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Simply Hiring People of Color Is Not a Racial Equity Strategy

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sharing the Burden of Racial Equity Work in the Workplace By Lily Eisner, Policy & Program Assistant, YWCA USA I’m going to let you in on an uncomfortable secret: diversity does not spontaneously create racial equity. So often, organizations believe fighting racism in the workplace begins and ends with increasing representation. Unfortunately, this is only… Continue Reading Simply Hiring People of Color Is Not a Racial Equity Strategy

Youth LEADS: Working to End Gender-Based Violence Among Youth

Youth LEADS: Working to End Gender-Based Violence Among Youth

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

By Asha Kuziwa, Field Organizer, YWCA USA From ending gun violence to combating climate change, young people are leading the way and working to drive real, lasting change in our communities and across the country. Despite this, young people have rarely been included in the conversation around one major, glaring epidemic of our time: ending… Continue Reading Youth LEADS: Working to End Gender-Based Violence Among Youth

YWCA USA Receives Grant from Google to Support Girls in STEM

Friday, March 22, 2019

For Immediate Release: Nancy Yasharoff nyasharoff@ywca.org | 202.835.2365 Washington, DC, March 19, 2019 – Google.org is awarding $5M to YWCA USA, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and UnidosUS, as part of the company’s larger $25 million commitment in 2019 to increase Black and Latinx students’ access to computer science and artificial intelligence education across the United… Continue Reading YWCA USA Receives Grant from Google to Support Girls in STEM

Remember Whose Land You’re On: The 2019 Indigenous People’s Movement

Friday, January 18, 2019

By Lily Eisner, Policy & Program Assistant, YWCA USA Today, January 18, 2019, Indigenous people from around the world are joining together in Washington, D.C. to bring awareness to the issues and injustices facing Indigenous individuals, families, communities, and lands. The first-ever Indigenous Peoples March, organized by international grassroots collective Indigenous Peoples Movement, represents incredible… Continue Reading Remember Whose Land You’re On: The 2019 Indigenous People’s Movement

Women Stand In Solidarity: #BelieveSurvivors

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time and time again, it is women who, when confronted with the gut-wrenching challenges of our time—sexual harassment, racism, economic adversity, and more—find the strength to work relentlessly to move society to a better place. We create real, positive and transformational change through our actions, through our voices, and through our vote. When the powerful… Continue Reading Women Stand In Solidarity: #BelieveSurvivors

From Suffrage to a Seat at the Table

Friday, August 24, 2018

  By Saryn Francis, Communications Associate, YWCA USA  August 26th is known to many as Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. Although this was a momentous day in women’s history, it is important to recognize that not all women were actually… Continue Reading From Suffrage to a Seat at the Table