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Students find confidence in WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program

May 29, 2019
In less than a year of launching the Universal Banker Program, the Wilmington Leaders Alliance, along with Generation, an international nonprofit whose mission is to empower young people to build sustainable careers, have graduated over 65 total students from the program. Partners M&T Bank, Capital One, and WSFS, have hired 80% of those graduates into...

WLA and Generation Creates Impact On Wilmington Employment Rate, Sees Future Benefits

May 29, 2019
One of the Wilmington Leaders Alliance’s focus areas is workforce development. In simple terms, the focus is to create and maintain a skilled labor force for the needs of Wilmington, Delaware companies. While we partner and support many organizations to provide educational and training opportunities, Generation USA has been a major player in Wilmington for...

Nonprofit Generation Launches Construction Employment Program with Wilmington Leaders Alliance, Associated Builders and Contractors-Delaware Chapter, and Williamson College of the Trades

May 29, 2019
Program will offer hands-on training, mentorship for unemployed young adults WILMINGTON, Del. May 29, 2019 – Nonprofit Generation has launched a new construction employment program with the support of the Wilmington Leaders Alliance (WLA), the Associated Builders and Contractors—Delaware Chapter (ABC), and Williamson College of the Trades. Designed for unemployed youth and adults interested in construction careers,...

WLA Member Rodel Draws Parallels Between Education Improvements to Wilmington Growth

May 29, 2019
Wilmington Leaders Alliance member Rodel Foundation has been a powerful influencer in regards to education reform in Delaware. President Paul Herdman recently wrote an op-ed for local news outlet WilmToday, as part of the City of Wilmington’s It’s Time campaign, which highlights the best parts of Wilmington, Delaware.   Paul recounted his move to the...

Warehouse to Change Lives of Wilmington Youth

February 28, 2019
The 2017 recipient of The Pete duPont Freedom Foundation Reinventing Delaware award is making waves in the local community. WLA Executive Member Joe Westcott of Capital One joined Mayor Mike Purzycki, and City Councilmen and women at the official unveiling of The Warehouse, Inc. on January 17th, 2019.   The Warehouse is a collaborative effort...

Generation USA Program Expansion in Wilmington

February 21, 2019
Generation USA is expanding its programming in Wilmington in 2019, as part of a partnership with WLA focused on reducing unemployment in the city. Generation’s process works with the employers to target employment sector needs, develop relevant curriculum and incorporate both social skills training and experiential learning models that allow graduates to be specifically prepared...

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...