HONORING AMARA MARTIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DRESS FOR SUCCESS DENVER; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 67
(Extensions of Remarks - April 22, 2019)

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 HONORING AMARA MARTIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DRESS FOR SUCCESS DENVER

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                            HON. JASON CROW

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, April 22, 2019

  Mr. CROW. Madam Speaker, it is with great honor I recognize the 
accomplishments of Amara Martin, whom The Chamber of Northwest Douglas 
County is honoring as a ``Woman Who Soars.''
  Ms. Martin is the Executive Director of Dress for Success Denver, an 
organization that aims to empower women to achieve economic 
independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, 
and the development tools to thrive in work and in life. Poverty often 
affects women the most, and its effects on them and their families can 
be long-lasting. One hundred percent of Dress for Success clients lived 
under the poverty level before coming to them.
  Under Ms. Martin's guidance, Dress for Success has grown beyond 
addressing women's needs and recognizing the significant role women 
play in economic development. They not only improve the quality of life 
for not only that woman, but also her family, future generations, and 
her community.
  In 2017, 85 percent of the graduates of their Going Places Network 
program secured employment. Their other programs provide employed 
clients with support, information, and inspiration to move forward with 
their career development, and over 600 women utilized the Career Center 
program that offers one-on-one meetings with executive coaches.
  Both a leader and an asset to her organization and to the community, 
she truly is deserving of such an honor. I congratulate Ms. Martin for 
receiving the recognition as a ``Woman Who Soars.''

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