Exciting January and February Programs

Shrug off the winter blues and come out to WIL's January and February programs. Connect with fellow WIL members and learn about important issues on immigration and the efforts to improve power and water in Africa.

The first program on January 16th explores the challenges facing Philadelphia's refugee community. Speakers from the Mayor's office, the New Sanctuary Movement and HIAS will lead a lively discussion. Click here to register. Don't forget to bring a friend! 

The second program on February 28th deals with Water and Power in Africa: Issues in Developing both Technical and Human Capacity for Critical Needs. The executive director of Power Up Gambia and Dr. Shannon Marquez responsible for Drexel University's WASH capacity building program will talk about two programs, one water and one solar that have helped communities in Sub Saharan Africa. Watch for the February program announcement. 

January 16 Program: 5:30- 8:15 PM at One Comcast Center 

February 28 Program: 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Parkway Central (main) branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia
Be Part of the Planning for the Next WIL Trip

The travel Committee is meeting January 8th to discuss where WIL travels next. Is it India, Bolivia, service in Puerto Rico?  You can be part of the decision. The next travel meeting is being held at Anna Maria DiDio's home. If you are interested in attending and becoming part of the action contact Sandee Mandel at smandel8@verizon.net.
The Heart of Our Mission - Micro Finance

The Micro Finance Committee is exploring potential partners for our next banks.  If you would like to learn more about the micro finance process, this is perfect for you. Contact Carolyn Schlecker at carolyn@fringearts.com.
Empowerment Grant Applications are Now Open

The Empowerment Grant application process is now open. Do you have connections with a deserving NGO that has a deserving project?  
Save the Date

Finally, the Marketing and Fund Development Committee is planning a major fund raising event honoring Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan, LEWA and our founding members. Save the date MAY 3, 2018. Want to help with this fun project? Contact Nancy Alter at nanaalter@gmail.com.
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