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2018: A Year of Driving Equity, Building Community and Sparking Change

By Luz María Frías, YWCA Minneapolis President and CEO
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As the calendar year comes to a close, I am reminded how grateful and humbled I am to be the president and CEO of an organization that is at the forefront of change in our community.

Our generous donors, volunteers, employees, health and wellness members, program participants and board of directors make the work YWCA Minneapolis does every day possible. Together, we take a stand to eliminate racism and empower women and girls in Minneapolis and beyond. At this cultural moment, it’s more important than ever to come together behind this mission, and I am honored to stand with all of you in the pursuit.

Last year, we touched the lives of over 30,000 people through our Racial Justice and Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Girls and Youth, and Health and Wellness programs. I encourage you to read the inspiring stories of a few of the people we reached:

And, if you haven’t already, take a look at the 2017-2018 community report that highlights the power of our community in the last fiscal year.

Thank you for believing in YWCA Minneapolis. Together we’ve accomplished a great deal in 2018 and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do in 2019.

In peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all,

Luz María Frías

President and CEO, YWCA Minneapolis