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Events

YWCA School Days

Start Date
9:00 am
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End Date
6:00 pm
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Partner with YWCA to promote education and help families! YWCA School Days will help over 1,800 students start the upcoming school year with backpacks full of new school supplies.

YWCA GirlsFirst Summer Camp

Start Date
9:30 am
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End Date
3:30 pm
Alvirita Little Center
Six weeks of free field trips, movies, volunteering, exploring nature, and new friendships for 9th grade self-identified girls of color.

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.

News

#SkillsForAll – World Youth Skills Day & GirlsFirst

July 12, 2018 Blog Post
In partnership with WorldSkills International and the United Nations, July 15 was declared World Youth Skills Day. This day is celebrated to bring awareness to the essentiality of vocational education. YWCA would like to do its part by highlighting our GirlsFirst Program. Read more in this Q and A about our economic advancement program to empower girls of color.

Dare to dream with Sharon Nyree Williams

July 11, 2018 Blog Post
Ever met someone who just has "feel good vibes?" Those are vibes community activist and storyteller Sharon Nyree Williams exudes. Like soul food, she fills you up with goodness, enriched in history, activism, and social justice. She is as captivating as her stories, as real as the issues facing black communities and as rich in essence as the stories she tells. I asked Sharon some questions about her work, having a dream, where her passions lie, and the responsibility that comes with storytelling.

Police Reform Initiative goes before Supreme Court

July 10, 2018 Blog Post
On June 28, the Washington Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tim Eyman & Michael J. Padden v. Kim Wyman & De-Escalate Washington & Cyrus Habib, on whether to invalidate different parts of Initiative 940 (I-940) passed by the Washington Legislature earlier this year.

YWCA Loves Our Volunteers

June 28, 2018 Blog Post
YWCA could not make the impact that we do in our community without the support of our volunteers. Volunteers bring so much spirit and innovation to our programs. We would like to let our volunteers know why we appreciate and love them.

Seattle Pride 2018: Pride Beyond Borders

June 27, 2018 Blog Post
On Sunday, Seattle hosted its 44th annual Pride Parade. This week's blog explores the history of Seattle Pride, what this year's theme means, and how to best support the LGBTQ+ community.