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YWCA Madison: Statement on COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

YWCA MADISON’S STATEMENT ON COVID-19. Dear Community, YWCA Madison is taking the health and wellbeing of our residents, staff, volunteers, and community very seriously with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus. We will get through this together by upholding our organizational values of Humanity, Community, Growth, and Restoration. Please understand that our staff is working… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Statement on COVID-19

YWCA Madison: Letter in Opposition to Siting the F-35s in Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

LETTER BY YWCA MADISON CEO VANESSA McDOWELL. Dear Secretary Barrett, Senator Baldwin, Senator Johnson, and Congressmember Pocan, We ask you to oppose stationing the F-35s Lightning II to the Wisconsin 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Air National Guard Base in Madison, Wisconsin. As documented in the Environmental Impact Statement drafted by the United States Air… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Letter in Opposition to Siting the F-35s in Madison, Wisconsin

Press Release: Amplify Madison 2020 Call for Applications is Now Open

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Amplify Madison 2020 Call for Applications is Now Open   MADISON, Wisconsin –  YWCA Madison is accepting applications for Cohort 3 of  Amplify Madison. The 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 color working in… Continue Reading Press Release: Amplify Madison 2020 Call for Applications is Now Open

Press Release: Nominate a Woman in Our Community for the 46th Women of Distinction Leadership Awards!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Nominate a Woman in Our Community for the 45th Women of Distinction Leadership Awards! MADISON, Wisconsin – YWCA Madison is looking to honor women in the Greater Madison community who serve as leaders through their community service, professional achievement, integrity, leadership, or dedication to the lives of others and to the quality of life for… Continue Reading Press Release: Nominate a Woman in Our Community for the 46th Women of Distinction Leadership Awards!

Press Release: YWCA Madison Honors Eight Women at the 45th Annual Women of Distinction Leadership Awards

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11:30 – 1:00 PM at Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive MADISON, Wis., April 30, 2019 – On Thursday, May 30, 2019, YWCA Madison will present the 45th Annual Women of Distinction Leadership Awards at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. We are pleased to announce that this year’s awards… Continue Reading Press Release: YWCA Madison Honors Eight Women at the 45th Annual Women of Distinction Leadership Awards

YWCA Madison: Statement following the attack of an 11-year old student at Whitehorse Middle School

Thursday, March 14, 2019

STATEMENT FROM YWCA MADISON’S ADVOCACY TEAM. YWCA Madison is both outraged and devastated at the decision last week not to pursue criminal charges against a school administrator who attacked an 11-year old black girl at Whitehorse Middle School. We are outraged because we cannot understand how violence from an adult white male against a black… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Statement following the attack of an 11-year old student at Whitehorse Middle School

YWCA Madison: Letter to City Council Opposing Body Cameras

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LETTER BY YWCA MADISON CEO VANESSA McDOWELL. Dear Madison Common Council Alders and Mayor Paul Soglin, YWCA Madison strongly supports Common Council Proposed Operating Amendment #4 and Common Council Proposed Capitol Amendment #1 to remove funding to pilot body cameras for Madison Police.  The city is not ready yet for body cameras. In 2015, YWCA Madison… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Letter to City Council Opposing Body Cameras

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo “In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on his standard dog-whistle of divisive rhetoric and scapegoating our most underserved communities. Last night’s litany of policies focused on building a border wall, separating immigrant families and ramping up penalties for drug offenders. He… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes