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    The Rewards of Being a WACS Mentor – Laneika Musalini

    The Rewards of being a WACS Mentor Being a WACS Mentor has been the highlight of my year! Once a participant in the program, I never dreamed that I would be fortunate enough to pour back into another single mom trying to further her education. My experience many years ago is so very different from […]

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    WACS Grads Celebrate at the Cottage

    Friday, May 6, brought lots of celebration and love to the WACS Cottage on the AIM Campus. The WACS program is well known for rejoicing at milestones, and graduation from both college and the program are two of the biggest milestones a participant can achieve. Several of the participants and their mentors dropped in for […]

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    WACS Kids Enjoy Easter Egg Hunt at The Legacy

    On March 26, 2016, WACS participants and their children gathered together to celebrate Easter at The Legacy of Anderson. Each year, Christy Tripp, Marketing Director at The Legacy, organizes the hunt, providing an opportunity for inter-generational fun. The WACS kids are provided with Easter baskets with items donated from the community and assembled by volunteers. […]

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    Michael’s donates over 1,000 to WACS Literacy Library

    If you have visited Michael’s over the past few months, it is likely the cashier asked you if you’d like to donate $1.00 to purchase a book for children at AIM. Over $1,000 came in, resulting in a massive donation on March 17, 2016, of 1,020 books to jump start the new WACS Children’s Literacy Library. […]

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    Electritex Opens WACS Clothing Closet

    Tracie Craft of Electritex said she had extra space in the plant and decided to dedicate a hallway with five rooms to the women of AIM and bring back the career closet. An Electritex employee’s wife is a manager of one of the Cato stores in Anderson that was able to donate clothing to the […]

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    Former WACS Grads Earn Athena Awards

    On June 25, 2015, 2 former WACS Graduates were honored with the Athena Award and Athena Young Professional Award from the Anderson Chamber of Commerce. Laneika Musalini was wordless for a few moments after she was recognized as the Athena Young Professional.   Tracy Bowie, Executive Director of Foothills Alliance, came into the WACS Program […]

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    Yaniqua Thomas Enjoying New Teaching Role

    WACS participant Yaniqua Thomas, majoring in Business Leadership at Anderson University, is enjoying the challenge of her new job.  She is with SC State University’s EFNEP program – Expansion Food and Nutritional Education Program.