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YWCA Boulder County Press Releases

YWCA Boulder County Announces Dash and Bash 2018 Fundraising Event

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Annual 5K and 10K Walk/Run to Raise Funds for YWCA’s Mission to Empower Women and Eliminate Racism BOULDER, CO – July 31, 2018 – YWCA Boulder County has announced the inaugural Dash and Bash, a 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer walk/run and 1-mile dash fundraising event, which will take place on September 30, 2018 at the Boulder… Continue Reading YWCA Boulder County Announces Dash and Bash 2018 Fundraising Event

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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

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YWCA Statement on the Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October 29, 2018  The following is a joint statement from YWCA USA and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Board of Directors and Senior Leadership: We continue to offer our sincerest condolences to the individuals, families, friends, neighbors, and loved ones affected by the tragedy in Pittsburgh this past weekend. We offer our full support to the Jewish… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on the Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue

YWCA USA Unveils Key Findings on Women’s Priorities During Critical GOTV Period

Sunday, October 21, 2018

October 1, 2018  Economic Concerns, Gender- and Race-Based Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, Healthcare, and Gun Violence Top the List October 1, 2018 Washington, D.C. — Today, YWCA USA launched its report, What Women Want 2018, a new national survey of American women commissioned by the organization to identify women’s public policy priorities. The survey is part of YWCA’s newly-launched civic engagement… Continue Reading YWCA USA Unveils Key Findings on Women’s Priorities During Critical GOTV Period

YWCA USA Receives $500K Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to Support Women’s Entrepreneurship

Saturday, October 20, 2018

October 9, 2018  Washington, DC, October 9, 2018 – The Coco-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, is awarding a $500,000 grant to YWCA USA to help women overcome barriers to starting, growing, and sustaining businesses while providing women with educational tools that will increase the knowledge and confidence of women entrepreneurs. As part… Continue Reading YWCA USA Receives $500K Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to Support Women’s Entrepreneurship

YWCA USA urges the immediate reauthorization of VAWA

Saturday, October 20, 2018

July 26, 2018  Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2018) — Today, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) (H.R. 6545). This legislation includes key enhancements to VAWA to help ensure critical protections and access to resources for all survivors. The 2018 VAWA reauthorization bill makes modest improvements, including increasing funding for rape… Continue Reading YWCA USA urges the immediate reauthorization of VAWA

YWCA USA strongly opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, September 28, 2018

July 9, 2018  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2018) — Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA, issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court: “Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court would be a huge blow to hard-won progress that has been… Continue Reading YWCA USA strongly opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court

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.