WAOU is a community-focused non-profit organization based in Palm Springs. We work to promote equity, well-being, and opportunity for all.
Our diverse team of local individuals is passionate about making a difference in our communitiesand tomake sure everyone regardless of their background, ethnicity or religion has the chance to thrive.
It is December 2020, and Lauren Bruggemans, John Epps, and Jilska Chandrasena have just received confirmation for registering We Are One United as a new nonprofit and social enterprise organization.
Virtual Cafés gave us the chance to meet people, network, and gain new skills during the pandemic.
It is June 2021 and We Are One United official logo and branding is born!
We are always happy to transition from online to offline, in person! Let's learn and discover new things together.
Say hi to us at James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center in July 2022. Our team has welcomed four new members, and this event marked our first significant gathering together.
September 2022 marks a new beginning for our Virtual Cafés. We have grown bigger, become more diverse, and have created a network of local professionals.
We started 2023 with a bang! We found new team members and came up with amazing new programs and opportunities for the upcoming year.
We are proud to announce that our Career Fair was held on March 30th, 2023, at Palm Springs High School. As part of the program, we had the privilege of hosting a professional and experienced panel, providing invaluable insights and guidance.
We are happy to welcome our diverse and passionate Community Resource Specialist Team. We meets regularly to address important topics, collaborate with local professionals, and make a positive impact in the community.
There is power in companionship and community. We are delighted that each day we continue to grow and explore more possibilities in our communities.
We Are One United is an organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential to our mission. We believe that it is essential to our mission of providing care and support to our communities.