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YWCA envisions an inclusive society where all people can thrive and all communities are valued, respected, and self-directed.
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Register to vote before October 8

YWCA is on a mission to register voters for the 2018 mid-year elections. We believe that change happens at the local level and that’s why we’re working to build political power in our communities. Register today!

YWCA is on a Mission

Events

Stella Steps Out 2018

Start Date
6:00 pm
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End Date
10:00 pm
Sodo Park
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Stella Steps Out
Enjoy a lively evening of dancing, food & drinks, remembrance, and celebration.

Cocktails On A Mission 2018

Start Date
6:00 pm
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End Date
8:00 pm
Bellevue Arts Museum
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Cocktails On A Mission
Come together for women and girls in our community, have a 'cocktail on a mission', and visit BAM's latest exhibition.

Shades of Leadership 2018

Start Date
6:00 pm
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End Date
8:30 pm
Palace Ballroom
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2018 Shades of Leadership
Join us to celebrate female-identified youth of color who are leading the way in our community at our annual benefit for YWCA GirlsFirst.

News

The Meaning of Citizenship

September 18, 2018 Blog Post
Constitution Day or Citizenship Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. This week, I will be sharing my personal story about my journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.

How Black Mothers are Disproportionately Impacted by Payday Loans

September 18, 2018 Blog Post
Black mothers are often targeted by payday loan sharks, who trap them into a debt spiral just to pay off their regular bills. Weak government regulation allows predatory banking to continue, disproportionately impacting those excluded from traditional financial institutions by racism.

Police De-Escalation Initiative Goes to the Ballot

September 11, 2018 Blog Post
Washington Initiative 940 for police officer de-escalation training and accountability is now headed to the ballot this fall after the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that it must be voted on by the people of Washington.

Literacy in the Community

September 5, 2018 Blog Post
September 8 is International Literacy Day! And while we will be celebrating by reading a book, either real or digital, millions of Americans will not be able to do the same. On this day we shine a spotlight on global literacy needs and how they empower individuals and communities.

Labor Wins and Challenges in Our Community

September 4, 2018 Blog Post
Today is Labor Day, and we're taking a moment to look back at the struggles and victories of working people who organized for change this past year.