Every spring, thousands of teens across the country celebrate a rite of passage: the high school prom. More than a decade ago, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) stepped in to support teens who may not otherwise have access to prom attire by creating Project Prom. Through the efforts of DHS and the generosity of individuals and retailers, Project Prom enables teens to shop for free prom gowns, shoes and accessories. In 2017, NCJW joined forces with DHS to operate Project Prom.
The Project Prom boutique offers hundreds of gowns and other prom attire in every imaginable color, size, and style, mostly brand new and from well-known designers. Volunteers help each teen find their perfect outfit and accessories, and shoppers are welcome to bring a friend or family member to share in the experience.