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Latest News from YWCA National Capital Area

Looking for the latest news? You’ve come to the right place. Member of the media with a story request? Contact Sarah Graham, Manager of Communications & Advocacy, at sgraham@ywcanca.org or (202) 626-0728.

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

Nominate an Empowering Woman

Thursday, February 7, 2019

2019 “Empowering Every Woman Annual Luncheon and Leadership Awards” This year for the first time we opened our nominations to the public. Allowing the National Capital Area an opportunity to nominate an extraordinary woman who best exemplifies our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. 2019 nominations are now closed. Thank you to everyone who… Continue Reading Nominate an Empowering Woman

Register Today: EmpowerSTEAM

Friday, February 1, 2019

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2019 EMPOWERSTEAM SUMMER ACADEMY YWCA National Capital Area is pleased to offer the 5th annual EmpowerSTEAM Summer Academy. The summer camp,  for girls ages 13-17,  exposes participants to STEM in an exciting and engaging manner. Registration is free. “We are excited to bring back EmpowerSTEAM, this year with a longer period of… Continue Reading Register Today: EmpowerSTEAM

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Vote: it’s the “most powerful nonviolent tool we have”

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Day. A chance to make our voices heard. Midterm elections are historically marked by low voter turnout, but early 2018 reports suggest a new energy this time around. The energy brings excitement and hope. We are excited to have women, communities of color, and other marginalized populations raise their voice through the ballot box.… Continue Reading Vote: it’s the “most powerful nonviolent tool we have”