YWCA Boulder County CEO to Attend 2018 United States of Women Summit

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YWCA Boulder County CEO to Attend 2018 United States of Women Summit

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Debbie Pope, the CEO of YWCA Boulder County, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women and ending racism, will be attending the upcoming United States of Women Summit.

The Summit takes place on May 5th and 6th in Los Angeles and includes prestigious speakers such as Tarana Burke, Michelle Obama and Jane Fonda. The Summit provides opportunities for women to network, learn and to be inspired to take further action toward supporting and empowering women.

Debbie will attend important panels such as ‘#Me Too-Now What? Solutions to end sexual violence’, ‘No Gender Justice without Racial Justice’, ‘Future of Women and the Future of Work What do women need to make it work’. These panels will further benefit YWCA Boulder County programs and help the organization continue to strategically serve Boulder County residents.

As a representative of YWCA, Debbie will be able to discuss prominent issues that relate to women’s empowerment and racial equity, and will network with other leaders and organizations in order to strengthen the collaborations of YWCA Boulder County.

About United States of Women Summit

The United State of Women is a national organization for any woman who sees that we need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to achieve it. USOW amplifies the work of organizations and individuals at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality, and provides tools, access and connections that help women see and step into their power to break down the barriers that hold women back.

 For more information, visit https://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/

Children’s Alley Child Care Closed

On March 18, Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in public and private schools across the state from March 23-April 17. In accordance with this, the YWCA is planning for Children’s Alley to remain closed until Monday, April 20. We will keep you updated weekly as we continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation.

It has been incredibly hard for us to temporarily close our doors knowing that this is creating additional strain on the families we serve and the children we love. While some childcare centers remain open, we are following safety recommendations from Colorado Public Health to close Children’s Alley. As a drop-in childcare center with different children every day, there is an increased risk of spreading COVID-19 and our highest priority has always been to provide quality care while keeping our staff and families healthy and safe.

We are committed to working through this time by identifying the most pressing needs of our community and creatively aligning resources and programming to address these pressing issues. We are staying up-to-date with Boulder County Public Health and will communicate our reopening as soon as it is a possibility.

For more information and community resources, please read our recent blog post.