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YWCA Minneapolis is a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. Through our high-quality programs, classes and workshops, we connect individuals and families across the Twin Cities with the knowledge, community and resources to thrive.

View the latest press releases and news reports featuring YWCA Minneapolis below. For media inquiries, please contact Cori Mattli at or 612-460-1125.

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3M Open donates funds to YWCA Minneapolis and YWCA St. Paul

February 4, 2021

PGA TOUR event supporting eight major charity partners to showcase the ‘Power of Community’ FEBRUARY 4, 2021 BLAINE, Minn. – 3M Open officials today presented YWCA Minneapolis and YWCA St....

YWCA Minneapolis Leadership Changes

December 16, 2020

December 16, 2020 The Board of Directors has accepted Michelle Basham’s resignation as President and CEO of YWCA Minneapolis. We thank Michelle for her tenure as CEO during an unprecedented...

WCCO: Charities Say Need For Giving Higher Than Ever This Holiday Season

November 13, 2020

So look out for winter clothing drives, like the YWCA’s, which starts next month “This year we’re also hosting a hat and warm sock drive the first two weeks of...

YWCA Minneapolis Spotlight in Twin Cities Business Giving Guide

November 10, 2020

Twin Cities Business Giving Guide features top nonprofits in the area: “Minnesota nonprofits need funding help to respond to COVID-19, economic woes and drive for racial justice.” Read more

VP of Marketing and Communications Featured in Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

November 4, 2020

As vice president of marketing and communications for YWCA Minneapolis, as well as helping to lead the nonprofit’s efforts to fight for racial and gender equity, Jacqueline Lloyd Cunningham has...

YWCA Minneapolis First-Ever Virtual It’s Time To Talk: Forums on Race™ Coming this October 

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – YWCA Minneapolis will hold the 18th annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race Oct. 21 featuring a fireside chat with nationally-renowned speaker, author...