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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

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