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Join us for our 25th anniversary celebration on

April 15!

Women Entrepreneurs

CONGRATULATIONS to three amazing alumni who completed the DCWJC Entrepreneurship Track! On August 17, Rosa Olivarez, Nelly Sosa, and Pamela Tutton each presented an overview of her amazing enterprise and told why they chose their line of business. We are excited to see them thrive and pray blessings and much success for them!

A special THANK YOU to course facilitators: Vernessa Cole, Tina Yates, Jana Jackson, and Kiki Lazz-Onyenobi and Jeff Morton! We greatly appreciate your dedication to helping women succeed. The fact that you generously use your God-given gifts and talents to serve other is a blessing to DCWJC and our participants!


We are proud of you, ladies!

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Nelly Sosa

Nelly is the owner of Empire Specialty Packaging. This business provides personalized, environmentally friendly packaging for party favors, treats, desserts, and more! Congratulations, Nelly! 

Pamela Tutton

Pamela completed the Entrepreneur Track to grow her Mary Kay consulting business. Her desire is to help women feel beautiful inside and out by providing beauty products and skin care education. Thank you, Pamela for helping women feel more confident and fabulous!

Rosa Olivarez

Rosa’s business, Emma’s Tacos y Menudo, provides authentic tacos and menudo. Catering and delivery is available! We've heard that her menudo runs out quickly and are happy to know that Rosa is cooking up a successful business!

Women on the Move

Jessica and Rosa are completing the 5-month Dallas College Virtual Care program that will allow them to enter four career paths within the healthcare field!  As of March 21st, they are on track to receive:

  •  a national EKG Technical certification

  •  a national Patient Care Technician certification

  •  a Google IT Helpdesk Certification

  •  Phlebotomy Training

AND an externship at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Juanita Ramos completed the Virtual Care program in 2021 and is now employed at Dallas College as a Career Connected Learning Support Specialist and the administrator for the Dallas College WorkReadyU program. Also, she is currently pursuing an Associate's degree in Information Technology. 

Way to go ladies!

Alumni Spotlight

Jessica Salazar

Jessica came to DCWJC to find a better opportunity. A member of her church, Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church, suggested that she enroll in the Workforce Readiness and Life Skills program. After attending an open house, she registered for classes.  Originally, her dream was to become a Medical Assistant. Now, her career goal is to become a registered nurse (RN) and help as many people as she can. 

Rosa Olivarez

Rosa first encountered DCWCJ in 2017 during a time when she felt lost and in need of direction. That year, she graduated from the DCWJC Workforce Readiness and Life Skills program and has since been on a road of success.   She enjoys spending time with her family and helping others work through life's challenges. 

Juanita Ramos

Juanita is a lifetime learner who is also pursuing an Associate's degree in Information Technology and plans to become an IT Computer Support Specialist in the future.

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