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Volunteers Building a Foundation in Social Justice

February 27, 2020
Building a social justice foundation is the first step for YWCA volunteers joining our mission. Race and anti-racism are intricate subject matters that can be difficult to advocate for without a base in its definition and principles. Read about how our volunteers learn to eliminate racism through social justice.

Secure Scheduling Transformed One Working Woman's Life

February 19, 2020
While average wages have gone up in Washington State, retail workers are still put in the position of rescheduling their lives on short notice after bosses make last-minute changes to work schedules. "Simone" tells her story of long commutes and missed college classes due to bad scheduling practices, and how gaining a secure schedule changed her life for the better.

Pioneers and change makers from Black history

February 5, 2020
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of Black leaders from our region and beyond, as well as engage in conversations about how to better support Black community members today.

Reading on a Mission: Equity in the New Year

January 29, 2020
With MLK Day behind us and Black History and Women's History Months ahead, we're pulling together a list of our favorite reads (and a couple of listens!) about issues of equity in our community and beyond.

Paving the Way for Diversity in Volunteering

January 23, 2020
Employing anti-racism principles in our day-to-day operations is an essential part of the work we do at YWCA. Through the Volunteer Services Department, we look at several factors in our volunteer outreach and recruiting in order to achieve equitable outcomes in the services that we and the rest of YWCA provide.

Bold Women Embolden Others

January 8, 2020
At the start of this year, the first of a new decade, we’re asking ourselves, “What does equity look like in 2020?” Learn more about two women who have created a more equitable world through trailblazing paths for other women of color in their industries.
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