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YWCA Hispanic Heritage

20 Latina Trailblazers Who Are Reshaping U.S. History for All Womxn

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

During this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, YWCA USA is thrilled to highlight these Latina trailblazers for their groundbreaking contributions in the fields of advocacy, civil rights, legal, media, science and sports. After learning more about them, make sure to follow them to stay up to date on how they continue to pave the way for… Continue Reading 20 Latina Trailblazers Who Are Reshaping U.S. History for All Womxn

Andrea Monzón

The Power of My Latina Vote

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

By Andrea Monzón, Operations & Governance Coordinator, YWCA USA My father arrived as an asylum seeker from Cuba when he was 6 years old. My mother was 21 when she left Peru in pursuit of romance. Their first meeting happened in a south Florida office. I grew up with mixed feelings about speaking a language… Continue Reading The Power of My Latina Vote

Cara Mazzei YWCA Oahu

Challenges and Opportunities: Census and Elections in the Aloha State

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

By Cara Mazzei, CFRE, Director of Development & Community Relations, YWCA Oahu There is an important connection between census data and the ability of YWCA to advance its mission. Measuring a state’s demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics is vital. Not only does it determine each state’s political representation in Congress, it also affects the… Continue Reading Challenges and Opportunities: Census and Elections in the Aloha State

Magdalena Verdugo

Shaping the Future, One Milestone at a Time with YWCA of Southern Arizona

Monday, September 28, 2020

By Magdalena Verdugo, CEO, YWCA Southern Arizona This Hispanic Heritage Month, YWCA is committed to sharing the stories of members of this community within our YWCA sisterhood. We’re proud to elevate the words and story of Magdalena Verdugo, CEO of YWCA of Southern Arizona. Her impact within her community has been profound and for her… Continue Reading Shaping the Future, One Milestone at a Time with YWCA of Southern Arizona

Catalysts for Change Introducing the YWCA CDFI Map

Catalysts for Change: Introducing the YWCA CDFI Map

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

By Liz Lopez Partnerships between YWCAs and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) bring needed resources to women, who are critically important economic drivers in some of our nation’s most vulnerable communities. Both YWCAs and CDFIs focus on social justice and empowerment. Both seek to build access to financial tools that support inclusion in the economic mainstream for rural, urban, and Native communities. Both seek to eliminate systemic racism and discrimination.… Continue Reading Catalysts for Change: Introducing the YWCA CDFI Map

Talking to Kids About Racism

Thursday, August 27, 2020

This summer has challenged us when it comes to how we approach conversations about racism and the systemic racial injustices that permeate our society. From social media slide-show style infographics to restructuring diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout corporate America, there has been a national “call-in” for discussions on race relations. It’s on the news, and it’s even been on Nickelodeon. At YWCA, we’ve been sounding the alarm… Continue Reading Talking to Kids About Racism