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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

Press Release: YWCA Madison Amplify Madison Launches the Amplify Madison Academy and Second Cohort of Awardees

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2:00 – 4:00 PM at The Spark, 821 E. Washington Avenue MADISON, Wis., April 23, 2019 – YWCA Madison and Madison Community Foundation invites community members to join us May 10, 2:00 – 4:00 PM at The Spark for the Amplify Madison Academy Launch event where all 12 teams of women awarded… Continue Reading Press Release: YWCA Madison Amplify Madison Launches the Amplify Madison Academy and Second Cohort of Awardees

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