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"Employment"

We are employment experts so we can give people jobs who have a hard time finding places in the community. I call it a safe place to land.

Charles Harbaugh, IV

NW Works Director of Business Services

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"Together"

We laugh together. We try to cheer each other up, calm down when you’re mad, calm down when you’re sad, be brave, be yourself. You don’t have to be anybody but yourself here.

Sarah

NW Works Client

Charles Harbaugh, IV HeadshotCharles Harbaugh, IV Headshot

"Employment"

We are employment experts so we can give people jobs who have a hard time finding places in the community. I call it a safe place to land.

Charles Harbaugh, IV

NW Works Director of Business Services

Charles Harbaugh, IV HeadshotNW Works Client Sarah

"Together"

We laugh together. We try to cheer each other up, calm down when you’re mad, calm down when you’re sad, be brave, be yourself. You don’t have to be anybody but yourself here.

Sarah

NW Works Client

Meeting workforce needs of local businesses. Helping people overcome barriers and find meaningful employment. Making our community stronger and more productive.

NW Works provides high quality, cost-effective services to the people and businesses of Winchester, VA, and the broader DC metro area. We are experts in helping people, who traditionally have difficulty, find and sustain employment, and we are growing to meet the workforce needs of local businesses. As a vital community partner, NW Works is uniquely positioned to recruit, train, place, and support workers, which helps Winchester businesses and reinforces the fabric of the region.

AWESOME THINGS WE DO

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Over 40 tractor trailers of product moved for our partners each week.

15%

Annual growth – In number of clients NW Works plans to train each year in the future.

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Seven clients care for bomb-sniffing dogs being trained to work for two federal agencies.

5,000

Rubbermaid brooms assembled by NW Works clients each week.

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Over a dozen – Multi-million dollar companies that partner with NW Works.

200+

Clients overcoming barriers to employment served by NW Works each year.

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NW Works clients serve over 450 sandwiches each week at Firefly Café & Bakery.

12

Interns building skills and obtaining employment through partnership with Valley Health.

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DELICIOUSNESS ONLY FIREFLY CAN MAKE

Firefly Café & Bakery was a fast casual café, offering gourmet, locally-sourced fare, served fresh daily with impeccable service in our warm and inviting atmosphere. The café is now closed. For five years, Firefly served as a training facility where clients learned to thrive in a real-world food service environment and gained transferable skills that enabled them to succeed at restaurants, cafés, and eateries in the Winchester community.  As a successful social enterprise, Firefly was a strong example of the commitment NW Works makes to the combination of quality and community service.  

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SERVING OUR CLIENTS & PARTNERS

Meet Debera Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of NW Works

Growing up, Debera Taylor saw first-hand how barriers to employment can impact entire families. She watched as her mother struggled to get and keep a job without reliable transportation. She herself walked or rode a bicycle to and from her first job. She also learned how much a person can accomplish when given an opportunity; as she was provided support from a friend navigating how to enroll in college through grants and funding sources. Debera wants to ensure all of our clients have the opportunity to learn, grow and find sustainable employment, because she believes that when our clients succeed, we all succeed.

Debera brings decades of experience in the corporate world, most recently serving as the Vice President of Fortessa Tableware Solutions in Winchester. Her background in human resources lends itself to building dynamic partnerships and she is excited to lead NW Works into the next stage of the organization’s life.

NW Works CEO - Debera Taylor

WE'VE BEEN UP TO GOOD

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