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Join YWCA Minneapolis for $15 in July when you donate a pair of new or gently used shoes! Join for $45 without a shoe donation.

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ANNOUNCING
PRESIDENT AND CEO

YWCA Minneapolis is pleased to announce that Shelley Carthen Watson has been elected its new president and CEO.

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NOW
HIRING

Join our team and advance our mission. Now hiring for lifeguards, Early Childhood Education teachers, teacher aides and more.

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It's Time to Talk:
Forums on Race™

Announcing Ijeoma Oluo as keynote speaker for this much-anticipated annual event. Tickets on sale now!

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JUSTICE FOR
GEORGE FLOYD

Find resources for healing and action.

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130+ Years of Advancing Equity

YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 to promote health, education, and gender and racial equity throughout the Twin Cities. As a member of YWCA USA, we’re dedicated to bringing about systemic change that improves lives.

For over 130 years, YWCA Minneapolis has been cultivating an inclusive and healthy community through a range of programs, classes and workshops. We provide high-quality Racial Justice, Early Childhood Education, Girls & YouthHealth & Wellness and Workforce Development programs that help build a vibrant, healthy community for all.

Making a Difference. That’s the Difference.™

Fitness

Join YWCA Minneapolis for $15 in July when you donate a pair of new or gently used shoes! Join for $45 without a shoe donation.

YWCA is the gym for every body. With a YWCA fitness membership, you can take advantage of all three of our state-of-the-art fitness facilities and achieve optimal wellness in a supportive and welcoming environment. These locations offer exciting amenities to make working out more fun and enticing, including swimming pools, running/walking tracks, basketball courts, fitness studios and more. We also offer a variety of premium services, such as personal training, nutrition coaching and team training.

As a YWCA Minneapolis member, you have access to free group fitness classes each week. With a range of offerings from rejuvenating yoga to HIIT classes, YWCA members of every age and activity level find fitness classes they love. Enjoy On Demand fitness videos and YWCA Live! virtual group fitness classes.

Making a Difference. That’s the Difference.™

Child Care & Youth Programs

Our high-quality Early Childhood Education program provides engaging, holistic early learning environments for infant to school-age children. All YWCA Children’s Centers are NAEYC-accredited and employ highly trained teachers — enabling us to offer some of the best care and education opportunities for children in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Through stimulating activities, nutritious food and an anti-bias curriculum, YWCA nurtures positive social-emotional and academic habits in children to help them succeed in school and life.

YWCA Minneapolis offer Girls and Youth programs that prepare youth to be learners, leaders and creators of change. These programs empower youth to hone their leadership and decision-making skills, adopt healthier and more active lifestyles, pursue their academic interests in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields and much more. Most importantly, these afterschool and summer programs use culturally responsive, research-based curriculum that supports youths’ voices and empowers them to lead, be resilient and thrive.

Making a Difference. That’s the Difference.™

Racial Justice & Public Policy

YWCA Minneapolis is a trusted social justice organization that promotes racial equity and works to build a community of changemakers. We bring people together through facilitated dialogues, community workshops and signature events that help people have constructive, meaningful conversations about race — and most importantly, learn how to take action toward positive social change in their lives. We believe in the power of democracy and offer ways for people to advocate for meaningful causes, learn how government systems work and become more engaged residents.

We also offer Inc.lude™ Equity and Inclusion Consulting, a service designed to help businesses create more diverse and positive working environments for their employees. Inc.lude provides detailed diversity, inclusion and equity training programs to nurture better employee dynamics, support collaboration, and ultimately, improve productivity.

Making a Difference. That’s the Difference.™

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Women of Color Fitness & Wellness Influencers to Follow

July 22, 2021

Social media can be a great place to find inspiration for wellness, self-care and fitness. But, it’s important to curate your media diet to ensure what you’re viewing is adding...

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Free Yoga at Peavey Plaza

August 3, 2021 5:30pm @Peavey Plaza

YWCA Minneapolis and Peavey Plaza Present Free Yoga Revive your spirit with a summer of FREE invigorating and peaceful yoga classes at Peavey Plaza (weather permitting). Please bring a yoga...

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