July 10, 2014
Contact: Bridget Laird


Dear WINGS Family, Friends, and Fans –

We just received some big-time news: The Wallace Foundation has confirmed a two-year, $410,000 grant to WINGS for kids! Not only does the New-York based Wallace Foundation have an after school initiative currently under way, they also support other high-performing orgs like Girls, Inc., Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Citizen Schools, Harvard, Stanford, and Johns Hopkins Universities. We’re liking this company we now keep!

About The Wallace Foundation
The Wallace Foundation is a national philanthropy (with $1.5 billion in assets) that “seeks to improve education and enrichment for disadvantaged children. The foundation has an unusual approach: funding projects to test innovative ideas for solving important social problems, conducting research to find out what works and what doesn't and to fill key knowledge gaps – and then communicating the results to help others.”

What excites Wallace most about WINGS? That the research we’re currently conducting can and will influence the entire education field. What excites WINGS most about Wallace? That they’re big-time into research and show their commitment to both the after school and research sectors by publishing quarterly best practice reports.

We can’t wait to see where Wallace and WINGS wind-up!

Bridget Laird, CEO

PS – Did you know that more than 15 million school-age children are left to their own devices after 3 p.m., yet millions of parents report they would enroll their kids in after-school and summer programs if only they were available? – from www.wallacefoundation.org

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