Mentors & Allies Raises $250,000 to Help Women Lift Themselves Out of PovertyWiNGS, a nonprofit organization that helps Dallas women lift themselves out of poverty, hosted its Annual Mentors & Allies Awards Luncheon at the Omni Dallas Hotel on May 1. The Mentors & Allies Awards recognize women, men and companies whose leadership and commitment positively impact women. The fundraising and awards event raised $250,000 for programs ...Read More
WiNGS Enterprise Showcase highlights female entrepreneursPRESS RELEASE
WiNGS Enterprise Showcase highlights female entrepreneurs
On Wednesday, November 16, WiNGS, a nonprofit organization that helps Dallas women lift themselves out of poverty, will host its second annual Enterprise Showcase at the WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place. The Showcase will feature business concept presentations from three Women’s Enterprise Center graduates, and feedback from ...Read More
WiNGS presents Financial Coaching Model at national conferenceIn September, six members of the WiNGS team joined 1,200 other advocates, policymakers and academics in Washington, D.C. at the 2016 Assets Learning Conference, sponsored by CFED (the Corporation for Enterprise Development). The conference focused on efforts to address growing wealth inequality and help all families achieve economic opportunity, and featured sessions on subjects ranging ...Read More
Mentors & Allies Press ReleasePRESS RELEASE
WiNGS Mentors & Allies Awards Luncheon honors leaders who support Dallas women
On Tuesday, April 12, WiNGS, a nonprofit organization that helps Dallas women lift themselves out of poverty, hosted its Mentors & Allies Awards luncheon at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel. This year’s event included a keynote speech from Nina Vaca, Chairman and ...Read More
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Today, we highlight another amazing WiNGS volunteer -- Ashley Tran. "WINGS is a match made in heaven for me. It combines my desire to share my entreperneural experience, my passion to empower women, and my devotion to give and serve others. I can relate to many of the members since I too came from humble beginnings as a refugee from Vietnam. My journey was not always easy but it was definitely gratifying. I am truly grateful for what it has taught me and how it made me the person I am today.
It's been rewarding to be part of WINGS for the past year. WINGS gave me the opportunity to collaborate, teach, mentor, coach, and share my personal stories. When I'm not at WINGS, I'm involved in two other non-profit organizations and traveling the world but soon I will come out of retirement to start a new exciting venture.
If you've taken one of my classes, I would hope you saw my enthusiasm for teaching and inspired you to think bigger, to keep going, and to achieve your dreams." #NVW #WiNGSVolunteers #EmpowerWomen ... See MoreSee Less
In honor of National Volunteer Week, today we highlight Chuni Lu! Chuni has worked in community development, affordable housing, and real estate for many years. From her early career as a city planner focusing on improving conditions in inner city neighborhoods, her passion has always been in alleviating poverty and empowering individuals to make life changes. This motivated her to begin volunteering at WiNGS in 2016. She teaches the RiSE Series, home buying classes, and asset building workshops. Chuni also just completed financial coaching training at WiNGS and is excited about volunteering as a financial coach. Thanks for all you do, Chuni! #NVW #WiNGSVolunteers ... See MoreSee Less
Lucile Ball once said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” There is no one that embodies this quote more than Jolene Risch – a single mother of three boys, President and Founder of Risch Results.
Jolene enjoys giving back to her community through humanitarian and voluntary efforts. “I believe that people make time for what is truly important to them,” said Jolene. It was through her involvement with Dream Team Women’s Network, an all women networking group she joined in 2009, that Jolene came to learn about WINGS. The Dream Team chose WiNGS as their charity of the year. To date, Jolene and other Dream Team women organized a successful diaper drive, served on a panel for women to learn about the challenges of owning their own businesses, and planned a WEC graduation. The Women of the Dream Team are also looking forward to attending the Mentors & Allies Awards Luncheon on May 9th! Thanks for your service ladies! #WiNGSVolunteers #NVW #EmpowerWomen ... See MoreSee Less
In honor of National Volunteer Week we celebrate Dr. Rochelle Webb. Rochelle is a certified trainer, executive coach, educational consultant and active volunteer at WiNGS committed to helping women achieve business ownership. She is an expert in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and workforce training. An entrepreneur, Rochell is a member of the Women's Business Council - Southwest and is a certified Women Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, Women-Owned Small Business, etc.
"I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with other women seeking to start their own business. Helping others achieve their dreams is motivational and transformational. Volunteering at WiNGS is one way that I pay it forward."
Thank you Rochelle! #NVW #WiNGSVolunteers #WomenHelpingWomen ... See MoreSee Less
In honor of National Volunteer Week, the team at WiNGS is excited to celebrate our incredible volunteers that join us each day to inspire action to empower women, fight poverty and impact generations!
At WiNGS, you will find volunteers supporting everything that we do. From our Board of Directors to almost every program, activity and event, volunteers are the driving force that keep us going. These dedicated folks bring diverse skill sets, enthusiasm and a strong sense of passion to the WiNGS team! #NVW #WiNGSVolunteers ... See MoreSee Less
It's here!!! The first WiNGS Coaching Academy cohort of 30 nonprofit staff. The Academy will provide Dallas with consistent training and education on financial coaching - a highly effective service delivery method focusing on engagement and behavioral change to achieve long-term financial security. A huge shout out to Communities Foundation of Texas for sponsoring the training fees for this cohort along with a second group in the fall.#WiNGSCoachingAcademy #FightPoverty ... See MoreSee Less
We’re here with Mayor Mike Rawlings to hear the Dallas Economic Opportunity Assessment, CFT’s latest commissioned research related to our focus on improving the economic stability of working families. #FightPoverty ... See MoreSee Less
April is #FinancialLiteracy Month! Take part by making sure you're financially prepared for a disaster. Set some money aside in an emergency savings account; gather critical personal, medical, & household records, etc. WiNGS can help! Contact us at email@example.com
New Business Spotlight! We are excited to announce the official pre-launch of The POSE Box! This company supports WiNGS and the women in it! Every month a portion of sales proceeds will benefit WiNGS.
The POSE Box is a lifestyle subscription for the actively bold woman. It delivers a yogi's ultimate day to night duo, inspiring her to enjoy herself to the fullest, inside and outside of the yoga studio. www.theposebox.com/ #EmpowerWomen ... See MoreSee Less
With a shared vision and common goals, we can accomplish great things when we stand together.
WATCH: A behind-the-scenes look at our powerful partnership for social change with Deion Sanders and Charles Koch.
WiNGS is so grateful to the women who contributed funds toward our programs that support at-risk women and children. 100 Women Who Care are making a noticeable impact on their community. Thank you for the opportunity Marsha Clark & Associates! #EmpowerWomen #FightPoverty #ImpactGenerations ... See MoreSee Less
A combined effort by employees of Weaver made a big difference to the families we serve!The diapers will benefit families in our Nurse-Family Partnership program, an evidence-based, home visitation program that serves low-income women pregnant with their first child. Nurse-Family Partnership #FightPoverty #ImpactGenerations ... See MoreSee Less
"North Texas is facing a challenging set of economic trends. Allowing a system to go on that offers lower earnings to half the population and meager sums to large swaths of Hispanic and African American women perpetuates #poverty. When women fully share in the region's prosperity, we will all be better off." #FightPoverty #EmpowerWomen
Friends, have you seen this segment of 60 minutes? Oprah talks about how trauma plays a role in childhood development. The cycle of poverty, the cycle of joblessness, etc. cannot be solved without addressing trauma. And, she speaks truth to what WiNGS is working on every day during our Nurse-Family Partnership home visits. #FightPoverty Nurse-Family Partnership
Moody's Investors Service is an employee of choice for women. Their theme -- "make it happen"! In support of #InternationalWomensDay they made it happen for our young moms participating in the Nurse-Family Partnership program. Check out all of the baby items they donated!!
Moody’s is commitment to fostering career development for its female employees through various women leadership programs that enable women at all levels to participate and network with other women. Thanks Moody's! #EmpowerWomen #InternationalWomensDay ... See MoreSee Less
We love how technology companies are getting involved with #InternationalWomensDay. Check out Google's custom doodle w/ animated stories of women around the world. cnet.co/2oOKVEW via CNET... See MoreSee Less
Imagine waking up in a beautiful home adjacent to Keystone Mountain Resort in Colorado-- for a week! Enter for your chance to win this Colorado getaway. Winner will be announced at the Mentors & Allies Awards Luncheon on May 9th. $100/ticket. Need not be present to win. Purchase tickets here: wingsdallas.org/for-donors/mentors-allies/... See MoreSee Less
Access to affordable credit is key to an individual’s financial well-being. Our very own Lead Financial Coach, Luz Contreras speaking about the new Dallas Fed report on consumer credit and debt in Dallas County. They are exploring the real-world implications of who is borrowing, how much they are borrowing, average credit scores and delinquency trends for mortgages, car loans, credit cards and student debt. #DallasCredit #FightPoverty ... See MoreSee Less
Graduate spotlight! Candace was looking for a career that fit her personality and lifestyle - and starting her own business was the perfect solution. KandiLash provides eyelash extension services as well as training and certification classes. She's set her sights on becoming one of the leading providers of lash supplies, training and services.
Through the WiNGS program Candace learned that she was "capable of setting goals and working toward each and every last one of them". She encourages anyone interested in joining the WEC program to "stick with it consistently, and learn from each and every mentor possible. #EmpowerWomen #Entrepreneurs ... See MoreSee Less
It’s inspiring to listen to our client share her story of struggle and triumph, using it to motivate others to achieve what most would consider to be impossible. Join us at our Luncheon on May 9th to hear her story. #EmpowerWomen #FinancialSecurity wingsdallas.org/for-donors/mentors-allies/... See MoreSee Less
Live from Cafe Momentum! Partnering with Deion Sanders and Stand Together to provide vital tools for Dallas-based nonprofits to grow and catalyze change in Dallas. #CatalystNetwork #CatalyzingChange #FightPoverty ... See MoreSee Less
We are pleased to announce that Salah Boukadoum will be accepting the Mentors & Allies award at our annual Luncheon on May 9th. Salah founded Soap Hope, an online retailer that uses 100% of its profits to lift women from poverty around the globe.
Salah is a Dallas entrepreneur with a big idea: to transform the city of Dallas into the center of the world for solving humanity's greatest challenges including poverty. He calls it Impact City.
"Salah is a very grounded and insightful entrepreneur and a socially responsible citizen. He has visions of greatness for Dallas as THE incubator for social impact organizations. He not only sells "soap"...but his efforts give "hope" to women and girls", quoted Tricia Bridges. Congratulations Salah!
To existing or up-and-coming women-owned businesses in need of funding for machinery, equipment, technology, marketing, or other business-related endeavors—get your application in by Fri., Feb. 23 to be considered for a $5,000 grant. #Entrepreneurs
Today, we highlight another amazing WiNGS volunteer -- Ashley Tran. "WINGS is a match made in heaven for me. It combines my desire to share my entreperneural experience, my passion to empower women, and my devotion to give and serve others." Thanks Ashley! #NVW18#WiNGSVolunteers
In honor of #NVW18 today we highlight Chuni Lu! Chuni's passion has always been in alleviating poverty and empowering individuals to make life changes. She volunteers at WiNGS teaching the RiSE Series, home buying classes, asset building workshops & financial coaching. Thx Chuni
Lucile Ball once said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” There is no one that embodies this quote more than Jolene Risch – a single mother of three boys, President and Founder of Risch Results and a WiNGS volunteer! #NationalVolunteerWeek
In honor of National Volunteer Week we celebrate Dr. Rochelle Webb. Rochelle is a certified trainer, executive coach, educational consultant & active volunteer at WiNGS. She is an entrepreneur, member of the @WBCSouthwest & is committed to helping women achieve business ownership
It's here!!! The first #WiNGSCoachingAcademy cohort of nonprofit staff. The Academy will provide Dallas with consistent training on financial coaching that focuses on engagement and behavioral change to achieve long-term financial security. Thanks @GiveWisely for your support!
We’re here with @Mike_Rawlings to hear the Dallas Economic Opportunity Assessment, @GiveWisely’s latest commissioned research related to our focus on improving the economic stability of working families. #FightPoverty
Have you seen this segment of 60 minutes? @Oprah talks about how trauma plays a role in childhood development. And, she speaks truth to what WiNGS is working on every day during our home visits. cbsnews.com/news/oprah-win…
@moodyscorp is an employee of choice for women. Their theme -- "make it happen". In support of @womensday they made it happen for our young moms participating in the Nurse-Family Partnership program. Check out the baby items they donated!! #EmpowerWomen
Imagine waking up in a beautiful home adjacent to Keystone Mountain Resort in Colorado-- for a week! Enter for your chance to win this Colorado getaway. Winner will be announced at the Mentors & Allies Awards Luncheon on 5/9. Need not be present to win. wingsdallas.org/for-donors/men…
We are grateful to the "Dream Team" group for their generous donation of diapers! They are so very beneficial to the first-time young moms we serve, who struggle to afford this necessity. @WBCSouthwest#FightPoverty
Access to affordable credit is key to an individual’s financial well-being. Our very own Lead Financial Coach, Luz Contreras speaking about the new @DallasFedComDev report on consumer credit and debt in Dallas County. #FightPoverty#DallasCredit