“Sew”-stainability: How a nonprofit teaching sewing for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment is raising awareness on sustainability.

The Sewing Labs is a Kansas City non profit community education center. The Sewing Labs is an inclusive and welcoming community teaching the legacy of sewing for employment, entrepreneurship, and enrichment.

Speaker:  Eileen Bobowski

Eileen Bobowski is the Executive Director with The Sewing Labs in Kansas City.

Originally from Chicago, Eileen came to Kansas City to direct an area in the Creative Division at Hallmark Cards. After successfully leading her team through growth and innovation, Eileen entered the nonprofit sector serving greater Kansas City. The past several years has seen Eileen working as a Brand Service Director with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, working with the prisoner re-entry “Turn Around” program at Catholic Charities of KC-St. Joseph, and as the Director of Development and Communications with Camp Fire National Headquarters. Most recently, Eileen was the Area Director for Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska with the Pinky Swear Foundation.

Eileen brings a wealth of leadership and fundraising experience, as well as her humble love of service to others. In addition to her executive skill set, Eileen has a life-long enthusiasm for sewing and is proud to serve with The Sewing Labs.

Eileen and her husband Paul reside in a rural area of Kansas City North with their 2 teenage children.

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