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YWCA Works to Prevent Violence on College Campuses during Back-to-School Season

Friday, September 10, 2021

In conjunction with the back-to-school season, during September we observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month to encourage conversations about awareness and prevention of violence at colleges and universities across the country. On average, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime and 1 in 5 women are… Continue Reading YWCA Works to Prevent Violence on College Campuses during Back-to-School Season

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Women’s Equality Day

Thursday, August 26, 2021

By Elisha Rhodes, interim CEO and COO of YWCA The fight for women’s rights is one that is ongoing, fraught with challenges, and intrinsically tied to the struggle for racial justice—and now we are even more so reminded of this in the annual celebrations marking women’s suffrage in the U.S. Today is Women’s Equality Day,… Continue Reading Women’s Equality Day

YWCA Helps Youth Return Strong During Back-to-School Season

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

During the month of August, many communities across the nation are immersed in the back-to-school season, and this year, many are grappling with new challenges posed by COVID-19. With students around the globe facing the effects of the covid learning slide, increased social challenges, as well as lockdowns and disruptions to the educational calendar, it… Continue Reading YWCA Helps Youth Return Strong During Back-to-School Season

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To Protect Our Kids and Save Lives, Eliminate All Flavored Tobacco Products

Thursday, August 12, 2021

By Portia Reddick White, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids While our nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we can’t forget another public health crisis that is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States – tobacco use. As our kids return to in person schooling, we cannot forget… Continue Reading To Protect Our Kids and Save Lives, Eliminate All Flavored Tobacco Products

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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