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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month with the purpose of “commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.”  Maya Angelou was a famous single mother in history. She said “This is the role of...

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Welcome, Jessica Lazar

Welcome, Jessica Lazar

In 2021, WANDA welcomed Jessica Lazar to the Governance Council (GC). Jessica brings a strong background in nonprofit professional experience from previous positions held in philanthropic and direct service organizations over the last 10+ years. As a funder in Silicon...

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Believing in each other and ourselves!

Believing in each other and ourselves!

by Rocio Alegria, WANDA Graduate 2020 In 2013, I had lost my mother due to lung cancer and I was raising my 1-year-old-son on my own without child support. I went through a period of grievance, loss, and depression for a few years. I became aware that I needed...

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Welcome, Diane Russell

Welcome, Diane Russell

Last year, WANDA welcomed our newest member of the Governance Council (GC), Diane Russell. Diane was an executive at Charles Schwab for over 23 years, holding various roles primarily in product management.  Her most recent role was leading the team responsible for...

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Volunteer Profile – Jessica Lorenzo

Volunteer Profile – Jessica Lorenzo

WANDA’s mission to support single mothers to achieve their lifelong goals is what inspired Jessica Lorenzo (center) to inquire about volunteering back in 2015. Since then, Jessica has been a regular presence at WANDA’s monthly cohort facilitations and has recently...

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Matching Grant

WANDA has achieved more than half of a $300,000 matching grant, but we have more to go! Please help us achieve our ⅔ goal before the end of 2021. There has never been a better time to join or renew as a WANDA Leadership Circle member. The “LC” has been the...

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Faculty Profile – Mansi Goel

Learn more about Mansi Goel, Executive and Group Coach who teaches WANDA’s “Interviewing Skills” seminar. Mansi is motivated to share her skills/services with people who may not have the means to engage in professional coaching....

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WANDA Kicks-off Cohort 14

WANDA Kicks-off Cohort 14

WANDA launched our 14th cohort of amazing moms in September, marking our second virtual engagement! WANDA moms learned about the emotional side of money, how to budget and how to plan for unexpected emergencies. While nothing can replace the in-person experience, we...

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MidPen Housing + WANDA Partnership Launches

MidPen Housing + WANDA Partnership Launches

After a delay due to the pandemic, WANDA and MidPen Housing kicked off their partnership pilot on September 16th. Longtime WANDA volunteer Jessica Lorenzo is working with MidPen staff to facilitate the sessions. This month, MidPen moms will discuss credit, debt, and...

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