Wings For Succes to open Kennett Square facility


Ingrid Lis

KENNETT SQUARE — Wings for Success, which provides work-appropriate attire and advice to women in need who are seeking employment, announced Tuesday that its new satellite facility at 457 Birch Street will be open to serve clients on Monday, January 5, 2015. Ingrid Lis has been hired as program manager for the new location.

Lis holds an Associate Degree in Education from Delaware County Community College. Her past work experience includes both paid and volunteer work at several Chester County nonprofits, including the Chester County Intermediate Unit and the Brandywine YMCA.  She maintains certification as an Interpreter (Spanish/English), which provides her with a range of communication strategies and skills, in addition to fluent bilingual capacity.

“Ingrid is passionate about helping families in need, and most of our clients are mothers, so we are delighted to have her join our team,” says Wings for Success Board President Mary Pat Knauss. “Her local roots and community connections will serve her well as she recruits and trains volunteers, helps clients referred by a wide range of agencies to learn about Wings and our services, and maintains a welcoming, well-stocked space for clients. Her fluency in Spanish and English is a plus, given the large Spanish-speaking population in Southern Chester County.”

Since its founding in 1997, Wings for Success has served more than 8,000 women seeking to move forward from challenging circumstances such as homelessness, domestic abuse, and recovery from addiction. Personal stylists work with clients to select up to two weeks’ worth of flattering work-appropriate outfits, shoes and accessories valued at approximately $500. Beyond wardrobe assistance, Wings for Success also offers workshops to help women gain the confidence to look, feel and do their best.

The public is invited to attend an open house at the new Kennett Square facility at 457 Birch Street on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, from 4 to 7 pm.  Those so inclined are encouraged to bring a piece of new or gently-used jewelry to build the site’s inventory of accessories. Come celebrate as Wings for Success spreads its wings in Southern Chester County.

From locations in Frazer and Kennett Square, Wing for Success helps women in need to progress on the road to economic self-sufficiency by outfitting and equipping them for the workplace. Visit or call 610-644-6323 to learn more about supporting or benefitting from Wings for Success.

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