Because Strong Families Create Better Communities. Resident Spotlight: When you meet Sha’Tavia Presley, you would never guess what she has been through in her life: she is vibrant, positive, and focused. She and her two children are survivors of domestic violence, as well as a fire that destroyed her home and bakery business two years […]
…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 […]
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.
Wilson Commencement Park’s Early Learning Center (ELC) first opened its doors in 1991. Thanks to the leadership and dedication of G. Jean Howard, the ELC thrived and became a staple of quality early education and child care in Rochester’s lowest-income community. Wilson Commencement Park’s ELC primarily serves families from communities which experience significant concentrations of […]