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Taking Action to Support Child Care Providers on National Provider Appreciation Day

Thursday, May 6, 2021

by Glenda Mathis, CEO, YWCA of Lubbock In the last few decades, women have broken barriers in nearly every field and there has been real progress in the opportunities women found to prove that they have every bit of competence, courage, commitment, and contribution necessary to give the nation’s economy a stronger workforce. So what… Continue Reading Taking Action to Support Child Care Providers on National Provider Appreciation Day

Why It’s Important to Address Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Monday, April 26, 2021

A Q&A with Dr. Cynthia Langtiw, Clinical Psychologist and Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology This year, as a part of our Stand Against Racism campaign, YWCA focused our efforts around the theme, From Declarations to Change: Addressing Racism as a Public Health. Public health is, and always has been, central to racial justice… Continue Reading Why It’s Important to Address Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Shining a Light on How the American Rescue Plan Supports Women

Friday, April 2, 2021

by Melissa Gilliam, YWCA USA Policy & Advocacy Assistant As we close out Women’s History Month, women and marginalized communities continue to face countless challenges that started before the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges include inadequate access to affordable childcare, gender-based violence, and racial and gender wage gaps, which were exacerbated by the hardships brought on… Continue Reading Shining a Light on How the American Rescue Plan Supports Women

We’re Joining Forces with Secret Deodorant to Raise It Up for Secret Superhero Moms

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Last Thursday, we partnered with Secret Deodorant in the release of the #SecretSuperheroMom  campaign video series, which shares true, heartfelt stories of moms from  YWCA Local Associations who are holding  their families and  communities together during the pandemic. About 90% of moms worry they are not doing a good enough job, but 97% of kids… Continue Reading We’re Joining Forces with Secret Deodorant to Raise It Up for Secret Superhero Moms

The Current State of Black Women, Police Violence, and What We Are Doing About It

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

In the last year, our nation experienced great civil unrest which focused our collective consciousness on police violence and the ensuing protests shed light on the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, among many other Black people. These deaths were unacceptable and avoidable, but they only represent a small portion of the myriad… Continue Reading The Current State of Black Women, Police Violence, and What We Are Doing About It

YWCA and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

By Alessandra Bryant, Communications Associate Last year, the month of January was declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, highlighting the 20-year anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Although much has been done to improve victim assistance, prosecute traffickers, support survivors, and bring attention to the issue in the last 20… Continue Reading YWCA and the Fight Against Human Trafficking