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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...

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...

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...

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...

Newest Downtown Wilmington Investment Allows Professionals To Live Where They Work

August 30, 2018
One of the biggest investments in downtown Wilmington has just opened. The Residences of Mid-Town Park is the newest luxury apartment complex to open in Wilmington. Focusing on having young professionals working downtown move in, amenities include a communal workspace, game room, lounges and an outdoor area.   “If people don’t live [Downtown], it becomes...

Christiana Care Rated Among Nation’s Best Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

August 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Christiana Care also is No. 1 in Delaware and One of Only 29 Hospitals Nationwide Rated as High Performing in Common Conditions and Procedures.   Wilmington, DE, Aug. 14, 2018 – For the third year in a row, Christiana Care Health System has been rated a Best Hospital and recognized for high...

Wilmington Police Department Introduces Crime Mapping App

June 15, 2018
Introducing Crime Mapping Community Engagement has always been important to the Wilmington Police Department‘s (WPD) endeavors, but now they’re taking it a step further by introducing an interactive crime mapping tool to keep the community informed of what’s going on around them. This past week, mayor Mike Purzycki alongside Police Chief Robert Tracy, unveiled a...

Wilmington Crime Reduced to Lowest in Close to a Decade

May 18, 2018
With an emphasis on Community Engagement and implementation of the CompStat methodology, the police force in Wilmington is beginning to see a certain decrease in the crime rate. This progress is inspiring as crime rates for 2018 are lower in comparison to any of the past 9 years. Mayor Purzycki stated in an interview that...

Y Innovation’s Natural House in Wilmington Update

May 10, 2018
Last month, we discussed Y Innovation’s plan to build the first ever natural house in Wilmington. Although, to some, this may have seen very far-fetched, local innovators and now University of Delaware students Brennan Stark and friend Steve are making that thought a reality. Their groundbreaking ceremony was a success, welcoming volunteers and observers to...