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Volunteer Spotlight – Diana Orozco

Volunteer Spotlight – Diana Orozco

Diana is a WANDA volunteer and member of our Partnership Committee charged with building our collaborative engagement plan, management process and evaluation. She has also worked with the Program Committee on English to Spanish translation of WANDA’s curriculum...

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Giving Thanks – Child of a Single Mother

Giving Thanks – Child of a Single Mother

I have been lucky to lead WANDA for just over 8.5 years now. I joined as the Executive Director in 2014, shortly after the birth of my first daughter. The mission really resonated with me. I was raised by a single mother in cyclical poverty in San Francisco. We faced...

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WANDA Welcomed for Special Data for Good Cohort

WANDA Welcomed for Special Data for Good Cohort

UpMetrics and Applied Wisdom have joined to support a special cohort of nonprofit organizations to participate in a year-long cohort focused on leadership development and data to empower organizations with the knowledge and the tools to accelerate the impact of their...

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Welcome Cohort 15!

WANDA has recruited our 15th cohort of amazing single mothers. They kicked off their first class on September 10th online, and will begin a series of monthly classes focused on Financial Literacy, Career Advancement and Life Skills.

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San Francisco 49ers Training Camp

San Francisco 49ers Training Camp

Jessica (WANDA cohort 14) and her son A group of lucky WANDA moms attend the San Francisco 49ers Training Camp event on Monday, August 1st. WANDA is grateful for our multi-year partnership with the 49ers.

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Welcome Noelia Corzo!

Welcome Noelia Corzo!

Noelia Corzo is the newest addition to WANDA’s Governance Council. A graduate of cohort 8, Noelia is a working single mother, social worker, twice-elected San Mateo-Foster City School District Board Trustee, educator, equity advocate, and daughter of immigrants. In...

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Congratulations WANDA Graduates!

Congratulations WANDA Graduates!

On August 13th, the WANDA community of family, friends and founders gathered together in person for the first time in two years. We heard from Giselle Hale, Mayor of Redwood City, share stories about her struggles with poverty growing up and how her perseverance...

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