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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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Lake Street Council: Day in the Life on Lake Street

October 5, 2021

Follow Diana as she takes you along for a day in her life on Lake Street in Minneapolis in this Lake Street Council production. Diana takes us on a loop...

Virtual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race Coming Oct. 28 Featuring Ijeoma Oluo

September 30, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – YWCA Minneapolis will hold the 19th annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ Oct. 28, 2021, featuring writer, speaker and internet yeller Ijeoma...

Star Tribune: Heat waves, smoke clouds and the battle to breathe easy in Minnesota

July 30, 2021

“There’s hot yoga, and then there’s too-hot-for yoga. For a year and a half, the staff of the YWCA Minneapolis worked around and through the pandemic’s threat to public health....

Woman of Power Awardee Featured in Star Tribune Inspired Section

July 24, 2021

“After co-launching day-care provider training for the Latino community, spearheading Blue Cross Blue Shield’s health equity program in Minnesota, and fighting apartment purchases that displaced low-income families, it is perhaps...

YWCA Minneapolis Hosts Race Against Racism 5K Event on August 8

July 22, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS – YWCA Minneapolis is hosting a new community event this year – Race Against Racism 5K. The race is an accessible 3.1-mile run/walk on a flat course around Lake Nokomis on August 8, 2021, beginning at...

Media Coverage of New President and CEO, Shelley Carthen Watson

July 2, 2021

From the Star Tribune: The YWCA Minneapolis has named University of Minnesota attorney Shelley Carthen Watson as the nonprofit’s new CEO, starting Aug. 9. Read More From the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder:...