Thank you to Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder for their $10,000 gift, presented on the field at a recent CU Boulder football game. On the field to receive this gift from General Manager Jarred Black was YWCA Boulder County CEO Debbie Pope, Board Member Nan Joesten and our wonderful LAS advocates. This impactful gift will help YWCA Boulder County continue to provide uninterrupted critical resources to the 6,000 families we serve annually.
YWCA Boulder County has been providing a continuum of vital services to the women, children, and families of Boulder for over 97 years. We are a welcoming human service agency that works with over 6,000 individuals annually.
Since YWCA USA’s founding in 1858, YWCA has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements, including the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement. This rich history, along with our 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. We are a non-sectarian nonprofit that is not affiliated with any religious group. We are a publicly funded, inclusive organization that welcomes people of all genders to participate.
Our programs today include:
Advocacy: Advocacy is the cornerstone of our efforts. We conduct local and national advocacy efforts and collaborate with other organizations to advance racial justice and women’s empowerment.
Children’s Alley: Children’s Alley is the only emergency, drop-in child care center with sliding scale fees on the Front Range. We provide care for children six weeks to 12 years old and offer Parent Engagement classes such as Incredible Years and Co-Parenting for Life. We have exciting plans in the works to expand Children’s Alley and begin offering permanent, affordable child care as soon as Fall 2020.
Latina Achievement Support (LAS): LAS is a culturally responsive program for 9th-12th grade Latina high school students which helps these young women reach their full potential through mentorship and academic guidance. Last year 97% of graduating seniors in the LAS program pursued post-secondary education and we are thrilled to have graduates of the program returning now as program advocates and mentors.
Reading to End Racism (RER): RER is a racial justice program for grades K-8 in which volunteers read to children in the classroom and, through books and personal stories, stimulate an insightful conversation about discrimination, bullying and celebrating differences.
STEM E3: YWCA Boulder County was selected as one of two pilot locations for the YWCA USA’s new national initiative, STEM E3 (Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship). In partnership with Google.org and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, this fall we will have hosted 3 different introductory coding workshops for fifth to eighth grade girls of color at the Google – Boulder Campus. Next year this program will roll out to 15 other YWCA locations across the country and the YWCA Boulder County will continue the local program through an ongoing cohort model.
For more information and to get involved with YWCA Boulder County, visit ywcaboulder.org.
For more information about Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder, please visit https://www.bouldertoyota.com/. To learn more about their sponsorships, please visit https://www.bouldertoyota.com/sponsorship-page.htm.