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Northwest Asian Weekly
Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps is harder than it used to be. Securing a job without a degree or applicable employment experience requires knowing the ins and outs of specific industries. Enter YWCA Seattle King Snohomish. In 2011, it brought BankWork$, a nationally recognized training program that started in Los Angeles to help people discover and unlock new careers in the financial sector.
HIV Equal
The HIV League, a nonprofit organization working to empower the HIV Community through scholarship, wellness, and education, just selected their 2018 cohort of Scholars to receive an HIV League Scholarship, including Tranisha Arzah, a Peer Advocate for BABES Network-YWCA.
Lynnwood Today
YWCA's BankWork$ program graduated its first Snohomish County-based class on Thursday, May 24. BankWork$, which has been in existence in Seattle and King County since 2011, is a free training program for job seekers to gain the skills and knowledge needed to start a career in financial services.
Seattle Refined
Actress and activist Alfre Woodard brought her star power to Seattle as the keynote speaker for the YWCA Inspire Luncheon. "The YWCA event was just spirited and wonderful," she said. "It was highly festive and communal." YWCA is committed to gathering community together in the fight for social justice. Woodard shares the same passion.
The Seattle Times
When a company invests time and resources in corporate social responsibility efforts, it benefits the community, the employees and the company itself. “Employee giving programs are a critical source of support for YWCA and all nonprofit organizations."
Lynnwood Today
Lynnwood Today publisher Teresa Wippel reflects on her experience of the 2018 YWCA Luncheon in Snohomish County. "There are many ways to give back to your community. Money is important of course, but it doesn’t have to be a lot to make a difference, especially if each of us gives a little."
The Seattle Globalist
Human rights activist Rev. Naomi Tutu brings her vision of hope to the Seattle area in honor of YWCA's Snohomish County Luncheon. “I’m hoping to encourage people to support the work of the YWCA locally, especially in terms of their work around the economic empowerment of women in that community and their support for women experiencing gender based violence.”
Univision
YWCA CEO Maria Chavez Wilcox joined Univision Seattle on April 9 to discuss Equal Pay Day, pay inequity (especially for Latinas), and how YWCA is working to close the gender pay gap.
KUOW
The motels on Aurora provide temporary refuge for those experiencing homelessness. And some families receive vouchers from service organizations so they can live in a heated room while they wait for housing or other services.
The Seattle Medium
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the launch of her proposed Seattle Rental Housing Assistance Pilot Program, which focuses on preventing households from falling into homelessness while on the waitlist for longer-term assistance.
KUOW
YWCA's Domestic Violence Director was included as a speaker at a King County forum centered on the theme of what the #MeToo movement means for various communities.
My Edmonds News
Members of the Richmond Beach Running Club lit up the night in Edmonds to collect donations for YWCA's Pathways for Women, a outreach program that provides housing and services for domestic violence victims.
The Herald
YWCA thanks the support of the Snohomish County community for helping meet the needs of clients over the holidays and through the end of 2017. Highlights for the giving season include over 170 families and 20 adults being served through YWCA's Adopt-A-Family program.
Seattle Times
Read how YWCA's BankWork$ program successfully helps community members in need, like Esperanza: “By having a career in the banking industry, you can get promoted and grow. My goal is to be a branch manager in five years."
My Edmonds News
YWCA thanks our community for going above and beyond with their generosity in the 2017 holiday season. “I have never experienced anything like this before. It was the greatest gift anyone could have given me and my son. I am so full of gratitude!” said Heather O., YWCA client.
News of Mill Creek
Every year, clients at YWCA's Pathways for Women shelter receive crockpots and food donated by the Mill Creek Women's Club. For families who come to the shelter with few belongings, this makes a big difference.
My Edmonds News
Thanks to the creative costuming of Edmonds Police Sgt. Shane Hawley, winner of an annual ugly Christmas sweater contest, YWCA's Pathways for Women received a check for $200 from My Edmonds News.
Seattle Times
Rising to the executive ranks of any organization takes a combination of skill, grit, and luck. Eight Seattle-area female trailblazers (including our very own CEO, Maria Chavez Wilcox) share their best advice.
KNKX
When YWCA staff member Saundra Haddix enrolled in Edmonds Community College, she struggled to balance work, school and her family life. But losing her balance was more dangerous than it is for most; it meant potentially falling back into homelessness.
KNKX
When Nicole Price, BABES Network-YWCA Program Manager, found out she was HIV-positive, she turned to a sisterhood of women living with HIV for support.
MyEverettNews.com
Everett Mayor-Elect Cassie Franklin assembles transition advisory team, including Mary Anne Dillon, YWCA's Executive Director of Snohomish County Services.
The Herald
The Herald honors Rick Steves for his inspirational philanthropy in Snohomish County, including the 2017 donation of Trinity Place, a 24-unit housing complex and gift worth $4 million, to YWCA.
Hutch News
BABES Network-YWCA staff member is profiled by Fred Hutch's blog, focusing on her experience living with HIV, as well as her dedication to improving access to HIV prevention and treatment for marginalized communities.
News of Mill Creek
Mill Creek Women's Club's annual auction, benefiting YWCA, exceeded its 2017 goal and raised over $26,000. All proceeds will go toward updating shelter security and appliances.
Lynnwood Today
HomeStreet Bank presented a $5,000 check to representatives of YWCA to support our Snohomish County-based work to house homeless mothers and children, specifically at Pathways for Women and Trinity Place.
Edmonds Beacon
YWCA staff member and Edmonds resident calls for response to recent local act of racism. “To the city of Edmonds: I implore you to take the necessary actions to show that racism and intolerance has no place here.”
POZ
POZ Magazine honors the 100 women improving the lives of those living with AIDS and HIV in 2017. Notably, this list includes Tranisha Arzah, a long-term HIV survivor, activist, and YWCA staff member.
Puget Sound Business Journal
Learn more about YWCA’s new job development program, CareerWork$ Medical, in this profile of the first class’s graduation. “I’ve always wanted to work in the medical community, but I didn’t know I could really do it.”
Puget Sound Business Journal
YWCA's new workforce development program, CareerWork$ Medical, graduated our first class of trainees with the support of major heath care institutions. Half of the class graduated with job offers lined up.
Lynnwood Today
Lynnwood city officials, and YWCA staff and residents gathered to celebrate the dedication of a tree to Rick Steves. YWCA Executive Director Mary Anne Dillon to Steves: “You have inspired us and given us hope.”
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