2013 Impact:

Throughout the year, our community center provides an Afterschool  Enrichment Program. We provide meals for most of the children in the neighborhood and access to a food pantry for families in need. Staff and occasional interns provide assistance with homework. Some of our more specific recent successes include:


Youth Debate Program- 15 youth served

Summer Food Program -2800 meals

·         Back to School Giveaway-21 families

·         Updated Computer Lab

·         Afterschool Program- 2500 meals/snacks

·         Bread & Pastry Mondays- 36 families

·         Thanksgiving Baskets -30 families served

·         Christmas Toys/ Meals for over 150 children

·          Life Skills Training- 15 participants

·         Food Pantry-30 families served

·         Volunteer Hours served -336 

E     Job Readiness/Employment-5


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2012 Impact:

Afterschool Program

It provided:

  • A safe place for children to go after school
  • A place to receive healthy snacks and nutritious meals
  • A place to receive homework help
  • Access to the Computer Lab
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Life Skills 
  • Parental Support
Job Readiness

It provided:
  • Services designed to prepare participants for job searching and employment
  • Basic computer training 
  • Resume preparation
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Workplace attire and interviewing skills
Food Panty

  • Increased access to food
  • Reduced hunger in the community
Clothes Closet
  • Level the playing field for those in need by helping improve their outward appearance
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Relieved financial pressure by providing free clothing 

RESULTS:
  • We provided school supplies for 38 children
  • We served 75 snacks weekly after school to children in community
  • We provided dinner daily for the 22 students enrolled in the Afterschool Program
  • WDM helped students improve grades and attendance by providing resources needed to complete homework assignments
  • We served 80 families for Thanksgiving
  • We served 319 children for Christmas (83 families)
  • Through our Job Readiness Program we assisted 25 participants with job search and resume writing; yielding 5 employed clients
  • Through our Summer Food Program we served over 3500 meals (breakfast & lunch)
  • Over 300 Volunteer hours donated