This is why YWCA Orange County purchased a window cleaning franchise: to help women in the area increase their income in the next decade and beyond.
FISH Window Cleaning at YWCA not only gives women employment opportunities, but also provides them with the training and experience to advance into higher paying jobs. The program aims to increase the number of local women working non-traditional jobs by providing them opportunities to work in the window cleaning business, an industry to which they may not otherwise have access. Making resources, information, and access to non-traditional fields as available to women as they are to men is a key part of reducing the gender wage gap.
Additionally, the FISH Window Cleaning program at YWCA Orange County is designed with a long-term vision. Short-term education without case management or follow-up has been proven to be unsuccessful, so support and resources for workers need to be accessible throughout the work development experience.
To assist in these efforts, Middletown Honda partnered with John Luedke of the WEL Foundation to help YWCA Orange County secure a great deal on a new car that will be used to help sell the window cleaning services. Use of this vehicle by the FISH team will directly benefit women seeking to become more financially independent, as well as their families.
Along with educating women about potential career choices, YWCA workforce programs are designed to help women navigate through complex administrative, legal, and financial systems. These programs are committed to advocating for equality in the workplace, from the hiring process to compensation.
Visit or contact YWCA Orange County for additional information on economic empowerment programs for women. For more information about FISH Window Cleaning or to request an estimate call 245-4240.