YWCA has a long history of being on the front line of pushing for gender equity in our community. In honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting a few of the major milestones of that work here in Washington state.
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.
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.
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.
A local advocacy group is working to overcome the barriers to voting faced by people experiencing homelessness. New laws passed in Olympia after pressure from advocates are also making it easier to become a voter in Washington State.
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.