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Wilmington Sees Significant Decrease In Crime

January 18, 2019
“Our state can’t be successful if the City of Wilmington is not successful.” Governor John Carney frequently reminds others how vital Wilmington’s success is to the entirety of the state. So what would make Wilmington successful? For WLA members, it is the focus on Economic Development, Education, Leadership, and Livability. While we often share news...

It Takes One Year To Change- YearUp Wilmington’s Success

January 15, 2019
125. That is the number of students enrolled at YearUp Wilmington currently, which is hosted by WLA member, Wilmington University. Providing year-long programs focusing on IT and business, Year Up changes the lives of students through six months of courses and an additional six months of a paid internship.   YearUp The program is free...

WLA Members Come Together To Support IT Works Fall Semester Graduates

January 04, 2019
When you first walk into WLA Member Christiana Care‘s Wilmington location, you don’t expect balloons and lines of people waiting to watch their kids graduate. On the morning of Thursday, December 20th however that’s exactly what happened, as the hospital hosted TechImpact’s ITWorks Wilmington graduation ceremony.   ITWorks: An Overview This workforce development initiative is a...

Wilmington Leaders Alliance Receives Grant From Community Foundation For Workforce Development And Violence Reduction Initiatives

December 27, 2018
Wilmington, DE. December 27, 2018 – Wilmington Leaders Alliance is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Longwood Foundation. These funds will support and expand the WLA’s city-centric Workforce Development Initiative. The funding additionally will support Teen Violence Reduction, another area of focus for the Wilmington Leaders Alliance.   The WLA has...

Nearly Two Decade High For Wilmington Residents With Jobs

December 21, 2018
According to a new study done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the 19th year in a row, Wilmington employment has gone up. This statistic includes part-time and full-time work according to the Delaware Online website. Job opportunity has grown not only in Wilmington, but in New Castle County as well. Primary sectors for...

WLA Member Christiana Care Health System Announced Company Minimum Wage To Be $15.00 An Hour

December 13, 2018
WLA member and Delaware’s largest private employer, Christiana Care, announced, effective in February, they will raise the wages of 500 employees to $15.00 an hour. The company believes this is a step in the right direction for the health of the community and wants to lead the way in ensuring workforce security.   This is...

Pete duPont Reinventing Delaware Competition Winner Announced

December 06, 2018
Last night 100 individuals came together in DuPont Country Club with one goal in mind: to sell an idea that will support the people of Delaware. The Pete DuPont Freedom Foundation Reinventing Delaware competition was last night. Individuals with various ideas came together to pitch different economic development solutions for the First State. There was no...

Opportunity For Wilmington Businesses To Give Back Locally and Globally

December 05, 2018
High school students in Wilmington get a lot of opportunities presented to them if they know where to look. One such program is University of Delaware’s international entrepreneurship competition, the Diamond Challenge.   The Challenge Unlike many entrepreneurial challenges, the Diamond Challenge focuses on student’s creativity, self-determination, and promoting purposeful entrepreneurial action. There is no set theme so...

WLA Member Christiana Care Partners With Charter School To Improve Family’s Health

November 30, 2018
Christiana Care has partnered with charter school Las Americas ASPIRA Academy, the first dual-language charter school in Delaware. Christian donated $3,500 worth of headphones for students in need to assist with their expanding online studies. The hospital is also sending a health worker to support students and their families.   “We want the ASPIRA students to have...