Suit" challenge and partnership with AKA sorority, Vaughn is opening doors for women all over the Great Lakes state. This worthy cause is spurring on job seekers to look their best, feel confident, and nail their interview.
According to Indeed, attire tops the list of interview etiquette. Experts add, "you should choose to dress in clothing that represents your qualifications,"
Alison appreciates the accolades and the spotlight, but her mission remains to continue, "Making a Difference: One Suit at a Time."
Pictured from left to right in photo: Rash'Shana Glenn, Chair; Caryn J. Robinson, Chapter President; Alison Vaughn, Jackets for Jobs; Wanda Harper, Chair.
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