Join us at Cirque du Success, our 25th anniversary extravaganza

Join us at Cirque du Success, our 25th anniversary extravaganza

Join us for the party of the year! We are celebrating our 25th anniversary October 5, 2019, at Jungle Island.

Enjoy cirque performers, food stations, open bar by Bacardi, casino-style games, a silent auction, a fabulous raffle, and a special performance by Yoli Mayor (America’s Got Talent). Dance and play the night away while raising funds to support our programs for women, men, youth, and veterans.

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Meet our staff: Ketsia Marcellus

Meet our staff: Ketsia Marcellus

Ketsia Marcellus joined Suited for Success in 2018 as Program Manager, and we couldn’t be luckier to have her on our team. In her role, she oversees our training programs, including our Employment Skills Training Workshops, Vets for Success, and other initiatives.

Q: What was it about Suited for Success that made you want to work there?
A: Suited for Success is in line with the two things that I am most passionate about: people and fashion. Suited for Success understands the value of making an impact on ordinary people’s lives. Having the opportunity to work for this remarkable organization brings a lot of fulfillment in making a real difference to everyday people that need the confidence and job training skills to succeed.

Q: What three words would you use to describe Suited for Success?
A: One of the things that I first noticed while working at Suited for Success was how inspiring, dedicated, and empathetic the culture within the organization is.There have been many instances where our clients express their gratitude for stimulating their self-confidence and preparedness to have a successful job interview.

Q: What is the best advice that you could give someone for success?
A: The best advice that I could give someone would be that all roads to success are not the same. Do not compare yourself to where anyone else is in life, no matter who they are.

Q: What is your proudest moment so far at Suited for Success?
A: My proudest moment happens everyday! When our clients come in, and I am able to witness their whole demeanor change when they put on a suit is unforgettable. They become so empowered it is like watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly, instantly!

Q: How do you find balance between work and family?
A: I love what I do so I don’t really have to find a balance.

Q: Tell us something that might surprise us about you?
A: My undergraduate degree is in Chemistry and I am a former golfer.

Q: What inspires you?
A: My inspiration comes from knowing that I am making a positive impact on the lives of those around me.

Suited for Success Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Suited for Success Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Since 1994, Suited for Success and Dress for Success Miami, its women’s program, has helped over 60,000 clients turn their dreams into reality. Co-founder and Executive Director Sonia Jacobson began the organization to provide women with the right tools and suits to secure employment and get off welfare. The initial goal was to reduce dependence on welfare. Today, the mission has evolved, and the organization now helps approximately 1,200 women, men, veterans, and youth every year.

Suited for Success works to empower individuals to attain economic independence and self-sufficiency through training, career development, support, and professional image services. The organization’s programs and services give clients the knowledge and tools they need to succeed – to break the cycle of poverty, lower the unemployment rate, and enhance domestic stability.

The 25 Stories. 25 Years. campaign highlights 25 individuals that impact or have been impacted by the organization. Each one shares how Suited for Success has changed their lives.

To view the campaign and learn how you can donate and support the organization, visit


Our 2018 in numbers

Our 2018 in numbers

Upcoming trainings and workshops

Upcoming trainings and workshops

Join us for one of our upcoming training programs! See flyers below for details and how to register.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20: Job Readiness Workshop
  • Feb. 25-Mar. 1: Vets for Success


Announcing our new partner: Palm Produce Resortwear

Announcing our new partner: Palm Produce Resortwear

We are excited to announce our new partner: Palm Produce Resortwear! You can now bring your donations of gently used business attire and accessories to their Pinecrest location during store hours.

Palm Produce Pinecrest
8287 SW 124th St.
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Questions? Contact us at or 305.444.1944.

Thank you, Palm Produce!

Upcoming Job Readiness Workshops

Upcoming Job Readiness Workshops

Jump start your job search this year with one of Suited for Success’s upcoming Job Readiness Workshops.

Topics include:
• Mastering the job interview
• Answering difficult interview questions
• Crafting a winning resume
• Making a lasting first impression

Two upcoming workshops

Monday, January 28
10am – 12pm

Thursday, January 31
10am – 12 pm

Overtown Business Resource Center
1490 NW 3rd Ave., Suite 106
Miami, FL 33136

Space is limited – Register today!
Contact Tranell Harris at 305.444.1944 ext. 304.

Holiday Schedule

A Bacardi “Night of Art + Fashion” officially kicked off Dress for Success Miami’s 25th Anniversary

A Bacardi “Night of Art + Fashion” officially kicked off Dress for Success Miami’s 25th Anniversary

On Saturday, October 6, The Bacardi Women in Leadership initiative hosted a “Bacardi Night of Art & Fashion” at the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora. The evening served as the official kick-off celebration for the 25th anniversary of Dress for Success Miami.

Guests were the first to preview pieces from the “Celia Forever” exhibit. VIP guests further indulged their senses in a private cognac, whisky and cigar lounge hosted by Bacardi brands and attended an exclusive fashion show featuring a Rene by RR collection, from famed Cuban fashion designer and Miami International University of Art & Design alumnus, René Ruiz. The fashion show was produced by Charlene Parsons, director of the Fashion Department at Miami International University of Arts & Design.

After the runway show, guests then gathered on the museum’s rooftop terrace for live music, passed hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats by Unique Designer’s Cake and witnessed a live mural painting come to life by Ecuadorian artist Alejandra Estefania.

Throughout the evening, the museum gave away tickets to the star-studded opening night of the new exhibit, along with museum passes and merchandise. Guests had the opportunity to bid on the silent auction and try their luck at a raffle.

The evening raised $14,000 for Dress for Success Miami. See the full photo album on Facebook >



Meet Our Staff: Destiny Reynolds

Meet Our Staff: Destiny Reynolds

Suited for Success’s Executive Assistant, Destiny Reynolds, started as a volunteer in our boutique. Her positivity and style went a long way in encouraging and preparing our clients to look their best for their interviews. She joined our staff in 2016, and manages our Career Center and referral agencies.

Q: Can you tell us about yourself?
A: My name is Destiny Reynolds. I enjoy giving back, traveling, and the creative arts. I am from central Ohio. I have a love for nature and family history. I have a BA in history and a minor in business.

Q: What was the transition from Ohio to Miami like?
A: It was a natural transition. Initially I was contracted to assist with art exhibitions during Art Miami and Art Basel.

Q: Can you tell us about your journey from volunteer to Executive Assistant?
A: The journey from volunteer to Executive Assistant has been a great experience. It allowed for a hands-on experience and a better understanding of our clients.

Q: What are some of your passions outside of the office?
A: My passions outside of the office are health and fitness plus creating for my small business.

Q: What have you learned from interacting with clients on a daily basis?
A: Interacting with our clients on a daily basis has taught me that most are appreciative of our services. They usually leave confident and empowered to get the job. It assures me that we are completing our mission.

Q: Can you talk about one moment at Suited for Success / Dress for Success Miami that uplifted or encouraged you?
A: A moment that uplifted me at Suited for Success / Dress for Success Miami happened recently. Not only did we help underprivileged students with interview suitings, but we were also able to help them with nice prom dresses and tuxedos. The students were not expecting so much and seemed overwhelmed with joy. It was a very rewarding moment.

Q: Can you tell us about managing the Career Center and how these services impact clients?
A: I manage the career center effectively by staying organized with both the volunteers and the clients. I follow-up with both parties both before and after their appointments. The clients are usually engaged with our volunteers and eager to learn how to modify a resume. They learn a lot from our volunteers’ expertise.

Q: What do you hope for your future with Dress for Success?
A: I hope to grow with the company in recruiting for the career center. Plus, produce more behind the scenes content for our social media channels.

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