The Women's Economic Security Campaign (WESC) through the Women's Funding Network "taps the power and resources of women's funds across the U.S. to boost opportunity for low-income women and their families." As a national network, WESC elevates the work of individual women's funds and amplifies the voices of women striving to achieve economic security. In partnership with WESC, Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) selected JARC from its array of economic security grantees as an example of a program moving women into financial self-sufficiency. While the Foundation privileges a variety of strategies for ensuring economic security, workforce development programs during the economic recession have been an essential way of responding to skill gaps in dynamic regional economies. The direct services of JARC -- and the organization's growing work in the advocacy arena -- reflect the experiences of a single program, but the challenges and the opportunities for women in manufacturing resonate across the country. Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) provides an array of training options to help low-income men and women learn or enhance manufacturing skills. The following analysis will highlight the success of the Women in Manufacturing Program (WMP), providing a direct service model for increasing the number of women workers in non-traditional occupations. The innovative combination of two programmatic frameworks and the strength of wide-ranging partnerships ensure a holistic lens is applied to the development of careers for working women. Women's funds in Chicago and the intentional investment in programs designed to benefit women prove to be catalysts for change.