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Wo(men) Achieving New Directions Entrepreneur/Small Business and Career Readiness Curriculums

The WAND Program offers entrepreneur strategies to emerging business owners, who need “hands on” technical support and tools to position their business for success and sustainability.

Our workforce development programs provide 21st Century job search skills to those with barriers to employment, including, individuals seeking to navigate the job market, identify transferable skills and re-brand themselves for new and current employment opportunities.

DELDOT Information Session
Route 9 Library and Information Center
June 11, 2019
Multi-Purpose Room B
5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Learn more about the DELDOT On-The-Job Training Program in partnership with the YWCA Wo(men) Achieving New Directions Program WAND.

Interested candidates will have an opportunity to meet with the staff of WAND to be considered for the next steps.

Register online: bit.ly/wand_deldot
(Download flyer)


MYB Workshop

Mind Your Business Summer Boot Camp

Next Session begins: June 18th – July 2nd ,
every Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

5 course for $99.00 (scholarships based on need)
The Mind Your Business Boot Camp Series focuses on 21st Century networking, marketing and operation skills to take a solid business idea to the next level.

  • Participants are taught how to market a business or service through the use of internet and cloud-based applications.
  • Designed for clients that need maximum flexibility and immediate income return with little to no capital investment.
  • The course facilitator is Pedro Moore, an award winning serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist.

REGISTER TODAY, INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE. (register online for class)
( download flyer) Scholarships are available based on income, click here to apply.

MYB Workshop

SCORE Delaware 2019 Partnership

Delaware SCORE offers numerous workshops and seminars throughout the year on a variety of different topics of interest to new and existing business owners. Click here to learn more about SCORE DE .

The WAND program is thrilled to be a yearlong partner with SCORE Delaware in offering FREE Business Development workshops at the Rt.9 Library every 2nd Tuesday of the month (except July and December) from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. , the classes vary on what the topic is every month. Check out the flyer to see class list.

(download flyer)

Score Workshops

21st Century Job Search Boot Camp

Next Session coming this September
The 21st Century Job Search Boot Camp is a comprehensive program that offers the latest techniques for navigating the maze of the 21st Century job market. Clients create an individual action plan with short and long term SMART goals.
Develop a 21st Century resume, identify transferable skills, learn how to create a brand for themselves, and communicate how to re-tell their story for new employment opportunities.
Graduation following program end entails clients presenting their journey in front of an audience of attendees. The course is facilitated by Pat Troy-Brooks who is a work force development strategist expert and serial entrepreneur.
REGISTER TODAY, TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL.  (register online for class) (download flyer)

Scholarships are available based on income, click here to apply.

21st Century Job Skills

Work-Life Balance Workshop

Coming again this Summer

These Workshops consist of a relaxation/visualization exercise, a gentle or chair yoga practice, a meditation, and a discussion about practical ways participants can cultivate work-life balance in their daily lives.
Speaker(s): Stephanie Weiner
Please be prompt and please no children allowed during this session. Parking is available in The Community Service Building Garage: 111 West 11th Street. We will validate.

Fee: No Cost | RSVP | ( download flyer)

MYB Workshop

WorkAbility Boot Camp Series – Ongoing Sessions
Call (302) 224-4060 Ext 203 for more information 

  • The WorkAbility Boot Camp Series is a career readiness skills for individuals who are new to the workforce or have experienced significant instability in their work life as well as people with substantial barriers to gaining employment.
  • This program offers fundamental job search components, soft skill development needed to develop a work mindset.

FREE Business Consultations

The Wo(men) Achieving New Directions Program offers complimentary business development, advisory , technical and one- on-one counseling for aspiring business owners or those who are already in business. Take advantage of your FREE business consultation today, complete a brief form (see link below). A team member of the WAND program will reach out to you shortly after you complete the form.


Entrepreneur/Small Business and Career Readiness Workshops

DIY Entrepreneur and Career Labs
Dates coming soon!
Labs are 1,6,8 hour intense workshops designed to provide hands on technical assistance helping individuals to design and deliver marketing, social media, financial tools to promote efficiency or effectiveness for their business or career.
Such as: Google Business Suite, Book Keeping, LinkedIn, Accounting Basics, Facebook Analytics.

“How to Be a Rock Star in Your Job Search” Career Panel – Tips, Tools and Strategies
YWCA Wo(men) Achieving New Directions Program Presents
“How to Be a Rock Star in Your Job Search” Career Panel – Tips, Tools and Strategies
Seeking a new career or upward mobility?
Join us to map out career strategies for 2019.

Wednesday March 27th at 5:30 p.m
Rt.9 Libary – 3022 New Castle Ave, New Castle 19720
FREE Parking

  • Action plan for Goal Setting
  • Creating a schedule for job searching
  • Utilizing a 3 point system for job searching
  • Learn how to leverage networks for employment
  • A strategy for upward mobility in current- employment
    (Click here to register )
    Questions? Connect with Troy Farmer – tfarmer@ywcade.org

Entrepreneur Roundtable Workshop
YWCA Wo(men) Achieving New Directions Program Presents
Entrepreneur Roundtable Workshop
Tuesday March 19th
YWCA Newark – 153 East Chestnut Hill Road, Newark, DE 19702
Time: 5:45 to 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 a person

This engaging workshop is designed to provide hands on technical assistance to entrepreneurs in, but not limited to:

  • Designing & delivering marketing
  • Social media
  • Financial Tools
  • Strategies
  • Planning
  • Scheduling

Join us at
YWCA Newark – 153 East Chestnut Hill Road, Newark, DE 19702
to move you to the next level in your small business.
(Click here to register)