Pro Bono Perspectives S2E21: Ngozi Okaro, Custom Collaborative

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E21: Ngozi Okaro, Custom Collaborative

Fashioning a Pathway to Success and Equity

Ngozi Okaro, Custom Collaborative

Pre-quarantine, founding members of Custom Collaborative's sewn goods worker cooperative, Fashion That Works Production, received certificates in participatory management from Rutgers University.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:00am

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Custom Collaborative Executive Director Ngozi Okaro joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss nonprofit management during times of crisis.

Earlier this year when COVID-19 first hit New York, Custom Collaborative, a workforce development nonprofit that prepares women from immigrant and low-income communities for careers in fashion, partnered with Common Impact and S&P Global for a skills-based volunteering project. Ngozi tells the story of this collaboration, how she made the time and space to focus on capacity-building, and how Custom Collaborative successfully pivoted its fashion industry trainings and career readiness programs to virtual when the pandemic began.

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