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.
This week we pay homage to a few women who have helped shape the last 125 years of YWCA in Washington State. Because of these fearless and community-driven women, YWCA has created spaces for women and girls to network, have access to training, and find safe housing.
In honor of International Women's Day and in celebration of Women's History Month, I sat down with thought leaders and female powerhouses, Sage Ke'alohilani Quiamno and Aparna Rae, co-founders of a new organization Future For Us, where women of color can network through community, career, and cause.
In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting a few trailblazing women from Washington State who have strengthened our region through their economic, social, political, and civic work. These women, and many others, were exceptional, inspirational, and fearless in ensuring that we have the rights we engage in today. For that, we thank them.
YWCA Seattle King Snohomish has a legacy of fighting for racial equity in our region and across the nation. One form of racist oppression that we have long been involved in the struggle against is xenophobic racism; the racism against non-white immigrants.
Service learning opportunities offer many advantages to students, especially those implicated by educational inequalities. These opportunities help students like those at Renton High School overcome obstacles and set them on track to success after they graduate. There are many benefits to engaging youth in civic service opportunities and YWCA is committed to providing these to our community.