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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

Press Release: YWCA Madison’s 2019 Racial Justice Summit Call for Workshop Proposals

Friday, April 5, 2019

Madison, WI, April 05, 2019 –– Call for Proposals is now open for the YWCA Racial Justice Summit. The YWCA Madison is inviting submissions for workshop proposals for the 2019 Racial Justice Summit, a leading regional, multiracial gathering on racial justice.  This year’s theme is Transforming Our Future. Our invitation for participants is to connect… Continue Reading Press Release: YWCA Madison’s 2019 Racial Justice Summit Call for Workshop Proposals

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

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