YWCA Boulder County Announces Participation in 2019 Womxn’s March On Denver

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YWCA Boulder County Announces Participation in 2019 Womxn’s March On Denver

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Ali Randall
YWCA Boulder County
Phone: (303) 718-3373
Email: arandall@ywcaboulder.org                       

YWCA Boulder County Announces Participation in 2019 Womxn’s March On Denver

Organization Spearheading Boulder County’s Participation in Historic Event

 BOULDER, CO – January 8, 2019 – YWCA Boulder County (YWCA) today announced that it will be participating in the 2019 Womxn’s March On Denver on January 19, 2019 at Civic Center Park. The YWCA, an official sponsor of the event, will be coordinating buses to Denver for participants from the YWCA and will be coordinating buses back to Boulder after the march.

“We’re very excited to be participating in the 2019 Womxn’s March On Denver and to be providing Boulder-area participants with a safe and free way to attend the event,” said Debbie Pope, CEO of YWCA Boulder County. “In line with the YWCA’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism, all are welcome, and we want to make sure there are no barriers to any voice joining this movement,” she added.

Doors will open at the YWCA (2222 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302) at 7:00 a.m. with coffee and tea available for participants. The first buses will leave for Denver at 7:30 a.m. and last buses depart at 7:45 a.m. Participants will be dropped off at Civic Center Park, then picked up again for the return to Boulder immediately after the march beginning at 12:30 p.m. A second round of buses will be available at 1:30 p.m. for participants attending the post-march rally.

YWCA will be accepting donations and sponsorships for the buses. Anyone interested in making a donation or sponsoring a rider should contact Debbie Pope at (303) 443-0419 ext. 101, or by email at: debbie@ywcaboulder.org.

For planning purposes, the YWCA is asking all individuals interested in transportation to the 2019 Womxn’s March On Denver to register before the event at https://www.ywcaboulder.org/blog/event/2019-womxns-march/.

Since YWCA USA’s founding in 1858, YWCA has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements. This rich history, along with its current program offerings, makes YWCA USA the oldest, largest, and one of the most accomplished multiracial organizations in the fight for social justice. In Boulder, YWCA has evolved over the years from boarding house to social club and today is a human service agency. The organization is a non-sectarian nonprofit that is not affiliated with any religious group, and is a publicly funded, inclusive organization that welcomes everyone to participate, male and female alike.

Throughout the last century, women have come to YWCA to find housing assistance, business advice, career counseling, fitness classes, and affordable childcare. Beginning in the 1980s, community members could count on YWCA Boulder County to provide low-cost parenting classes and valuable resources to support healthy self-esteem and economic self-sufficiency. Our wide range of programs continue to provide services to those who need them.

About YWCA Boulder County

YWCA Boulder County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The organization has been providing a variety of vital services to the women, children, and families of Boulder for over 95 years. YWCA Boulder County is a welcoming human service agency that works with over 6,000 individuals annually. For more information on our programs, visit: www.ywcaboulder.org/.


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Children’s Alley Phased Reopening

We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we continue to ensure the safety of our children, teachers and families of Children’s Alley to determine our reopening date. Based on the latest decision from Boulder County to extend the Stay at Home Order until May 8, we will be moving back our phased reopening to Monday, May 11. We have determined a phased approach to reopening will ensure our alignment with Colorado Public Health guidelines.  

Phase 1 will begin on May 11, with the partial reopening of our Infant Development Center (IDC). We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA. On May 18, we will reopen part of our Pre-K program. We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA.

We will not be able to offer traditional drop-in services at this time but we are working with Colorado Public Health to determine what that process will look like as we get further into the opening.