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From Banned to Superstars, History of Women in the Olympics

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

By Alessandra Bryant The Olympic Games has long been considered a symbol for global cooperation, comradery, and friendly competition that provides us the chance to take pride in our nations. But it hasn’t always been an inclusive space for the largest segment of our population: women. Banned from the first global event, women weren’t allowed… Continue Reading From Banned to Superstars, History of Women in the Olympics

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YWCA Celebrates WOC Entrepreneurs at the YWomen Pitch Competition

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A central part of the YWCA mission is to empower women. As a result, we work tirelessly to ensure that women have access to resources such as child care, housing, economic empowerment, and professional development opportunities that level the playing field, allowing women and their families to thrive. According to the National Association of Women… Continue Reading YWCA Celebrates WOC Entrepreneurs at the YWomen Pitch Competition

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 YWCA Summer Camps and Programming Help Kids Beat the “COVID Slide”

Thursday, July 22, 2021

This summer, YWCA knows that due to the covid learning slide, kids need extra support to get them back-to-school ready for the 2021-2022 year. That is why YWCA local associations across our network have been busy offering camps and other summer programming to uplift our youth despite the structural, social, and educational challenges posed by… Continue Reading  YWCA Summer Camps and Programming Help Kids Beat the “COVID Slide”

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In Solidarity We Build: YWCA Convenes Historic Racial Justice Summit Alongside Fellow Changemakers & Activists

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

As our network responds to the immense shift in the national reckoning around racism and the need for systemic change following the uprisings in defense of Black lives, and in the wake of Derek Chauvin’s sentencing last month, we recognize that YWCA stands at the intersection of race and gender and is uniquely poised to… Continue Reading In Solidarity We Build: YWCA Convenes Historic Racial Justice Summit Alongside Fellow Changemakers & Activists

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Trans or Cis, Women Are Stronger Together

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

By Alessandra Bryant and Kendal Edwards YWCA has always been at the forefront of the women’s rights movement, empowering women since our inception over 160 years ago. For this reason, we remain committed to centering the experiences of BIPOC communities, LGBTQIA+ folks, survivors of gender-based violence, people with disabilities, and immigrant, low income, and unhoused… Continue Reading Trans or Cis, Women Are Stronger Together