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NEWS: A racial reckoning at nonprofits: Black women demand better pay, opportunities

Sunday, July 11, 2021

By  Sydney Trent | July 11, 2021| The Washington Post “The racial and gender gaps were brought home to Monica Gray at a recent meeting of nonprofit chief executives that she attended. A White woman began complaining about the size of her bonus, said Gray, 58, chief executive of the National Capitol Area YWCA since… Continue Reading NEWS: A racial reckoning at nonprofits: Black women demand better pay, opportunities

This is What Accountability Looks Like: Statement from YWCA National Capital Area

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Statement from Monica Gray, CEO of YWCA National Capital Area:  Today, a jury held former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin accountable for the murder of George Floyd. At the YWCA National Capital Area, we stand with Floyd’s family, the citizens of Minnesota, and our entire nation as we navigate this next stage of healing. Today’s… Continue Reading This is What Accountability Looks Like: Statement from YWCA National Capital Area

YWCA National Capital Area Partners with Target | See How You Can Help

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

YWCA National Capital Area is excited to partner with Target Circle. Now you can support YWCA National Capital Area just by shopping at Target. Are you a Target Circle member? Click here for more information — it’s free! As a Target Circle member, you’ll earn one vote for each shopping trip. Vote for YWCA National Capital Area now through December 31, 2020. More votes for YWCA National Capital… Continue Reading YWCA National Capital Area Partners with Target | See How You Can Help

Today is National Voter Registration Day! Join us!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Today is National Voter Registration Day, a day each year that organizations around the country encourage people to get registered to vote. Our mission at the YWCA National Capital Area calls us to commit to racial and gender justice. We believe that voting rights and the fight for racial justice are deeply interconnected. As our communities continue… Continue Reading Today is National Voter Registration Day! Join us!

Help Us Feed Local Families: Support our Food Pantry

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

While we all struggle with balancing daily schedules right now,  most families still find time to relax and recharge. However, for those experiencing food insecurity, this down time still contains a continued reminder of what isn’t there. Food. Recently, The Washington Post editorial board said “though many groups are racing to feed their neighbors with creative and generous efforts, they cannot… Continue Reading Help Us Feed Local Families: Support our Food Pantry

IMPORTANT UPDATE: YWCA NCA COVID 19 Coronavirus Emergency Response

Friday, March 13, 2020

Please read the following update from YWCA NCA CEO Monica Gray:  Dear YWCA NCA Staff, Students and Supporters, The YWCA NCA team and I have been monitoring the information from our national, regional and local public health officials and government leaders about the on-going COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Our nation and our world is facing a… Continue Reading IMPORTANT UPDATE: YWCA NCA COVID 19 Coronavirus Emergency Response

Celebrating Empowering Women

Monday, May 20, 2019

2019 Annual Luncheon & Leadership Awards On May 15, 2019, we held our 2019 “Empowering Every Woman” Luncheon and Leadership Awards at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. We had the pleasure of honoring four women who exemplify our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, including Maria Gomez, CEOof Mary’s Center; Judi Moore Latta,… Continue Reading Celebrating Empowering Women