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Our fitness centers at YWCA Downtown and Midtown are now open as of June 22. As we reopen, you can be certain your health and safety is our top priority. YWCA Uptown plans to open on July 15. Learn more about reopening and our Uptown temporary closure.


News Reports & Press Releases

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 612-460-1125.

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Good Housekeeping: “What White Privilege Really Means — and How to Work on It”

June 30, 2020

If you are white, you might be surprised that your “normal” way of life is a privilege that Black people don’t get to enjoy. As many of us attempt to...

YWCA Minneapolis and YWCA St. Paul Host Community Vigil Events in Honor of George Floyd

June 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2020 – Together, YWCA Minneapolis and YWCA St. Paul are holding two simultaneous virtual events to join communities, give space to grieve and honor the...

YWCA Minneapolis to Reopen June 22

June 12, 2020

Phased reopening approach includes enhanced cleaning protocols and employee health screenings June 15, 2020 — YWCA Minneapolis announced the reopening of its three fitness facilities (Downtown, Midtown and Uptown locations)...

MinnPost Op-Ed: ‘The work ahead: From sadness and anger to racial justice and healing”

June 3, 2020

The time since Memorial Day has been tragic, heartbreaking and sadly, reaffirming – reaffirming of our lack of progress toward racial justice. On the evening of May 25, George Floyd...

YWCA Minneapolis Will Not Enter into Agreements with MPD

June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 We are like so many, outraged by the actions of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) in killing George Floyd.  We condemn their actions and we are...

Twin Cities Business Magazine: ‘Businesses’ Role in Policing, Policy, and Change’

June 2, 2020

Many Minnesotans are at a loss for words after the death of George Floyd. But some local leaders say the state’s business community can play a pivotal role in driving...