Get Involved


WANDA relies on many dedicated supporters, volunteers, and partner organizations. Become a part of the solution and help break the cycle of poverty one mother at a time.

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WANDA works closely with partner organizations and individuals to recruit participants, scale our program offerings, and refer our participants to complementary programs and services. If your organization or agency is interested in discussing a partnership with WANDA, please complete our Partnership Profile form.


WANDA depends on the expertise of volunteer instructors and in-kind organizational support to deliver our program. If you feel you have something to contribute, please email for more information.

Advocate for WANDA

Share the importance of our work and  the following statistics with friends, family, and colleagues on social media using our handle @wandasiliconvly.


According to the California Budget & Policy Center 2017 report, a single parent with two children, one preschool-aged and one school-aged, needs to earn $100,440 to make ends meet in San Mateo County, or $83,715 in Santa Clara. The average WANDA applicant has an annual income of just under $40,000.


  • 19% of Bay Area families are headed by single mothers.
  • Single mother families in the Bay Area have the highest poverty rate, with 84,117 unable to provide basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.
  • 2 out of 3 single mother families in the Bay Area fall below the Self-Sufficiency Standard; 50% of them are at least $20,000 below the standard.
  • In San Mateo County, nearly 70% of single mother households live below the Self-Sufficiency Standard.


Asset growth for WANDA graduates:

  • 72% invested in college education
  • 41% opened new retirement accounts
  • 13% purchased new homes
  • Average income gain of at least $10,000 per year

Achievements for all WANDA Participants:

  • 100% have savings accounts
  • 67% of their children are saving money for the future
  • More than $1.5 million saved or invested


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