The Latest From WINGS

How WINGS Got Its Name

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

In 1995, WINGS founder Ginny Deerin attended a women’s leadership conference and heard the spellbinding Johnetta Cole, then president of Atlanta’s Spelman College, give the keynote address where she spoke about how girls and women often keep themselves locked up in small birdcages. Cole urged the audience to envision ourselves soaring beyond the cage – … Read More

Partner Profile: Pomona Unified School District

Monday, August 7, 2017

Originally published by Globe Newswire. Read the full story here > Expansion is First District-Wide Adoption of Social Emotional Learning Afterschool Model in State; Component of Award-Winning District Afterschool Program Pomona, Calif., Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) announced today the expansion of its partnership with WINGS for Kids, an education … Read More

Trump budget casualty: After-school programs for 1.6 million kids. Most are poor.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Published in The Washington Post Every weekday, 700 children from some of the poorest parts of the Atlanta area stay after school for three hours with Wings for Kids, a program that aims to bolster not only academic performance but also social skills, relationships with caring adults and a sense of belonging at school. The kids … Read More

Students helping each other with school work at WINGS for Kids

Do After-School Programs Positively Change Children?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Published by The Atlantic.  Proponents of President Trump’s budget say no. Their evidence may be faulty.  After-school programs are on the chopping block in the Trump administration’s proposed budget, an issue a reporter drew attention to at a recent press conference with the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney. In response … Read More