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WANDA Listens!

WANDA Listens!

In 2021, WANDA engaged with Listen4Good to better understand our client’s experience with the virtual program through session surveys. We learned that clients felt positively about their overall experience. They expressed satisfaction with the content of the classes...

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We did it! Thank you WANDA Donor Community. 

We did it! Thank you WANDA Donor Community. 

In 2021, WANDA was granted an amazing matching grant opportunity. We were given three years to raise $300,000 from our donor community. Thanks to our generous donors, we did it in 18 months! We are so grateful to the donors who invested in WANDA and helped us achieve...

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 Welcome, Jana Cain!

 Welcome, Jana Cain!

Jana is a self-described “doer” and strategist. As an Associate Director with the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Jana conducts industry research to connect with recruiters, alumni and other industry insiders to source career opportunities. Jana...

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Believing in Each Other and Ourselves!

Believing in Each Other and Ourselves!

Jackie Weiler, WANDA Alumna WANDA is a new grantee of the Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF). On June 6th, PACF held their COMMunity event to celebrate over 90 new grantees. As one of four organizations invited to speak, Alumna Jackie Weiler represented WANDA, sharing an...

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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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