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YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders at Women of Distinction Awards Gala!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For Immediate Release May 22, 2014 Media Contacts: Veronica Byrd (202-835-2361); vbyrd@ywca.org James Grant (917-626-1300); james@jamesgrantpr.com YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders at Women of Distinction Awards Gala! Honorees Include Sister Simone Campbell, Activist Gaby Pacheco, Deloitte LLP, and Military Leader Jaspen Boothe    Robin Givens to Host the YWCA USA Women of Distinction Awards Gala Washington, D.C. – YWCA… Continue Reading YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders at Women of Distinction Awards Gala!

Soledad O’Brien Racial Justice Award Press Release

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014 Media Contacts: Veronica Byrd, 202-835-2361, vbyrd@ywca.org James Grant, 917-626-1300, james@jamesgrantpr.com Soledad O’Brien to Receive Dorothy I. Height Racial Justice Award at YWCA USA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Award-Winning Journalist Recognized by Historic Women’s Organization for Her Contributions to Racial Justice Washington, D.C. — Award-winning broadcast journalist, executive producer, advocate and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien… Continue Reading Soledad O’Brien Racial Justice Award Press Release

February 3, 2014 – YWCA USA Responds to House GOP Principles on Immigration Reform

Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014 Media Contact: Marla Caulk (202-835-2368); mcaulk@ywca.org James Grant (917-626-1300); james@jamesgrantpr.com YWCA USA Responds to House GOP Principles on Immigration Reform Washington, D.C. – After House Republican leaders released their principles for immigration reform last week, Desiree Hoffman, Director of Advocacy for the YWCA USA, issued the following statement: “The YWCA USA remains committed to keeping… Continue Reading February 3, 2014 – YWCA USA Responds to House GOP Principles on Immigration Reform

January 28 – YWCA USA Responds to the 2014 State of the Union Address

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28, 2014 Media Contact: Marla Caulk (202-835-2368); mcaulk@ywca.org James Grant (917-626-1300); james@jamesgrantpr.com YWCA USA Responds to the 2014 State of the Union Address Washington, D.C. – After President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., CEO of the YWCA USA, issued the following statement: “In his fifth State of the Union address tonight, President… Continue Reading January 28 – YWCA USA Responds to the 2014 State of the Union Address

YWCA USA joins STEM Mentoring Initiative “Million Women Mentors”

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Partnership Seeks to Engage More Than One Million Girls & Young Women in STEM Education and Careers WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, YWCA USA announced its partnership with the “Million Women Mentors” (MWM) initiative. MWM will launch Jan. 8, 2014 during National Mentoring Month, in Washington, D.C at the National Press Club. The initiative will support… Continue Reading YWCA USA joins STEM Mentoring Initiative “Million Women Mentors”