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Rise Up & DREAM

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

By Faye Washington, President & CEO, YWCA Greater Los Angeles It is time to RISE: to the aid of those who need us most. It is time to say that these are OUR children. This is OUR citizenry. Because at the very core of our American legal and civil society is the belief in freedom from oppression… Continue Reading Rise Up & DREAM

Child Care and Development Block Grant: Crucial for working families

Monday, September 11, 2017

  By Kathy Westra with Cindy Hoffman, VP of Marketing and Communications, YWCA USA Congress has been deep in budget work for fiscal year 2018 since early spring. YWCAs across the country rely on federal funding to support local communities in our important work to empower women and eliminate racism. Magdeline (Maggie) Jensen, CEO of YWCA… Continue Reading Child Care and Development Block Grant: Crucial for working families

Showing Up Against Hate: Why YWCA Boston Marched

Thursday, August 31, 2017

By Beth Chandler, YWCA Boston Chief Operating Officer Saturday, August 12, 2017, the unspeakable happened as white supremacists and Neo-Nazis organized around hate and perpetrated violence in Charlottesville, VA. At least 19 counter-protestors were injured, and one, Heather Heyer, was killed. Shortly after we learned about the violence in Charlottesville, news spread of a “Free Speech” rally… Continue Reading Showing Up Against Hate: Why YWCA Boston Marched

Joy Hashimoto, A Woman Unafraid

Thursday, July 20, 2017

We are saddened by the passing of Joy T. Hashimoto (1927-2017), a YWCA leader and an inspiration. Born in California to Dr. George Y. and Mary Takeyama, she and her younger brother George had happy childhoods in Los Angeles, and spent summers at her grandparents’ farm. During World War II, her entire family was sent… Continue Reading Joy Hashimoto, A Woman Unafraid

Bold Mission, Bright Future: Reflecting on the 2017 YWCA USA National Conference

Thursday, June 29, 2017

YWCA USA’s recent 2017 National Conference was a busy, inspiring few days filled with advocacy, discussion, and inspiration. From pre-conference sessions and deep-dive workshops, to Capitol Hill Day and the Women of Distinction gala, this year’s conference was a way for YWCA leaders across the country to gather, inspire each other, learn and strategize, and nurture… Continue Reading Bold Mission, Bright Future: Reflecting on the 2017 YWCA USA National Conference

Health care repeal bill will put millions at risk & rollback critical gains for women

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Senate’s version of a health care repeal bill has been leaked, and it is just as mean as the House’s. It rolls back critical healthcare gains for women, children, and families that currently exist under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and puts them all at risk. In case you forgot, this bill was created… Continue Reading Health care repeal bill will put millions at risk & rollback critical gains for women

2017 Women of Distinction Awards: Working towards a bold mission, bright future

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Starting tomorrow, hundreds of folks from YWCAs across the country will arrive in Washington, D.C., for our 2017 National Conference! Over four days of advocacy work, education, inspiration, and community, we will continue to affirm the strength, courage, and vision of the YWCA network, and to work towards our bold mission and bright future. How… Continue Reading 2017 Women of Distinction Awards: Working towards a bold mission, bright future