Potential Me to Open New Headquarters in Port Covington
New space will allow Baltimore nonprofit to expand programs designed to empower young women
Baltimore, Md. – Potential Me, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged young women with the tools they need to envision and cultivate their ultimate potential, today announced it will open its new headquarters in Port Covington.
Potential Me sells donated items on eBay and uses the proceeds to support women in Baltimore who lack the means to make their dreams a reality independently. From providing clothing for job interviews to hosting workshops for young women in Baltimore City schools, Potential Me aims to help women build financial independence and self-worth.
Located at 240 W. Dickman Street, Potential Me’s new 1,272 square-foot headquarters will offer the nonprofit more space for clothing storage and operations. The new space has been leased to Potential Me free of charge by the property’s owner, Sagamore Development Company.
Potential Me will open its new headquarters and begin accepting donations at 240 W. Dickman Street on April 10, 2017.
“As a teenager, I was unable to see a future for myself as I struggled with low self-esteem,” said Kimberly Klacik, Executive Director of Potential Me. “Overcoming that experience, I was inspired to found Potential Me and work to help other young women who find themselves unaware of their potential. We are thrilled to announce our growth and grateful to Sagamore Development for donating the space for us to expand and build on our mission to help women in Baltimore dream.”
Combining her passion for serving others and her favorite hobby of selling clothes on eBay, Klacik founded Potential Me in 2014 and offered two programs: “The Prom Program,” providing prom dresses for young women who could not afford a dress for their high school prom; and, the “Back to Work Program,” providing suits, dresses, shoes, makeup and accessories for women attempting to get back into or join the workforce.
Since then, Potential Me has grown organically with the support of Baltimore City community organizations and valuable partnerships with like-minded groups, including Sharp Dressed Man.
Potential Me’s programming has evolved to feature workshops and events designed to help empower young women and build self-esteem. Earlier this year, Potential Me began hosting weekly “Dress for Success” workshops at the Cherry Hill branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, for students aged 12 to 17-years-old. Potential Me has also partnered with Baltimore City Public Schools to host monthly roundtables focusing on appropriate attire, behavior, and values as students prepare for life after high school.
For more information on Potential Me and its programs to lift up young women in Baltimore, visit www.potential-me.com.
About Potential Me: Potential Me, based in Baltimore, Md., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged young women with the tools they need to envision and cultivate their ultimate potential. Founded in 2014 by Kimberly Klacik, Potential Me sells donated items including clothing, from socks and shoes to dresses and suits, on eBay. Proceeds are then used to provide clothing and host workshops and events for young women who lack the means to make their dreams a reality independently. For more information on Potential Me, visit www.potential-me.com.