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YWCA SOTU Statement

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

In response to the President’s State of the Union address on March 1, 2022, YWCA USA CEO Margaret Mitchell released the following statement: “At a time when women of color continue to bear the brunt of the economic and health impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic including skyrocketing caregiving needs –all while facing systemic barriers… Continue Reading YWCA SOTU Statement

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YWCA SCOTUS Announcement Statement

Friday, February 25, 2022

Today, President Biden honored his campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court of the United States. As an organization dedicated to empowering women and girls and eliminating racism, YWCA USA CEO, Margaret Mitchell, issued the following statement: “Over the course of its history, the Supreme Court of the United States… Continue Reading YWCA SCOTUS Announcement Statement

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YWCA Statement on the Verdicts in the Trial of Three Georgia Men in Connection with the Death of Ahmaud Arbery

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

In the trial of three Georgia men (Travis McMichael; Gregory McMichael; and William “Roddie” Bryan) charged with Federal Hate Crimes and Attempted Kidnapping in Connection with the Death of Ahmaud Arbery, Elisha Rhodes, Interim CEO and COO, has issued the following statement: “As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family, friends, and loved ones,… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on the Verdicts in the Trial of Three Georgia Men in Connection with the Death of Ahmaud Arbery

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YWCA Urges Swift Senate Action Following House Passage of Build Back Better Act

Friday, November 19, 2021

After an all-night debate, the U.S. House of Representatives finally passed the Build Back Better Act taking a significant step forward toward investing in the country’s social infrastructure and providing long overdue support for the women and families hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the vote, YWCA USA Interim CEO & COO, Elisha Rhodes,… Continue Reading YWCA Urges Swift Senate Action Following House Passage of Build Back Better Act

HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN YWCA USA AND STILLMAN COLLEGE WILL ESTABLISH THE FIRST YWCA ON AN HBCU CAMPUS, THE VIVIAN MALONE JONES YWCA

Historic partnership between YWCA USA and Stillman College will establish new YWCA on an HBCU campus, the Vivian Malone Jones YWCA

Friday, November 5, 2021

  For media inquiries, please contact: Yolanda Raine Senior Director, Marketing and Communications yraine@ywca.org 202-524-5331 YWCA and Stillman College announce a partnership to develop a multiuse community facility serving students, staff, and Tuscaloosa’s West End community. (Washington, D.C., November 5, 2021) – YWCA USA announced a groundbreaking partnership with the storied Alabama HBCU, Stillman College, that will bring… Continue Reading Historic partnership between YWCA USA and Stillman College will establish new YWCA on an HBCU campus, the Vivian Malone Jones YWCA