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Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

As YWCA marked our 13th annual Stand Against Racism, we focused on raising awareness and highlighting the injustices faced by immigrant women and families. In DC, YWCA USA kicked off this year’s campaign by hosting a policy briefing on April 25th, on “Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women.” As an organization dedicated to eliminating… Continue Reading Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women

When I Dare To Be Powerful

Thursday, April 25, 2019

By Saida Agostini, Director of Capacity Building, YWCA USA When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. — Audre Lorde When I first read these words in Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider, I just sat the book… Continue Reading When I Dare To Be Powerful

Join Us: Take A Stand Against Racism

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

As an organization that has been working for justice for over 160 years, we at YWCA know how important it is to continue having dialogue and building community among those who work for racial justice, and to relentlessly persist in raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. That’s why, every… Continue Reading Join Us: Take A Stand Against Racism

Simply Hiring People of Color Is Not a Racial Equity Strategy

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sharing the Burden of Racial Equity Work in the Workplace By Lily Eisner, Policy & Program Assistant, YWCA USA I’m going to let you in on an uncomfortable secret: diversity does not spontaneously create racial equity. So often, organizations believe fighting racism in the workplace begins and ends with increasing representation. Unfortunately, this is only… Continue Reading Simply Hiring People of Color Is Not a Racial Equity Strategy

Youth LEADS: Working to End Gender-Based Violence Among Youth

Youth LEADS: Working to End Gender-Based Violence Among Youth

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

By Asha Kuziwa, Field Organizer, YWCA USA From ending gun violence to combating climate change, young people are leading the way and working to drive real, lasting change in our communities and across the country. Despite this, young people have rarely been included in the conversation around one major, glaring epidemic of our time: ending… Continue Reading Youth LEADS: Working to End Gender-Based Violence Among Youth

YWCA USA Receives Grant from Google to Support Girls in STEM

Friday, March 22, 2019

For Immediate Release: Nancy Yasharoff nyasharoff@ywca.org | 202.835.2365 Washington, DC, March 19, 2019 – Google.org is awarding $5M to YWCA USA, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and UnidosUS, as part of the company’s larger $25 million commitment in 2019 to increase Black and Latinx students’ access to computer science and artificial intelligence education across the United… Continue Reading YWCA USA Receives Grant from Google to Support Girls in STEM