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YWCA Madison: Letter In Support of Building A Men’s Shelter

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

LETTER TO MADISON’S COMMON COUNSEL Our mission at YWCA Madison is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Our foundational values of Humanity, Community, Restoration, and Growth guide our actions and advocacy. With this belief system and energy within us, we strongly support building a shelter for our… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Letter In Support of Building A Men’s Shelter

YWCA Madison: Letter In Support of Affinity Group Spaces

Thursday, April 29, 2021

LETTER BY YWCA MADISON The dangerous misconception of race-based affinity community spaces as segregation is not only an expression of the white dominant culture but also reveals a lack of understanding of the history of racism and its ongoing impact in our lives and communities today.  Furthermore, it also reveals a misunderstanding of the depth… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Letter In Support of Affinity Group Spaces

YWCA Madison: Letter to Sun Prairie School Superintendent and Board

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

LETTER BY YWCA MADISON CEO VANESSA McDOWELL Dear Superintendent Saron and Members of the Sun Prairie School Board of Education, YWCA Madison is deeply disturbed by the 6th-grade social studies assignment asking students how they would punish a slave. We cannot imagine how anyone would find this assignment to be anything other than that what… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Letter to Sun Prairie School Superintendent and Board

YWCA Madison is Grateful Recipient of a Portion of MacKenzie Scott’s $4.2 Billion Donation to 384 Organizations

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Madison, WI. December 30, 2020 –– YWCA Madison is thrilled to share that it was one of the 384 organizations to receive a portion of a monumental donation of $4.2 billion dollars made recently by MacKenzie Scott, a writer, and philanthropist. MacKenzie Scott’s donation was focusing on organizations filling basic needs, support services for the… Continue Reading YWCA Madison is Grateful Recipient of a Portion of MacKenzie Scott’s $4.2 Billion Donation to 384 Organizations

Registration is Open – 2020 Racial Justice Summit

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Registration for YWCA Madison’s Virtual Racial Justice Summit is Now Open  Madison, WI, August 4th –– Registration is now open for the YWCA Madison Virtual Racial Justice Summit. For nineteen years, YWCA Madison’s Racial Justice Summit has been a space and experience that has brought people in the Madison Community together for deep learning, and… Continue Reading Registration is Open – 2020 Racial Justice Summit

YWCA Madison’s YWeb Career Academy and YWCA USA Receive Grant from Google.org to Expand YWCA Madison’s Signature Tech Program Nationwide

Thursday, July 16, 2020

MADISON, WI, July 16, 2020, –YWCA Madison has received a grant in collaboration with YWCA USA to expand YWCA Madison’s signature program, YWeb Career Academy, nationwide. This initiative is a part of Google.org’s $5 million-dollar commitment to YWCA USA to encourage program expansion of YWCA Madison’s successful program. YWCA Madison is proud to train and offer… Continue Reading YWCA Madison’s YWeb Career Academy and YWCA USA Receive Grant from Google.org to Expand YWCA Madison’s Signature Tech Program Nationwide

Amplify Madison Call for Applications

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Amplify Madison Call for Applications remains Open with new considerations due to Covid-19 MADISON, Wisconsin –  YWCA Madison is accepting applications for Cohort 3 of  Amplify Madison. Amplify Madison funds collaborative professional development projects to build skill, voice, and visibility for all people that identify as women, including trans women and in particular women of… Continue Reading Amplify Madison Call for Applications

YWCA Madison: A Message from CEO, Vanessa McDowell

Monday, June 22, 2020

YWCA Madison is taking the health and wellbeing of our residents, staff, volunteers, and community very seriously during this time.  We will get through this together by upholding our organizational values of Humanity, Community, Growth, and Restoration.  A Message from YWCA Madison CEO, Vanessa McDowell, June 18, 2020. Please understand that our staff is still… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: A Message from CEO, Vanessa McDowell

YWCA Madison Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

YWCA Madison is devastated by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, as well as the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony Robinson, Tony McDade, and countless other Black Americans. Unfortunately, we are no longer surprised. Police brutality and institutional racism are baked into the policing and criminal justice systems… Continue Reading YWCA Madison Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

10 Ways to Support YWCA Madison During This Time

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Donate to YWCA Madison. https://www.ywcamadison.org/get-involved/donate/ Our work has not stopped. We continue to house, transport and provide critical services to our community, all while upholding our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Use your privilege and funds to support Black, Brown, and Indigenous-led organizations and people. Take the time to read our Stand Against… Continue Reading 10 Ways to Support YWCA Madison During This Time