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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...

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...

WLA Member Buccini/Pollin Group Surprised Local School Students With Needed Supplies

November 26, 2018
With the end of November upon us, typically we see acts of goodwill and individuals giving back due to “holiday cheer”. For BPG, giving back happens year round: from their annual day of service in honor of Sean Locke to supporting the Wilmington.Love Initiative.   Volunteering and giving back is a core part of BPG so it...

WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program Graduates Second Cohort of Students

November 15, 2018
On Friday, November 9, the Wilmington Library became alive with young adults quietly whispering and occasionally laughing. Soon, they will become bankers. With smiles on every face, the joy in the room was clearly palpable.   With 2 p.m. quickly approaching, rows of chairs began to appear. People started filing into the room. From the people...

Understanding The Opportunity Gap Featuring Prof. Robert Putnam

October 03, 2018
WLA member Delaware Community Foundation is taking a stand against the opportunity gap by getting the people of Wilmington and greater Delaware involved. Using an innovative, multifaceted approach, DCF is inspiring others to improve opportunities for lower-income residents through education and conversation.   Earlier in 2018, Delaware Community Foundation launched Building Opportunity in Delaware, an...

The Universal Banker Program Graduation Day: A Recap

September 28, 2018
 After five intense weeks, the WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program ended on a high note. The graduation ceremony provided students, their families, and sponsors WLA, Generation, M&T Bank, Capital One and WSFS a final chance to connect as the official first graduates of the program. Antonio Stills, Program Instructor, spoke to how the students...

Philanthropic Conference to Focus On Delaware Based Initiatives

September 18, 2018
The Philanthropy Delaware Conference kicks off Tuesday, September 25th. This event has come to light thanks to Philanthropy Delaware (previously known as Delaware Grantmakers Association.) This conference will focus on bringing together grantmakers, foundation trustees, government funders, corporate giving programs, community foundations, nonprofit staff, and board members and other philanthropic organizations, partners and community leaders...

More Special Guests Visit During Week 4 of the WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program

September 13, 2018
Students of the WLA and Generation Universal Banking Program kicked off week four of the five-week program with an exciting day. The future bankers showed off their progress by reviewing technical banking terms. The goal was to ensure that everyone in the class had the consistent knowledge base.  Students also learned about safety within a...