Sharp Dressed Man is dedicated to empowering men to improve their lives through professional presentation. We provide recycled suits for job interviews to men actively engaged in a workforce development program with various organizations throughout the Baltimore area.
Sharp Dressed Man was founded by a partnership between the Baltimore Fashion Alliance and the Living Classrooms Foundation in 2011 to support men re-entering the workforce. We established an independent clothing boutique in downtown Baltimore at 235 Park Ave in December 2015, and since then have created connections with over a dozen agencies, instituting a referral process. We have moved around a little bit, but recently found a new home at 529 Old Town Mall.
We equip men who are ready for work with a one on one styling experience resulting in a hand selected suit and accessories to wear to interviews among other occasions. Often an appropriate, business-professional outfit can be the last obstacle standing between men who have completed work training and employment.
Elisa J. Wells
Vehicles for Change provides access to life! By repairing and providing donated cars to low income families. We accept the cars and train individuals with multiple barriers to employment to become auto mechanics. Many of the trainees are recently released from incarceration. The cars provide much needed access to greater job opportunities, religious services, access to after school activities, and community based cultural experiences. The increased income from job access ultimately leads to home ownership and a greater stake in their community.
VFC removes the major barriers to employment for the disenfranchised, providing a living wage and access to opportunities allowing them to be a functional part of the community.
Martin Schwartz, President
4111 Washington Blvd.
Halethorpe, MD 21227