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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

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

Stand Against Racism: GROWTH–Standing for Justice in the Time of COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  What do we want to Grow? What are we Growing?  At YWCA Madison, we embrace Growth as one of our core guiding values. This means that we know that learning and unlearning is a forever-journey that requires us to practice awareness, courage, compassion, and creativity. It means that we must nurture practices and feedback… Continue Reading Stand Against Racism: GROWTH–Standing for Justice in the Time of COVID-19

Stand Against Racism: An Opportunity to Bridge–Standing for Justice in the Time of COVID-19

Thursday, April 23, 2020

As the global community contends with the new reality and suffering that COVID-19 presents, we at YWCA Madison are reflecting on what it means to practice our values of Humanity, Community, Growth, and Restoration during this time of upheaval. The societal response to Coronavirus and its fallout has brought many of the truths of the… Continue Reading Stand Against Racism: An Opportunity to Bridge–Standing for Justice in the Time of COVID-19

YWCA Madison: A Message from CEO, Vanessa McDowell

Monday, March 30, 2020

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.  A Message from YWCA Madison CEO, Vanessa McDowell Please understand that our staff is… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: A Message from CEO, Vanessa McDowell

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

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge Cyberattack

Monday, August 17, 2020

Posted on August 17, 2020 The message below relates to a data security incident involving one of our third-party service providers, Blackbaud. The breach included accessing donor data from numerous nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions around the world, including YWCA Madison. On July 16, 2020, we were contacted by Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest… Continue Reading Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge Cyberattack