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Why We March

Friday, September 29, 2017

By Alejandra Y. Castillo, YWCA USA CEO   This Saturday, thousands will gather for the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women, two marches converging into one to fight for racial equity, to denounce state violence and dismantle all forms of white supremacy. At YWCA, we are committed to eliminating racism by any means necessary and… Continue Reading Why We March

Another Attack on Healthcare!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Senate is back at it again. After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in July, Senators Cassidy (R-LA) and Graham (R-SC) have introduced another version of repeal and replace and are trying to move it through the Senate before the end of September! This bill is just as bad as the ones… Continue Reading Another Attack on Healthcare!

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