YWCA

Literacy in the Community

September 5, 2018
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.

How American Society Habitually Silences Women of Color Part II

August 29, 2018
Part I of this series focused on the historical aspect of how women of color are silenced. Hearing the voices of women of color means having them participate in all aspects of society, valuing their contributions. In this final part of our two-part series, we explore modern day silencing of women of color in American society and suggest ways to bring their voices forward into the conversation.

Volunteer Highlight: Abby and Susan

August 23, 2018
Every year kids from all over the world celebrate their birthday. Family Village Issaquah (FVI) works to make birthdays special with the birthday bags program. This program is special to FVI because of the dedication of two volunteers. We would like to highlight these volunteers, Abby and Susan, for their amazing work with YWCA.

What have you done for you lately?

August 15, 2018
August 15 is National Relaxation Day! This week we discuss the importance of self-care specifically for black women and the health benefits it entails.

Black Women Equal Pay Day

August 7, 2018
August 7 is Black Women Equal Pay Day. In this week's blog we discuss what the day means and what may contribute to the wage disparity for women of color, specifically black women.

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