WINGS - Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarships
Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarships (WINGS) is a program for non-traditional female students facing economic challenges. This life-changing program helps them improve their circumstances through education in Charlotte-area universities.
Through our Tech Therapy program, Apparo has helped ensure academic success and economic mobility for the Scholars since 2014 by providing laptop sourcing, set up, and training.
Impact Update: Checking in with The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina
Seeking ways to engage and support homebound individuals living with Lupus, The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina participated and Apparo's 2016 Technology Innovation Award (now the Mission Possible Award program.) The impact of this work is still being felt today.
Impact Update: OMITT Trade School, Apparo and Duke Energy
OMITT leadership reached out to Apparo with a dream of a computer lab that would allow them to expand their job training programs, helping more recently incarcerated and other under-prepared individuals embark on life-sustaining careers.
Apparo, Bank of America and Habitat Charlotte
Habitat Charlotte reached out to Apparo for help to improve their processes so that more families could find housing they could afford in the long term. Bank of America stepped in to help.
Leveraging technology to create positive social change.
Recent Projects & Nonprofit Partner Updates
CapTech Consulting and Wells Fargo volunteers delivered a technology plan refresh to JazzArts Charlotte. As a result, JazzArts Charlotte anticipates expanding their JazzArts Academy and increasing the number of concerts being held.
S.T.A.R.S. Math and English Academy completed another phase in their G.A.I.N. journey: their migration to SharePoint and Microsoft 365 with a Bank of America, Divergent IT and ATD volunteers, in a project sponsored by Duke Energy Foundation and Piedmont Natural Gas.
Centene Corporation skilled volunteers delivered a new technology plan for nonprofit RunningWorks, through the G.A.I.N. – powered by Lowe’s program.
Ally Financial volunteers delivered a data storage strategy to improve collaboration and business efficiency for BraveWorks, so that they can deepen and expand their service to vulnerable women.
Connecting Charlotte nonprofits to technology expertise and resources that amplify their impact – enjoy highlights of our work from this past quarter.
In partnership with United Way of Central Carolinas, Apparo has kicked off a Technology Education and Mentorship Pilot Program for a group of 10 Unite Charlotte nonprofits.