Reading to End Racism 10 Year Anniversary

Monday, November 27, 2023
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Boulder Public Library

Daniel Escalante, a founder of Reading to End Racism (RER), will join us from Taos to tell us how he and other determined volunteers launched RER in Boulder when their children told them they were called names by their classmates.

  • Hear stories and see pictures of RER at the very beginning
  • Get an update about the continuing success of RER in Boulder classrooms today
  • See RER in action! An RER volunteer will read and talk about a book with children from the audience

Celebrate with us! All ages are welcome to attend. If you have questions, please contact Shiquita Yarbrough at:

RSVP here for the 10th Anniversary Celebration!


holiday gifts

Holiday Gift Drive

Persimmon Early Learning would be so grateful for the donation of gift cards and any NEW winter gear (coats, boots, mittens, hats, etc.) for children ages newborn to 12 years old, along with NEW toys, games, books, outdoor items, or art supplies.  Learn more here. 

November 13 – December 8
Gifts can be dropped off in our lobby at 2222 14th St. in Boulder any time from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

November 27 – December 8
Families can make an appointment to pick up gifts by calling the Persimmon office at 303-449-1951. No drop-ins for gift pick-up, you must schedule a reserved time for gift pick-up over the phone

December 11 – December 15
Gift pick-up (must have an appointment).

Questions? Please email

Learn more about the Persimmon Holiday Gift Drive here. 

Persimmon Early Learning and Family Services

Three toddlers reading picture book YWCA Boulder County Persimmon Early Learning child care preschool

Persimmon Early Learning

Persimmon Early Learning (formerly Children’s Alley) provides high-quality, affordable child care, now with expanded indoor and outdoor learning areas.

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Family Services

As part of our commitment to our community, YWCA Boulder County offers parent and caregiver education classes to support families with young children.

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For over 100 years, YWCA Boulder County has worked to eliminate racism and empower women in Boulder County, and has helped women and children of all ages and backgrounds thrive. As an inclusive, secular nonprofit organization, we are publicly funded, not affiliated with any religious group, and welcome people of all backgrounds and genders to participate in our important work. We provide a variety of vital services such as high-quality, affordable and flexible child care, and racial justice and equity programs including youth empowerment, youth and adult anti-racism education, and advocacy. YWCA Boulder County is a federated organization with sister YWCAs across the United States and the world.