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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Recent Data Points from Our Direct Service Programs Measuring our efforts against our outcomes is just one of the ways we deliver impact as an organization. Below are select data points from 2018 that highlight the varied ways we track how social emotional skills impact a child – in the classroom, at home, and in WINGS.

Giving a Boost to Our Upcoming Middle Schoolers

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Volunteering Not Only Feels Good, WINGS Leaders Prove it Looks Good, too mlk day project showcases creativity and kindness   You’ve seen stories like this before, where teachers or parents paint reaffirming messages in the bathroom stalls of middle or high schools in an effort to boost confidences and morale. What makes this project different and … Read More

On the Horizon: Where to Find Us

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Workshops, Conferences and a Keynote As you prepare for spring conferences and professional development travel, add us to your list of “must-sees.” keynote Illinois Afterschool Network Spring Conference: April 27, 2019 Embracing the Future: A Focus on Children, Youth, and Families in all Sectors of Afterschool and Youth-Development Conferences/workshops 2019 Extra Learning Opportunities Conference: March … Read More

Gratitude Network Names CEO 2019 Fellow

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Bridget Laird named to 2019 Gratitude Network Fellowship social entrepreneurship, leadership development, global learning opportunities   The Gratitude Network – a leadership development organization – identifies “game-changing” social enterprises around the world who are improving the lives of underprivileged and under-served children and accelerates the success and growth of these organizations by impacting the leadership. They’ve chosen … Read More

Meet Our New Board Members!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Our Board of Directors are an important part of the WINGS family. Their fearless leadership and guidance help us achieve our goals and their support and work on our behalf has helped us spread our wings and continue to grow! This winter, we welcomed five new members to the WINGS Board of Directors. We also … Read More

Major National SEL Report Released

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope Recommendations from the National Commission on Social, Emotional, & Academic Development   The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development released a major national report yesterday, From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope, calling on all sectors of society … Read More