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Universal Banker Program: Creating Pathways to a Positive Future

March 15, 2019
Catching up with Justice, Cohort 1 graduate   Justice graduated from the first cohort of the WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program in October 2018. Since then, he’s been gainfully employed by WLA member, Capital One as a Customer Service Solutions Technician. WLA caught up with Justice last month to check in and hear about...

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...

WLA Member TAPP Network Collaborating With GIFT Global To Promote Delaware Changing Lives Initiative

February 28, 2019
WLA member TAPP Network recently announced their collaboration with GIFT Global and their coalition, Delaware Changing Lives. This initiative was designed to help make mindful practices easily accessible to Delawareans. Along with a website and social media campaign, TAPP is supporting a live event at Kingswood Community Center. Joining the company and international nonprofit are...

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...

WSFS Foundation Awards $425,000 to Fund Education and Workforce Training Programs for Youth

February 18, 2019
WLA member, WSFS, recently announced that its foundation is awarding $425,000 to local organizations to help with Workforce Training for youth. YearUp Wilmington, a partner of WLA, was one of the recipients of this award, which will allow them to double the number of students in their program. For more information on the impact this...

Member Spotlight: Buccini Pollin Group

February 06, 2019
The Buccini brothers have always had roots in Wilmington. That is one of the many reasons why they chose to start their business here. Through the ’90s, they saw New York City, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia experience a Renaissance. With Wilmington in the center of it all, it was clear that the economic boom would...

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...

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...