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 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.

For Parent Resources with activities and tips for children, please read our recent Parent Resource Blog.