creating community behind shields
YWCA Rockford is facilitating dialogue between law enforcement and Muslim and Latino groups to build mutual awareness and understanding, for not only communities of color, but also the police officers sworn to protect them.
affordable care act marketplace and enrollment
New Walk-In Enrollment Help
YWCA Computer Lab
(4990 East State Street)
Friday: 10:AM, 1:PM, 3:PM
Find health insurance that fits your budget and meets your family's needs at the new Health Insurance Marketplace. (Learn more...)
ywca rockford wins national racial justice award
June 10, 2013
YWCA of Rockford received the YWCA USA 2013 Association Excellence Award for its impact in the field of Racial Justice. YWCA Rockford competed against associations from across the country and was judged on its impact on the YWCA mission, “eliminating racism and empowering women.” (read more...)
mission video unveiled at leader luncheon XXXII
Eliminating racism and empowering women come together in this short video first shown at Leader Luncheon XXXII. (Watch the video)
Thank you to Keynote Speaker Naomi Tutu, our sponsors and donors, and all who attended the 2012 event.
ywca rockford public service announcement campaign
Our public service campaign reminds us that racism is greater than individual acts of violence or harassment. We are all responsible for being a part of effective and relevant conversations centered on discussing race. We hope these PSAs encourage that discussion.
The YWCA appreciates the partnership of local media outlets WIFR-23, WTVO-17/FOX 39, WREX-13, and the Rockford Register Star in
promoting the campaign:
• PSA 1: How Segregated is Your Life?
• PSA 2: How do Stereotypes Impact Your Relationships?
• PSA 3: Housing Discrimination Hurts Families
• PSA 4: Night Club Discrimination
• PSA 5: It's Racism
ywca featured in chromelight II for their work on racism
From left seated: Kris Kieper, CEO YWCA Rockford, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Board, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Pastor Annie Davis, Greater Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, and seated Rev. Matthew Johnson-Doyle, Unitarian Universalist Church.
"...In the fight against racism, the YWCA knows that it will need the involvement of people from many walks of life. This is why the cornerstone of their campaign to end racism is THE GOAL OF REACHING as many people as possible..." (read article)