Washington Women’s Employment & Education (WWEE)

Education, Economic Opportunity

Geography: United States

Founded: 1982


3516 South 47th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

About Washington Women's Employment & Education (WWEE)

WWEE empowers women and men to create better lives for themselves and their families by teaching them the skills to find – and keep – jobs that provide a genuine living wage. On the work front, WWEE teaches job-readiness, computer and workplace skills training. On the home front, we help with housing assistance and support services to low-income residents of Pierce and King Counties.

WWEE helps people break the cycle of poverty and build self-confidence. More than 15,000 families have benefited from their powerful 5-week course covering computer skills and essential life coping strategies, as well as ongoing housing, job-readiness and work experience internship programs. Their clients say the ultimate benefit of the program is gaining the confidence to believe in themselves and become self-sufficient.


  • REACH Plus™: This five-week course teaches computer skills, interview techniques, resume crafting, and confidence-building. Students are empowered with the tools they need to make their way in the work world.
  • Employment Services: Employment experts match the best candidates with employer needs in the community. WWEE has long standing in the community – employers know their candidates are skilled and ready.
  • Housing: Finding work when your home is in jeopardy is challenging at best. WWEE works with participants to stabilize their housing. This enables the peace of mind to focus on the next building block: work that pays a sustainable wage.
  • CareerKeys™: Taught by in-house experts, this class teaches overall computer literacy, improving employability and is open to the public.