WINGS - Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarships
Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarships (WINGS) is a program for non-traditional female students facing economic challenges. This life-changing program helps them improve their circumstances through education in Charlotte-area universities.
Through our Tech Therapy program, Apparo has helped ensure academic success and economic mobility for the Scholars since 2014 by providing laptop sourcing, set up, and training.
Impact Update: Checking in with The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina
Seeking ways to engage and support homebound individuals living with Lupus, The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina participated and Apparo's 2016 Technology Innovation Award (now the Mission Possible Award program.) The impact of this work is still being felt today.
Impact Update: OMITT Trade School, Apparo and Duke Energy
OMITT leadership reached out to Apparo with a dream of a computer lab that would allow them to expand their job training programs, helping more recently incarcerated and other under-prepared individuals embark on life-sustaining careers.
Apparo, Bank of America and Habitat Charlotte
Habitat Charlotte reached out to Apparo for help to improve their processes so that more families could find housing they could afford in the long term. Bank of America stepped in to help.
Leveraging technology to create positive social change.
Recent Projects & Nonprofit Partner Updates
ZABS Place received support from Centric Consulting to help identify & select an application that will track and manage the special talented young adults that go through their programs.
Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company is helping Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte and Our Towns Habitat consolidate data into one database and set up needed reports.
Volunteers from SoftwareONE have helped Loaves & Fishes migrate to SharePoint and OneDrive in order to improve their efficiency.
Every quarter Apparo curates the impact you – our donors, volunteers, word-of-mouthers, and overall advocates – have made possible. We hope you enjoy!
Apparo matched a volunteer team from AAA Carolinas to provide Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte with a comprehensive technology assessment, identification of gaps and recommendations for improvement.
The tools 100 Gardens put into place as a result of their Community Impact Project have significantly improved their organizational effectiveness.