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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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Announcing the 2020 It’s Time to Act! Forum Series

December 9, 2019

YWCA Minneapolis is launching the second annual It’s Time to Act!™ Forum Series, events that engage participants for deeper learning and action planning around issues of race, equity, identity and...

Media Coverage of New President and CEO, Michelle Basham

December 6, 2019

From the Star Tribune: Veteran Twin Cities nonprofit executive will take over as CEO of YWCA Minneapolis “Michelle Basham, a veteran nonprofit executive, will take over as CEO of YWCA...

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...

YWCA Minneapolis Wins Green Cost Share Award

December 2, 2019

The Green Cost Share Awards recognize businesses, organizations, individuals, and partners for their commitment to the health of the people of Minneapolis and for fighting climate change. This year, the...

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.