The ties that bind us are far stronger than the ties that divide us. In the world today, we often hear more about the issues that make us different rather than the universal hopes and dreams that pull us together. Here at Wilson Commencement Park (WCP), we see a common need among our residents and […]
…the cycle of homelessness for single parent families.
…children to enter “kindergarten” school ready.
…single parents realize their unique potential.
…families’ dependence on public assistance.
…families’ ability to access childcare.
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In 1991, the Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation established Wilson Commencement Park (WCP) to help low-income, single-parent families transition from public assistance to financial independence and personal self-sufficiency. WCP is a self-contained “community” where residents can live for 24 to 36 month in attractive and affordable housing and receive comprehensive care management, educational […]
“WCP was my lifeline to stability at a time when everything around me was crumbling. With their support and guidance, I found my way to a positive future!” - WCP Graduate A. Lawrence. Since 1991, WCP programs have made an enormous impact on the lives of over 800 parents and over 1400 children. Through donations made […]
To provide comprehensive, quality resources and services to low-income, single-parent families so that they can develop assets to improve their family stability, increase their economic independence, and strengthen the community.