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Not a Moment, but a Movement: YWCA’s Impact at Essence Fest 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Last week, YWCA USA, YWCA Lincoln, and YWCA Lower Cape Fear joined nearly half a million Black women in all their beauty and diversity in New Orleans for the largest ever Essence Festival. We were thrilled to launch a partnership with Essence’s Path to Power activation to highlight the important work our YWCAs do across the country to empower women,… Continue Reading Not a Moment, but a Movement: YWCA’s Impact at Essence Fest 2018

Families Belong Together and Free

Thursday, June 28, 2018

On Saturday, June 30, YWCA and many other organizations will be gathering in Washington, D.C. and communities across the country to say that families belong together and free – and to demand that this administration reunite families immediately and end family separation and detention. We encourage you to join us and hundreds of thousands of… Continue Reading Families Belong Together and Free

A Look Back at Our 2018 Leadership & Capacity Building Institute

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Just last week, YWCA USA hosted our biennial Leadership & Capacity Building Institute (LCBI) conference in San Antonio, Texas, welcoming over two hundred YWCA leaders from across the country for four days of trainings, panel discussions, and more. Together, we focused on engaging and addressing some of the many critical issues that define YWCA health,… Continue Reading A Look Back at Our 2018 Leadership & Capacity Building Institute

Dolores Huerta & Joan Ryan, YWCA AK

My Time at USOW 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

By Joan Ryan, Women’s Wellness Manager, YWCA Alaska It was Saturday, May 5th, at 6:30 in the morning when I joined the different YWCA delegates at the lobby of the Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles. It was as great start because I was so glad to meet other YWCA leaders from around the country, including… Continue Reading My Time at USOW 2018

It Starts with US!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

By Desiré Bennett, Advocacy Manager, YWCA Greater Cincinnati I stealthily slipped into the cavernous Shrine Auditorium about 20 minutes before it flooded with hordes of more than 6,000 other anxious women and girls (and some men) eager to score good seats. The auditorium was abuzz with stage hands, sound technicians, and musical talent running a… Continue Reading It Starts with US!