YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting
peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all
With your help, we can continue to empower women and girls through a gift
of $100. All donations will go directly towards funding our empowerment
Please donate TODAY to
help us reach our goal of $10,000 by March 14, 2012.
It has been estimated that in 2012 there will be 226,870 new cases of
breast cancer in women, and an astonishing 39,510 deaths. Women with no
health insurance pay, on average, $250 to receive a mammogram.
Currently, the City offers a
Computer Skills course for $59 + a $10 registration fee, an out-of-pocket
cost that many of our participants cannot afford.
Pasadena-Foothill Valley asks you to give the gift of empowerment today!
Just For Girls program empowers
young girls of today in becoming successful female leaders of tomorrow, and
is offered at no cost.
is another free empowering program offered to the community, which teaches
technology education in a supportive, empowered, all-girl environment, for
middle and high school students.
month, we partner with Planned Parenthood of Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley to
women to take charge of their health by providing mammograms for low-income
women with little or no health insurance.
the community make the decision to better themselves and their family by
enrolling in our empowering
Parent Project course.
support and donations of community members such as yourself, you can make
it possible for the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley to continue offering
these services at little or no cost to those in need.
you will be inspired to join us in the fight to empower women and girls and
It is possible to
create a better future for the youth of today, but we cannot accomplish
this task alone. Please, give
the gift of empowerment and opportunity today!
Give online TODAY.
I was a participant in the Just
For Girls program back in 1999 when I was 8 years old until I was 14. I
LOVED going to our weekly meeting and talking about girly things that I
wouldn't have talked about if I wasn't in the program... I can honestly say
that the program provided me with knowledge and life skills that I use to
this day. I am now a college freshman at Sonoma State University and the
Just For Girls program is something that I have cherished in my heart; the
YWCA was definitely the foundation to my success."
~Erika Z., former JFG
Save the Date
Tuesday, March 20,
2012--6:00PM at Pasadena City College For a Celebration of International
Featuring the CSW Survival Guide Launch and a
special screening of:
A documentary film by Jennifer Siebal
Hosted by the Pasadena
Commission on the Status of Women, the Pasadena City College Feminist Club
and the NWPC-CA of Greater Pasadena
Human Services, Recreation and Housing Needs
What are we doing?
Pasadena residents are encouraged to share
input on the most significant human services, recreation and housing needs
for persons of all ages in the community. The City of Pasadena's Human
Services and Recreation Department and the Department of housing are
partnering to conduct a citywide needs assessment specifically for Pasadena
residents and their families. Surveys will be distributed and collected
throughout the City during March 2012.
For further information regarding the needs
assessment, and to find your local survey station, CLICK HERE! Thank you!
City of Pasadena
Evaluacion de Las
Necesidades de Los Servicios Humanos, Recreacion y de Vivienda
Que es lo que
Se esta alentando a los
residentes de Pasadena a aportar sus puntos de vista sobre las necesidades
mas significantes sobre Servicios Humanos, Recreacion y necesidades de
vivienda para personas de todas edades en la comunidad. El Departamento de
Servicios Humanos evaluacion de las necesidades de los residentes de
Pasadena y de sus familias. La encuestas seran distribuidas y recogidas por
toda la ciudad durante el mes de Marzo del 2012.
Para mas informacion de el
evaluacion de necesidades, y para encontrar la estacion de escuentas mas
cercana a su hogar, por favor haga clic aqui.
March is Women's History Month!
Join the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records
Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of
Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum in paying tribute to the generations of women
whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to
Before the 1970's, the topic of women's history was largely
missing from general public consciousness. To address this situation, the
Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the
Status of Women initiated a "Women's History Week" celebration in
1978 and chose the week of March 8 to coincide with International Women's
International Women's Day has been recognized since 1911,
making 2012 it's 101 year anniversary! The 2012 theme for International
Women's Day is "Empower Rural Women--End Hunger and Poverty."
Since the year 2000, International Women's Day is recognized as an official
holiday in 27 countries!
"Make a difference, think globally and act locally! Make
everyday International Women's Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future
for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding."
for more information and to find events near your hometown!
We Cannot Thank You Enough!
Thank you to the following for supporting the YWCA
Pasadena-Foothill Valley in the past quarter, December through February
Bank of the West
Virginia & John
Sandra Davis Houston
Wendy Gilmore Trust
Haines & Co.
Mr. & Mrs.
Teresa Lamb Simpson
Margaret Leong Checca
Tina Suet Ling Lam
Rose Marie Lowe
Michael & Suzanne
Ralph & Mary Perry
Jenie & Luis
Against Women Act: Join the YWCA in taking a stance on this crucial issue!
We can make a difference!
against women takes many forms, including domestic violence, sexual
assault, dating violence and stalking. These crimes impact millions of
individuals and families in every community in our nation. In 1994,
Congress passed the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a
comprehensive approach to addressing and ending violence against women.
VAWA established grants to create and improve law enforcement and
persecution strategies at the state and local levels and provides a
framework for collaboration between federal, state and local governments;
direct service providers; law enforcement personnel; prosecutors and the
courts. VAWA proves that it is possible to combat violence against women.
Yet, there is more work to be done.
The YWCA supports anti-violence policies that protect victims, hold
perpetrators accountable, and work to eradicate sexual assault and domestic
violence, trafficking of women and girls, and dating violence.
Specifically, we support the continuance and full funding for the Victims
of Crime Act (VOCA) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and legislation
that ensures employment stability and economic security for victims of
violence against women.
can you make a difference?
informed! Through a simple internet search and by registering for updates
through various women's groups, you can stay current with the latest
updates regarding the Violence Against Women's Act. It is important that
you know the difference between the truth and false accusations in regards
to this very important bill. Speak out! Spread the word by simply engaging
in conversation regarding the issue with your friends, family, colleagues,
and anyone you encounter in your day-to-day life.
When the time
comes, please take a moment to urge your Representative's support of the
Violence Against Women Act in Congress! Reach out to your Representative's
by writing a letter, sending an email, placing a phone call, and speaking
with them at community events or making a trip to their office! Together,
we can make a difference.
Donate Online TODAY!
contribution allows us to continue to offer our community:
For Girls enrichment and development program for the school-aged young
women of Pasadena
Justice work in our community
building efforts through public dialogue and our program initiatives
that women from all walks of life have a voice in our city, region and
Your generosity ensures
that we cultivate the next entrepreneur, the next engineer, the next
scientist or the next U.S. Speaker of the House!
Margaret Leong Checca
Barbara and John Madden
Carolyn and Lorraine Hancock
Contact Us To Be
Contact our Executive Director, Tamika Farr,
or any of the links below to find out how to be involved
- Volunteer. We are always recruiting women and girls
to join a committee or to volunteer in the office. Contact the Program Office.
- Make a gift of stock, real estate or money. Contact
the Development Office.
- Join the Mission Committee. Be a part of the
conversation. Contact Diane
- Join any one of our committees providing
administrative structure: Finance Committee, Development Committee, and
Nominating Committee. Contact Tamika
Farr, Executive Director.
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