WFO Board of Directors Promotes Mahogany Charlton as new Executive Director! Strong Planned Succession Maximizes Talent, Minimizes Risk
WFO's former Executive Director Darice Jones, along with the full Board of Directors, executed a planned succession during the last months of 2016 - passing the torch to current Executive Director, Mahogany Charlton. Jones will stay on to consult for 1/2 of Q1, after spending months training her extremely qualified replacement. The talented and energetic Charlton has worked in every area of WFO programs during her nearly 7 years of increasing leadership within the organization. With a strong background in recruitment, HR, and management Charlton looks forward to executing her 3 point vision for WFO in the years to come. Charlton has planned a Meet the New ED event at Max's restaurant in Oakland's City Center on January 31st where she will unveil her plan.
14 Monument Impact Clients Graduate from Pathways
There were 14 graduates from our Q1 Pathways course! Vangie Lopez instructed the course in Spanish during the 3-week intensive held at Monument Impact. Clients learned essential career development tools for job retention and advancement.
"Now I have really good tools to succeed. I learned tips to use at a job and to look professional. Thank you Pathways for your support." -Yesenia Alvarez, Pathways Participant
"The Pathways Program was valuable to me because it gave me the tools to progress in my goals and gave me the tools to have better communication." -Alejandra Sanchez, Pathways Participant
New Partnership with K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers
WFO secured an in-kind clothing partnership with K .I .D.S F as hion Delivers , a nonprofit organization that unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy. With this partnership, WFO will receive new and gently used clothing from Gap Inc. bimonthly!