The 2020 Washington State Legislative session starts this week, with legislators convening to begin tackling the issues facing our state. YWCA will be working hard to pass strong policies to improve the lives of women and communities of color across three areas of focus: housing, justice system reform, and economic empowerment.
At the start of this year, the first of a new decade, we’re asking ourselves, “What does equity look like in 2020?” Learn more about two women who have created a more equitable world through trailblazing paths for other women of color in their industries.
In the midst of our New Year’s resolutions, we want to remind community members that your help is needed at YWCA. Read on for our tips on making community engagement a regular part of your life without overloading you schedule.
Comcast celebrates a special night in Seattle with Natalie Morales at YWCA's Washington Women Who Dare event! Some of the most influential leaders in the region discussed the importance of gender equality and honoring local women who have made a positive impact on their local communities.
“Women of color have always been a major part of this historic neighborhood and the history of Seattle,” says Patricia Hayden, Chief Program Officer at YWCA, who worked in the heart of the Central District for more than 30 years.
Emily Un, a high school senior in West Seattle, organized a coat and blanket drive with the hope to give back to people in need of keeping warm during these cold months ahead. “I believe many of us don’t realize how much we have in life and that we can give so much back to the people that need it so much more!” explains Emily.