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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 media advisories, news releases and features about us below. For media inquiries, please contact:

Jacqueline Lloyd Cunningham, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

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YWCAs Unite at the Minnesota State Capitol to Advance its Mission, Strengthen Communities

March 21, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: (Minneapolis, Minn.) For the first time, the four sister YWCAs in the state of Minnesota – YWCA Minneapolis, YWCA St. Paul, YWCA Duluth and YWCA Mankato – will...

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Profiles President and CEO Shelley Carthen Watson

March 17, 2023

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER: As president and CEO of the YWCA Minneapolis, Shelley Carthen Watson works to empower girls, women, and people of color, and eliminate barriers that reinforce disparities in health...

YWCA Minneapolis Names Sixth Annual Woman of Power Award Winner; Second Annual Kate Berman Leadership Award Winner

March 16, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2023 (Minneapolis, Minn.) YWCA Minneapolis is honored to present the 2023 Woman of Power Award to Atum Azzahir and the Kate Berman Leadership Award to...

KSTP Covers Race Against Racism 2K/5K

February 27, 2023

KSTP covered our Race Against Racism 2K/5K event as part of their weekend roundup and interviewed President and CEO Shelley Carthen Watson.

YWCA Minneapolis Hosts 3rd Annual Race Against Racism

February 24, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: (Minneapolis, Minn.) YWCA Minneapolis will host its third annual Race Against Racism 2K/5K event, which goes indoors this February, at the Minneapolis Sports Center, YWCA Midtown, Sunday, February...

Little Hearts, Big Empathy: How YWCA Minneapolis Makes Preschool More Personal

February 13, 2023

From STEM and the arts to free play to learning letters, the local nonprofit integrates compassion, curiosity, and cultural responsiveness into its classroom.