Our Programs

The Chrysalis Project

Empowering Women to Make Positive Changes

Jubilee partners with women transitioning out of poverty to help them create stronger, more stable futures. To better serve these women in the spirit of our mission and values, Jubilee launched the Chrysalis Project.

As the Chrysalis name suggests, the women’s process of building self-confidence, skills, and community through this program has been transformative. Program participants have emerged with new skills, a greater sense of confidence and for some a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them.

Chrysalis: a preparatory or transitional state

Now in its second year, Chrysalis is including employment performance skill competencies in the program. The activities during each class will be designed to allow our participants to apply and practice these important competencies, which include interpersonal and team skills. After 10 weeks she will graduate with a certificate of completion, her finished items, and a better understanding of her own strengths and potential. The program is open to Jubilee residents and alumni, as well as other low-income women in our community.

Each quarter we will begin our project with a new craft and theme. Projects could include painted furniture, terrariums, homemade chocolate, bath soaps and scrubs, mobiles, oven-baked sculptures, wood or metal chimes, etc. We are currently seeking artists to volunteer to teach a craft for a 10-week Chrysalis session. For more information or to get involved, please contact Dani Turk, Education Center Manager at 206.957.5511 or dani@jwcenter.org.

Equal opportunity is available for all low-income adult women without respect to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other bias protected by federal, state or local law.