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
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.
Crisis Assistance Ministry leadership has been working with Apparo since 2014 to improve their ability to serve their clients in need.
Every quarter, Apparo curates the impact you – our donors, volunteers, word-of-mouthers, and overall advocates – made possible. This time, we’ve taken a special look back at the entire 2019-2020 fiscal year. We hope you enjoy!
The new tools Veterans Bridge Home have put into place nearly double those served and halve the time to wait for service.
A corporate volunteer team from Rodgers Builders, supported by a sponsorship from Novant Health, has helped Carolina Breast Friends with a much needed telephone system update.