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
Wells Fargo and Hewlett Packard Enterprise skilled volunteers delivered a security assessment and recommendations for improvement to Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte.
Opkalla skilled volunteer delivered a technology plan to Charlotte Museum of History to address infrastructure and technology pain points.
Trane Technologies and CCP Tech skilled volunteers assessed Memory and Movement Charlotte’s security protocols and made recommendations for improvement to help ensure the security of private client data.
PwC and Duke Energy skilled volunteers delivered a security assessment and recommendations for improvement to A Better World.
Skilled volunteers from Duke Energy and nonprofit Carolina Youth Coalition helped optimize the use of donor management tool, Neon, for Young Black Leadership Alliance.
Carolina Computer Partners skilled volunteers assessed security protocols and risk of Carolina Raptor Center and provided recommendations for improvement.