DiversityInc Profiles WANDA Mom, Charisse

WANDA alumna Charisse Fontes shares her story in this DiversityInc article, “Race, Homelessness and the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility.” Read the full article: https://bit.ly/3YWZ3u5

“When Fontes was homeless, she was determined to improve her children’s lives. . .

Fontes is thankful for the private landlord that rented her an apartment, despite having poor credit. She benefited from WANDA, a program that taught her and other single mothers about financial literacy. WANDA is supported by sponsors and partners, including Capital One (No. 22 on DiversityInc’s 2022 Top 50 companies for Diversity list). The program connected her with a mentor who encouraged her to set goals.

Fontes survived homelessness and is now a business owner that helps companies evolve or transform their culture.”

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