A Multidisciplinary Approach to Community Health and Wellness
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
5:00 - 7:30 pm
at Independence LIVE
1919 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Women International Leaders of Greater Philadelphia (WIL) continues its education programming with A Multidisciplinary Approach to Community Health and Wellness featuring speaker Alexandra Wolkoff from South Philadelphia’s Puentes de Salud. The program explores various aspects of the Puentes history and model for service delivery, as well as the potential that emerges from a collaborative team of dedicated practitioners spanning nursing, law education, art, medicine and mental health. Puentes de Salud (Bridges of Health) serves the rapidly growing Latinx immigrant population of Philadelphia and surrounding counties through high-quality health care, education programs and community building initiatives.
Alexandra Wolkoff is the Director of Education at Puentes de Salud, overseeing education initiatives for children from early childhood through adolescence and their families, striving to foster positive, holistic youth and community development in direct collaboration with families. In the last two years she has also served as the liaison to the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College, where she co-teaches a class in conjunction with the Spanish, Health Studies, and Education Departments to foster increased alignment and partnership with immigrant-serving organizations and collaboratives.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Networking and Registration
6:00 - 6:15 p.m.WIL News and Updates
6:15 - 7:30 p.m. WIL Program
WIL members and guests attending for the first time attend free.
Returning Guests: $35.
Student Guests: $15.
Guests are welcome!
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
You Don't Have to be Melinda Gates: A panel discussion to how to begin to make a philanthropic difference.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Street Smart with Anna Bowden, CEO of Street Child US: an organization transforming the lives of child in Africa with low cost solutions for education.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Around the World with WIL: A panel discussion from the Travel Committee with highlights of WIL trips to Guatemala, Bolivia and Kenya.
Registration information will be posted closer to each program.
FUNraiser - November 5, 2015
WIL's first fundraising event celebrated the organization's tax-exempt status. Linda Resnick, former president of the organization, received the Bobbie Gohn Inspiration Award for cofounding WIL, as well as dedicating her nonprofit experience and activism for women’s rights to WIL. Leigh Carter, founding director of Fonkoze USA, received the Microfinance Innovator Award on behalf of Fonkoze for providing services to over 200,000 clients in Haiti. KPMG received the Corporate Supporter Award for serving as WIL’s principal corporate sponsor at that time.