WGI Worldwide, Inc. is an American international organization with operations in six cities across two continents. Through its work, WGI is educating people around the world to stop illiteracy. We mobilize the manpower and resources to assist the underprivileged in becoming literate. WGI is guided by the belief that our work is building a brighter future for the world.
WGI was founded as the Wilson Global Initiative on April 10th, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. WGI was founded by then 14 year old Chance Wilson - who was an eight grader at the time. Chance founded WGI after noticing a perplexing issue: many of his peers couldn't read or write. Turning his imagination to action, Chance realized this was a problem and he had to do something about it. WGI was born.
Since it’s inception, WGI has built a dynamic operating model that has scaled our work across many borders. WGI is a corporation domiciled in the State of Delaware, headquartered in Baton Rouge, and led by the below leadership team.