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We Stand Against Racism because We Can’t Wait: We Need Equity & Justice Now!

Friday, May 6, 2022

At YWCA, we believe that our country was founded on the idea of building a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. However, more than two hundred years later, this vision has yet to be fully realized. That is why this year’s theme for Stand Against Racism, We Can’t Wait: Equity and… Continue Reading We Stand Against Racism because We Can’t Wait: We Need Equity & Justice Now!

Take the Challenge & Stand Against Racism with YWCAs Across the Nation!

Friday, April 8, 2022

Addressing racial and systemic inequality by engaging in social justice work is in our DNA. As a leader among racial justice organizations, we know that addressing long standing systemic inequalities is hard work that will take generations. At YWCA USA, we are proud of the tireless work of YWCAs across the country that continue to… Continue Reading Take the Challenge & Stand Against Racism with YWCAs Across the Nation!

The Unsung Legacy of Black Feminism: From Jane Crow to Intersectionality

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

At YWCA, our mission is inspired by the perspectives of Black feminists who have consistently transformed the fights for gender equity and racial justice. During Black Herstory Month, we’re celebrating Black feminism and centering the work of powerful Black sheroes past and present doing the critical work to eliminate racism and empower women. As leaders… Continue Reading The Unsung Legacy of Black Feminism: From Jane Crow to Intersectionality

YWCA Celebrates a Legacy of Girls & Women in Sports

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Did you know that until 1993, high school level girls’ athletes were only allowed to play half-court basketball? At the time, the half-court version of the game was widely considered more ‘appropriate for the delicate nature of girls’. These days biases against female athletes occur less often and questions about strength and whether they look… Continue Reading YWCA Celebrates a Legacy of Girls & Women in Sports

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YWCA Uplifts WOC Entrepreneurs at Recent Pitch Competitions

Friday, December 17, 2021

This year, and for the first time ever, the YWCA Women’s Empowerment 360° (YW WE360°) program hosted not one, but three pitch competitions to allow women entrepreneurs from across the YWCA network a chance to compete for funding to support their growing businesses. Back in July, YWCA hosted our first ever YWomen Start It Up virtual pitch… Continue Reading YWCA Uplifts WOC Entrepreneurs at Recent Pitch Competitions

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Giving Tuesday: Helping Women and Girls Become Equal, Powerful, & Unstoppable!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Today is Giving Tuesday, it’s a day the world has decided to give together. We’ve set a big goal for today, and hope to raise $250,000 to support women, girls, and people of color in the communities we serve across the nation. This year, our #GivingTuesday campaign theme is Give To Her or #GiveToHerTuesday, because… Continue Reading Giving Tuesday: Helping Women and Girls Become Equal, Powerful, & Unstoppable!