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WANDA Elevates Through Covid 19

WANDA Elevates Through Covid 19

It has been a tradition for WANDA to begin our newsletter with a success story about one of our amazing moms and we have included it in this current Spring edition, but want to first ask for your help during these difficult times.  Covid 19 is having an...

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WANDA Kicks off MidPen Training

WANDA Kicks off MidPen Training

WANDA launched its first official Elevate partnership with MidPen Housing in January. We trained a number of MidPen staff in the WANDA curriculum covering Financial Literacy, Career Advancement and Life Skills. READ MORE The training was facilitated by WANDA...

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WANDA Supported Through PayPal Gives

WANDA Supported Through PayPal Gives

WANDA was awarded a $5,000 grant through PayPal Gives and joined over a dozen nonprofit grantees at a special presentation at PayPal headquarters in San Jose. Thank you to long-term supporter Anel Muller for nominating us!

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WANDA Mom – Profile of Success – Elisha St. Laurent

WANDA Mom – Profile of Success – Elisha St. Laurent

Congratulation Elisha St. Laurent, class of 2018! “My story is one filled with many hurdles, but victory has always been my goal”... I joined WANDA cohort 8 in 2015. My story is one filled with many hurdles, but victory has always been my goal. I had my son at 16...

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New Faculty Profile – Mansi Goel

New Faculty Profile – Mansi Goel

WANDA welcomes new career advancement faculty member Mansi Goel. Previously an executive at Google, Mansi Goel is now an Executive Coach focused on empathic and effective leadership.  She uses her 15+ years as a global-level tech leader and thousands of hours of...

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Leadership Circle Luncheon 2019

Leadership Circle Luncheon 2019

Our annual Leadership Circle Luncheon, held on October 16, 2019, was enjoyed by WANDA moms, supporters and staff. Every year we celebrate the impact WANDA has helping single moms achieve their potential. Many thanks to our speaker Nicole Taylor, the new President...

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In Memory of Barbara Jones – Early WANDA Contributor

In Memory of Barbara Jones – Early WANDA Contributor

This special article is in honor and memory of Barbara Jones, whose continuous participation and great generosity to WANDA enabled many struggling single mothers in our community to achieve financial stability. Barbara Ellis Jones passed away on July 13, 2019, after a...

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WANDA Poised for Growth in 2020

WANDA Poised for Growth in 2020

WANDA E3 =Elevate Of the 11 million single parent families with children under the age of 18, more than 80% are headed by single mothers, and 34% of those families live in poverty. California has the country's highest poverty rate, with nearly one in five residents...

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WANDA Annual Report 2018 – 2019

WANDA Annual Report 2018 – 2019

WANDA (Women’s achievement network and development alliance) helps single mothers succeed through the three e’s - education, equity and empowerment. WANDA moms are resilient, determined and do indeed find success, often going above and beyond their initial financial,...

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Susana Jimenez: Tenacity and resourcefulness pays off

Susana Jimenez: Tenacity and resourcefulness pays off

Congratulations to Susana and her family! This summer Susana’s offer on a house in Bay Point was accepted, her WANDA matching funds were wired to the lender, and she closed on her home in late August. She’ll move into her new home with her two sons in October. Until a...

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