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Women Stand In Solidarity: #BelieveSurvivors

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 23, 2018  Time and time again, it is women who, when confronted with the gut-wrenching challenges of our time—sexual harassment, racism, economic adversity, and more—find the strength to work relentlessly to move society to a better place. We create real, positive and transformational change through our actions, through our voices, and through our vote.… Continue Reading Women Stand In Solidarity: #BelieveSurvivors

YWCA USA statement on Les Moonves: We stand with survivors

Monday, September 10, 2018

September 10, 2018  For Immediate Release: Contact: Tiffany Wang Statement by YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo: “The recent horrifying allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, and intimidation against Les Moonves and CBS is just the latest case of powerful men exploiting their authority and being protected at the expense of women and survivors. We stand… Continue Reading YWCA USA statement on Les Moonves: We stand with survivors

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Impact Shares and YWCA Launch Women’s Empowerment ETF on NYSE

Monday, September 3, 2018

August 27, 2018  WOMN ETF uses capital markets to further YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women WASHINGTON D.C. / CHICAGO – August 27, 2018 – Today, Impact Shares and YWCA USA launch a first-of-its-kind ETF on the NYSE for investors to take action in the women’s empowerment movement. The WOMN ETF allows investors to… Continue Reading Impact Shares and YWCA Launch Women’s Empowerment ETF on NYSE

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YWCA USA Partners with Centene Corporation to Develop Teen Wellness Program

Monday, September 3, 2018

August 29, 2018  Donte Hilliard, YWCA USA YWCA USA in partnership with Centene Corporation, has undertaken a three-year project to research, develop, and pilot a new program with a unique approach to addressing long-term wellness outcomes, Young Women Choosing Action. The project is supported by funding from the Centene Foundation. In the first year, the project… Continue Reading YWCA USA Partners with Centene Corporation to Develop Teen Wellness Program

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From Suffrage to a Seat at the Table

Monday, September 3, 2018

August 24, 2018  Source: Time Magazine   By Saryn Francis, Communications Associate, YWCA USA  August 26th is known to many as Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. Although this was a momentous day in women’s history, it is important to recognize that… Continue Reading From Suffrage to a Seat at the Table

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.