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YWCA Vermont Executive Director Deb Jorschick

 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

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Trans or Cis, Women Are Stronger Together

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

By Alessandra Bryant and Kendal Edwards YWCA has always been at the forefront of the women’s rights movement, empowering women since our inception over 160 years ago. For this reason, we remain committed to centering the experiences of BIPOC communities, LGBTQIA+ folks, survivors of gender-based violence, people with disabilities, and immigrant, low income, and unhoused… Continue Reading Trans or Cis, Women Are Stronger Together

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Supporting Our Young People During Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond

Friday, May 28, 2021

By Barb Solish, Director of Youth and Young Adult Initiatives, National Alliance on Mental Illness We are more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, which upended life as we knew it and caused a generation of Americans to miss out on milestones and activities such as prom, sports, and graduation. As many transition to… Continue Reading Supporting Our Young People During Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond

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A Story of Empowerment, Education, & Advocacy: How YWCA Supports AAPI Communities

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Year-round, YWCA demands justice and provides support to diverse communities across the country with the vision of forging a world where women, girls, and people of color can thrive. Observances such as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month allow us to celebrate, reflect, and uplift one of the unique communities close to our hearts.… Continue Reading A Story of Empowerment, Education, & Advocacy: How YWCA Supports AAPI Communities

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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