Appreciating YWCA's Incredible Volunteers

April 18, 2023
YWCA utilizes hundreds of volunteers each year. Some come for one-time service, but many are here for the long haul. Volunteers have the power to affect great change through acts big and small. As we approach National Volunteer Week, we want to honor a few volunteers whose work literally transforms lives.

Stand Against Environmental Racism with YWCA

April 12, 2023
Our Stand Against Racism event helps raise awareness about systematic and structural racism and helps us build a community in the fight for equity and justice. This year, our focus is on Environmental Racism and the impact our environments have on marginalized communities.


April 6, 2023
As YWCA embarks on our 130th year of service, we are doubling down on our mission to eliminate racism and empower women by addressing the lack of stable and affordable housing options through downstream program services and upstream advocacy work during this year’s legislative session.

Flying Colors: Helping Women Through Compassion and Quilting

March 22, 2023
For almost 30 years, this local Seattle quilting group has created more than 5,000 beautiful handmade quilts for women in domestic violence shelters. We sat down with Penny Hazelton, the lead organizer of Flying Colors, to learn more about the work her group does.

What is Intersectionality, and why does it matter?

March 15, 2023
At YWCA, we know there's no racial justice without gender justice, and no gender justice without racial justice. It's important to recognize how different forms of oppression overlap, and intersectionality teaches us why this mindset is vital in our fight for equity and justice for all.

Little Known Facts From Women’s History

March 8, 2023
We often refer to little known facts as trivia. However, sometimes these facts are unknown simply because they’ve been ignored culturally, not because they actually are trivial. Here is a roundup of some underappreciated accomplishments by women throughout history and in our present day.

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