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YWCA Madison Amplify Madison – Deadline Nov 1st

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

YWCA Madison Amplify Madison – Deadline is This Week to Apply! MADISON, Wisconsin – The YWCA Madison is accepting applications for the Amplify Madison Grant. Amplify Madison funds collaborative projects to build skill, voice, and visibility for women working in the Madison region’s thriving nonprofit community. “We’re thrilled to support a unique learning experience that… Continue Reading YWCA Madison Amplify Madison – Deadline Nov 1st

Commute to Career Grant

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Governor Walker Announces $5.1 Million in Commute to Careers Grants “These grants will give thousands of Wisconsin workers improved access to meaningful jobs or training opportunities that they need to enter the workforce.” MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today announced that 29 grants, totaling more than $5.1 million, have been awarded under the Commute to Careers program, a… Continue Reading Commute to Career Grant

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

Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

Friday, January 19, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “We are deeply disappointed in Congress’ failure to do their jobs and fund programs that support women, families, and our communities. “The impacts of this shutdown are broad and diverse, from the expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) blatantly putting children’s health at risk, to… Continue Reading Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

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

Get to Know Gery, YWCA Madison’s New Race and Gender Equity Director

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Geraldine (Gery) Paredes Vasquez is an Intercultural & Social Justice Educator as well as a Racial Justice Facilitator with 12 years of experience. This is not the first time that Gery is joining the YWCA Madison, between 2013 and 2016 she co-authored the Creating Equitable Organizations program with former director Colleen Butler as part of… Continue Reading Get to Know Gery, YWCA Madison’s New Race and Gender Equity Director

YWCA Madison: Strongly opposes the hiring of Daniel Furseth as a police officer with the Town of Madison

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

LETTER BY YWCA MADISON CEO VANESSA McDOWELL. Dear Town of Madison Police Chief Gregory, Town of Madison Police and Fire Commission Members, and Members of the Town of Madison Board, YWCA Madison strongly opposes the hiring of Daniel Furseth as a police officer with the Town of Madison. We ask that you rescind his offer and/or terminate… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Strongly opposes the hiring of Daniel Furseth as a police officer with the Town of Madison