WAY Haberdashery 
  1605 Rockland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19141

  Wardrobe for Adolescents and Youth

Wardrobe for Adolescents and Youth

 

STEPHEN FORTT

 

Executive Director

 

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

 

  • State Rep Vanessa Lowery Brown of the 190th Legislative District -Award of Excellence August -2014  

 

  • State Rep Vanessa Lowery Brown of the 190th Legislative District - Prom Gown/Suit Giveaway- Certificate of Appreciation   April 2014

 

  • Community College of Philadelphia Division of Student Affairs -Certificate of Leadership -April 2014

 

  • Wells Fargo -Community Partners Program -2012

 

  • University Of Pennsylvania/ The Netter Center for Community Partnerships -Certificate of Completion - December 2011

 

  • Community College of Philadelphia Division of Adult and Community Education/ New Choices New Options- Certificate of Appreciation-April 2009

 

  • The National Comprehensive Center for Fathers-Outstanding Service Award -2009

 

  • Educational Data Systems Inc. - Certificate of Appreciation-February 2008

 

  • Ross Southwest EARN Center- Certificate of Appreciation-January 2008

 

  • Bethesda Project/Ready to Work program- Certificate of Recognition-2007

 

  •  Community College of Philadelphia Division of Educational Support Services- Certificate of Appreciation-June 2007

 

  • NAACP Philadelphia Branch- Outstanding Citizen Award/Humanitarian of the Year-2007

 

  • Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition- Certificate of Achievement-April 2007

 

  • The Philadelphia Comprehensive Center for Fathers- Creativity Award-December 2006

 

  • Community College of Philadelphia Division of Educational Support Services- Certificate of Appreciation-June 2006

 

  • Community College of Philadelphia Division of Educational Support Services- Certificate of Appreciation-May 2005   

 

Theresa Maher

 

Program Manager

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.


 

 

Samuel Lubin

 

Project Coordinator


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.