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YWCA Minneapolis is a trusted social justice organization with a 125+ 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 612-215-4107.

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YWCA Minneapolis Board Elects Michelle Basham as New President and CEO

December 3, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS – December 3, 2019 – YWCA Minneapolis Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michelle Basham has been elected its new president and CEO. Michelle comes to YWCA...

MN Tri News: YWCA Women’s Tri is “Race of the Year!”

November 22, 2019

The multisport athletes of Minnesota have spoken. The YWCA WOMEN’S TRIATHLON is the 2019 Triathletes Chioce Race of the Year.”

Mpls St. Paul Magazine: Girl Powered Feature

November 20, 2019

From a career readiness group for health care hopefuls to political camps and tiny home projects, these local programs are laying down the groundwork for our leading ladies of tomorrow.

YWCA Minneapolis Give to the Max Day Efforts Mentioned in Star Tribune & Mpls St. Paul Magazine

November 15, 2019

Consider These Minnesota Nonprofits on Give to the Max Day “Today is Give to the Max Day, the annual day of giving to nonprofits in Minnesota. Many nonprofits are holding...

Mpls St. Paul Magazine Feature YWCA Minneapolis Afterschool Programs: Giving Youth a Brighter Future

November 11, 2019

From financial literacy to lifelong fitness habits, YWCA Minneapolis’ afterschool roster exposes kiddos to learning and leadership opportunities that can set them up for life — while having plenty of...

Channel 5 News: YWCA Youth Build Solar Devices for Kenyan Students on STEM Day

November 11, 2019

Students from 11 Twin Cities-area schools participated in the hands-on STEM program, which involved building portable solar suitcases that can capture the sun’s energy and bring electricity to thousands of...