Make Everyday Nelson Mandela Day

July 18, 2018
Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is held yearly on July 18 in recognition of all of Mandela's achievements toward furthering human rights, democracy, and social justice.

#SkillsForAll – World Youth Skills Day & GirlsFirst

July 12, 2018
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
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.

YWCA Loves Our Volunteers

June 28, 2018
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
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.

We share the stories of our program participants, programs, and staff, as well as news about the agency and what’s happening in our King and Snohomish community.

Blog Categories