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News2021-10-02T19:55:49-04:00

Wily News

Viewpoint: How universities can improve responsiveness to students’ mental health issues

Leaves of absence are a common choice for college students dealing with physical or mental health challenges; they take a semester off to take care of their health, and ideally return to school ready to learn. But there isn’t much data out there about [...]

Fall Community Day 2021

Would you believe that a month into the school year, there were some Scholars we had only met through the computer screen? Fall Community Day changed all that. The first in-person Community Day we’ve had in two years was a refreshing chance to catch up with old friends and welcome new students into the community. We kicked off the event by [...]

By |October 5, 2021|

Judi Alperin King: The Head of the Wily Network on Basic Needs and Belonging for Students on Their Own

The Mary Christie Institute researches the emotional and behavioral health of young adults, with a special focus on college students. Read their profile of the Wily Network, based on an interview with Founder and Executive Director Judi Alperin King and Wily Scholar Victor. Judi and Victor explain what it really means for Wily to “support” [...]

By |August 25, 2021|

The Wily Network Practice Highlight: National Research Collaborative for Foster Alumni and Higher Education Newsletter

“Wily has done so much for me, even though I’ve only been a member for just over a year. They have been there at my lowest and highest moments,” says Mathieu. Mathieu and Chantel discuss how they got involved with Wily, their experience with the organization, and their vision for its future. [...]

By |October 30, 2020|

First scholar from Boston nonprofit for struggling youth, The Wily Network, graduates from UMass Dartmouth

Read an interview with Eric James, the first ever Wily Scholar, by the Boston Herald. James discusses his journey from being unsure how he was going to “live on a daily basis” to graduating UMass Dartmouth with a degree in criminal justice and three courthouse internships under his belt. [...]

By |February 16, 2020|
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