SAME SKY America empowers women by providing training and employment opportunities. Our vision is to give women second chances as they work to restore their confidence and rebuild their lives.
As much as there is a need for employment in developing countries, there is also a serious need right here in our own backyard. In the United States, 50 million people are currently living below the poverty line –many have weathered misfortune, struggled to find employment, or were born into unfavorable conditions. At SAME SKY we believe these people deserve a second chance.
With a vision to provide employment to underserved women, SAME SKY, alongside Former Governor Jim McGreevey and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop have launched the SAME SKY America Pilot Project in Jersey City.
We now provide the women of “The Most Excellent Halfway Home,” who have recently been released from Hudson County Jail, with training and employment to hand-bead the SAME SKY Benefit Collection. The women are earning a sustainable income, but more importantly a sense of self-dignity and confidence as they work to rebuild their lives. They are taking on leadership roles, using the work environment to confront social issues, and earning an income that allows them to pursue their passions and attend school.
Our mission is to help women reconnect to their creativity, build skills through artistry, restore confidence, and reopen doors that once seemed closed.