Wily's Summer Read: A Virtual Discussion with Steve Pemberton
The Wily Network hosted a virtual discussion on Monday, July 27th with Steve Pemberton on his book, A Chance in the World. The event was moderated by Carmen Ortiz-McGhee and with an introduction from Wily Scholar, J’Saun Bastien, BC ‘21. Click here to watch a recording of the event.
Where To Get The Book
We were pleased to partner with Boston’s Frugal Bookstore, the city’s only Black-owned bookstore, for Wily’s Summer Read. A Chance in the World is available for purchase at the Frugal Bookstore in Roxbury.
For further education, please check out their collection of books on racial justice and anti-racism. For those not local to Boston, here is a list of Black-owned bookstores across the country.
Please consider supporting Wily this month by shopping online at Serve Kindness. Serve Kindness sells beautiful handblown glass bowls, made locally in Essex, Massachusetts. They regularly donate 10% of their proceeds to many local non-profits, with a goal of creating a ripple effect in their community. Their products can be bought online as well as at many events throughout the season, listed here.
Shop online from this collection between December 2 – 6, and 20% of their proceeds will go to the Wily Network. Thank you to Melissa Brooks and Jillian Darling of Serve Kindness for supporting Wily this holiday season!
Shopping Event at juju - Concord
On November 6th, 2019, juju hosted a shopping event in Concord, and donated a portion of the proceeds to the Wily Network. Attendees had the opportunity to support a student by purchasing items (such as winter coat or hat & glove set) that the students were able to select themselves during a separate shopping event.
An Evening to Learn and Grow
Please join us for the Wily Network’s 2nd Annual Speaker Series: An Evening to Learn and Grow
Featuring James O’S. Morton, Esq. President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Boston
Presenting the 2020 Wily Pack Award in honor of Stevie and David Spina.
Join us for an inspirational evening about the power of your story and how to share it with others. We encourage you to bring friends.
Thank You To Our Sponsors!
Shopping Event at Lyn Evans - Wellesley
Lyn Evans hosted a shopping event in Wellesley on Thursday, November 21st, and donated a portion of the proceeds to the Wily Network!
There was wine & cheese, shopping, contributions from local Wellesley shops, and a giving tree for attendees to donate directly to Wily!
During February and March of 2018, the Wily Network participated in Power Launch’s Charity Warriors Challenge, an annual fundraising competition and accelerator for women-led nonprofits.
On February 7, 2019, the Wily Network held its first event of the year at Dana Hall School to honor a Wily Scholar and listen to a presentation on the power of relationships on life after college.