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YWCA COVID-19 Statement

Friday, March 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., (March 20, 2020)—As an organization whose mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities, YWCA is dramatically scaling the direct service we provide in communities every day. During this unprecedented time of uncertainty around the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, more than 200 YWCA local associations… Continue Reading YWCA COVID-19 Statement

Congress Needs to Support Nonprofits Fighting Coronavirus on the Frontlines with Direct Funding, Says YWCA USA

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

For Immediate Release Contact Courtney Holsworth cholsworth@rabengroup.com 989-572-8162 Yolanda Raine Director, Marketing and Communications yraine@ywca.org 202-524-5331 Washington, D.C. — The relief package passed by the Senate today to deal with the coronavirus pandemic takes important steps to meet significant needs of America’s families including testing, paid leave, unemployment insurance, and nutrition assistance, but does not… Continue Reading Congress Needs to Support Nonprofits Fighting Coronavirus on the Frontlines with Direct Funding, Says YWCA USA

We Stand Against Gun Violence

Monday, August 5, 2019

For Immediate Release: Contact: Nancy Yasharoff 202.835.2364 | nyasharoff@ywca.org Statement from YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo: Today, our prayers and support are with the people of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.  Yet once again, we stand with communities that have been terrorized by active shooters whose only goal is to unleash fear, inflict pain… Continue Reading We Stand Against Gun Violence

Empowering Women and Lifting Diverse Voices: We Must Stand Together

Thursday, July 18, 2019

#RunAsYouAre Partners Statement on “The Squad” Joint Statement from YWCA USA, VoteRunLead, IGNITE, and United State of Women Rally cries and tweets calling for four elected women of color to “go back home” have, once again, revealed the depth of racism and gender bias that have hindered the leadership of women and people of color… Continue Reading Empowering Women and Lifting Diverse Voices: We Must Stand Together