The YWCA North Lawndale’s commitment to empowerment is constantly defying expectations. Recently they hosted a Career and Resource Fair to address the various needs of people seeking employment. Employers attending the fair not only promoted job opportunities, but also provided career coaching on both getting and keeping a job. Community organizations also attended and promoted resources available for housing, after-school programs, career pathways, expungements and other solutions to common obstacles for job seekers. The whole day emphasized networking as a powerful tool for job seekers. The YWCA Julian Grace Innovation and Technology Institute is a vital asset to the community.