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.
The newest Volunteer Program Assistants at Family Village Issaquah are giving back to YWCA families as a family. The Ferro family values volunteering as a way to serve and build community. Ashleigh and her husband work to pass on their passion for volunteering to their son and support women in Washington.
June is Pride Month and to celebrate the occasion (not to mention the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings), we've put together some of the articles that have caught our eye lately. Check out the links below and make sure you let us know what you're reading!
2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and, for Pride month, we're diving into the history of this event, its importance to the Gay Liberation movement of today, and the black woman who's been erased from the history of this critical turning point.
YWCA's volunteers were ALL IN for this year's Luncheons. From the centerpiece party to the day-of details, our volunteers made both events a huge success and supported the women and families served by YWCA.
Over the course of YWCA's 2019 Luncheons, more than 1,300 supporters raised over a million dollars in support of eliminating racism and empowering women. This year's theme was "All In for Washington Women" and we thank our community for showing up in force, changing the lives of women and families in our region.
This month we'd like to dedicate our blog to appreciating the many groups and individuals who help YWCA's mission, like our King County Luncheon speaker, Rebecca Bauer. Learn more about Rebecca's inspiring journey with YWCA, including overcoming homelessness and domestic abuse, and finding stability as a single mother.