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News & Views from YWCA National Capital Area

 

CALL TO ACTION! There’s Still Time to Protect Our Right to Vote!

Monday, August 23, 2021

The freedom to vote is something our community has long fought for in the streets, at the ballot box, and in legislative offices. Yet, roadblocks to the ballot box including stricter voter identification laws, limited voting times, restricted voter registration, and inaccessible polling places continue to grow.  It is time to restore the key provisions… Continue Reading CALL TO ACTION! There’s Still Time to Protect Our Right to Vote!

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

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

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