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YWCA Greater Cleveland: Providing Support for Women to Find Housing

Friday, June 21, 2019

During the first 12 months since Norma Herr Women’s Center — the only publicly funded shelter for single-women in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — came under the management of YWCA Greater Cleveland, 300 women experiencing homelessness at the shelter transitioned to stable housing, an increase of more than 230 percent. YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo… Continue Reading YWCA Greater Cleveland: Providing Support for Women to Find Housing

YWCA USA Honors Extraordinary Women Leaders at National Conference Awards

Saturday, June 8, 2019

YWCA USA Honors Sen. Joni Ernst, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Fatima Goss Graves, Brittany Packnett, and Mónica Ramirez at 2019 National Conference Awards For Immediate Release June 6, 2019 Washington, DC, June 6, 2019 — YWCA USA honored the achievements of extraordinary women leaders Sen. Joni Ernst, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, Rep.… Continue Reading YWCA USA Honors Extraordinary Women Leaders at National Conference Awards

Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

As YWCA marked our 13th annual Stand Against Racism, we focused on raising awareness and highlighting the injustices faced by immigrant women and families. In DC, YWCA USA kicked off this year’s campaign by hosting a policy briefing on April 25th, on “Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women.” As an organization dedicated to eliminating… Continue Reading Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women

Simply Hiring People of Color Is Not a Racial Equity Strategy

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sharing the Burden of Racial Equity Work in the Workplace By Lily Eisner, Policy & Program Assistant, YWCA USA I’m going to let you in on an uncomfortable secret: diversity does not spontaneously create racial equity. So often, organizations believe fighting racism in the workplace begins and ends with increasing representation. Unfortunately, this is only… Continue Reading Simply Hiring People of Color Is Not a Racial Equity Strategy