Mr. Stephen Fortt has received notable recognition for his many accomplishments and dedication to providing clothing services to those in need. In 2004, Mr. Fortt redeveloped a clothing referral program locally know as Work-N-Style for Men, this included developing everything from program operations to implementing business strategies that improved the overall program’s function. Through Work-N-Style for Men he established relationships with over 200 organizations within the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The following year Mr. Fortt created Work-N-Style for Families; which was a program under the auspices of Work-N-Style for Men, which provided clothing referral services for men and women enrolled in the Department of Human Services’ ARC program.
In 2006 and 2009, Mr. Fortt received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Community College of Philadelphia’s Division of Educational Support for his contribution to student services. He also was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award from The NAACP for his many accomplishments through community service in 2007. That same year, Mr. Fortt collaborated with the Bethesda Project a program that aids the homeless in returning to work. This Project awarded Mr. Fortt a Certificate of Recognition for providing clothing referral services to the program.
In addition to his many awards, he has been featured in several news articles highlighting his commitment and service to the community (e.g. Philadelphia Tribune). Mr. Fortt is currently Executive Director of Wardrobe for Adolescents and Youth (WAY) a clothing referral program for students developed in 2008. His pioneering spirit has influenced his decision to create additional community based programs.
Awards & Recognitions
As Program Manager, she researches and assists in the selection and creation of grants and RFPs specifically designed to increase funding for maintaining program services. Theresa also manages the administration staff ensuring effective strategies and marketing techniques are implemented and carried out by our volunteer staff. She plays an instrumental part in outreach and the development of youth and adult program partnerships. She also aids in finding and maintaining donors, as well as assists in clothing drives and fundraisers.
Born in Port-Au-Prince Haiti, Samuel moved to the United States at an early age. Mr. Lubin’s journey in life has taken him from Haiti to Palm Beach County Florida through Brooklyn New York to Philadelphia. Through his travels Mr. Lubin has served in many leadership roles and job positions. Staying true to his
mantra of “making the most out of life”, Mr. Lubin joined US Army, and oversees pilot projects and programs for WAY Haberdashery.