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Wo(men) Achieving New Directions (WAND)

Our Wo(men) Achieving New Directions (WAND) program offers work readiness and 21st century job search skills to those with barriers to employment and self-employment strategies to emerging business owners who need the tools to position their business for success. WAND helps program participants increase their household income, support their family, pursue their dreams and build a legacy for future generations.


> Develop your Linkedin Profile
Two Part Series: December 11th & 18th  $40. register online

> DIY Entrepreneur Course – Digging Deeper with Pedro Moore “Winner of the 2018 Black Enterprise $10k Pitch Contest” December 6th $10.

> Blogging for YOUR Business
Coming again this Fall/Winter – 2018

> 21st Century Job Search Bootcamp
October 17th — November 15th  With Patricia Troy-Brooks.

Workability  Bootcamp
November 12th — December 17th Mondays 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Register online

> MIND YOUR BUSINESS SERIES: “From Idea to Your First Customer” Engage with Business Coaches, Guest Speakers and more…Through our interactive, hands-on learning, individuals are able to turn a great idea, side job or hobby into a viable, legitimate and profitable business. Click here to register or learn more.

> Workshop session with SCORE  November  13th.
From 5:30-8:00 pm located at RT 9 Library, Innovation Center. register by clicking link date.

> Work Readiness Boot Camps
Individuals who are new to the workforce or have substantial barriers to employment are provided the tools necessary to develop a “work mindset” and find gainful employment. Click here to register or learn more.

> Business Plan Development & Advisory Services
Existing businesses and start-ups receive technical assistance on a range of issues related to business growth and success. Technical assistance includes one-on-one business counseling, assessment of business needs, refining the business plan and capitalizing the business. Contact us to learn more.

Technical assistance includes:

  • One-on-one business counseling
  • Assessment of business needs and resources
  • Refining your business plan
  • Entrepreneur Goal Development and Achievement

Contact us to learn more. empower@ywcade.org or call 302-224-4060, ext 216.


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For more information, contact:
302.224.4060 ext. 200 or empower@ywcade.org