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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 612-460-1125.

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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...

YWCA Welcomes Angela Myles as Vice President of Racial Justice

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020 YWCA Minneapolis is pleased to announce that Angela Myles will join our team as vice president of Racial Justice. Angela brings extensive expertise in Diversity, Equity and...

WCCO: MDH coronavirus data shows few parallels between gyms and restaurants

September 16, 2020

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, as of the last outbreak data available, there were two gyms in August associated with 34 cases. That’s compared to more than 1,200...