WHEELS Collective (Women's Hands Establishing Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills) is a solidarity economy organization that develops women-owned and operated cooperatives of automotive repair shops.
WHEELS uses traditional and non-traditional economic self-sufficiency models to empower women and gender non-conforming people to achieve economic independence.
WHEELS uses solidarity economy as a way to counter the effects of the current economy on women, survivors and poor communities because it offers an alternative development framework that is grounded in practice and the principles of: solidarity, mutualism, and cooperation; equity in all dimensions (race/ethnicity/ nationality, class, gender, LGBTQ); social well-being over profit and the unfettered rule of the market; sustainability; social and economic democracy; and pluralism, allowing for different forms in different contexts, open to continual change and driven from the bottom-up.
What We Do
WOMEN & GIRLS AUTO BASICS
Under the Hood
This bi-monthly two-hour training teaches women and girls automotive and vehicle repair basics.
"Under the Hood" trainings occur throughout the five boroughs.
CRITERIA AND HOW TO APPLY:
Under the Hood training are open to all female identified folks.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
In addition, you can call our offices at (347) 677-2366
WORKS FOR WOMEN
A FREE 8-session Job-Skills Training Program
This program covers everything from computer training to communication and interpersonal skills to solidarity economy.
Computer & Technology: Building An Infrastructure of Knowledge
Comprehensive Job Prep
Solidarity Economy Skills
WORKS FOR WOMEN ALSO PROVIDES:
On-site classes and one-on-one assessment
Business clothing (based on availability)
Classes meet one day per week from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
HOW TO APPLY:
In person - Monday through Friday
279 Empire Blvd. Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone: (347) 533-9102/9103 or (347) 677-2366
Email email@example.com to setup an appointment.
Who We Are
We're on a mission to connect your cause to the people who care the most.
Christina's key statement is that women can be the creators, managers and producers of economy, rather than be the products, subjects or casualties of it.
Christina is a graduate of Columbia Business School's Institute for Non-Profit Management focusing on business development skills, strategic planning, budgeting, board development, and fund-development. She has held positions as a development associate and fiscal manager for several organizations and boards. Christina has the expertise and skills required to organize major and small events to attract supporters and cultivate donors.
Christina has had an entrepreneurial spirit for many years & decided to follow her dream of starting a non-profit that works at the intersections of women, violence, poverty and incarceration. Christina seeks to offer skills and tools through non-traditional entrepreneurship as auto mechanics. In 2014, Christina left a successful financial career to attend auto mechanics school.
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