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COVID-19 Update: All three of our fitness centers are now open. As we reopen, you can be certain your health and safety is our top priority. Working out at the gym will feel a little different, but we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience. Learn more about our phased reopening plan or make a reservation to work out.


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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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YWCA Welcomes Jessie Hendel as Chief Program Officer

August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020 YWCA Minneapolis is pleased to announce that Jessie Hendel will join our team as chief program officer. Jessie brings over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit...

WCCO: How Can You Show Support For Racial Justice?

July 27, 2020

It’s been two months since George Floyd was killed. Since then, many Americans have had a nationwide reckoning and discussion about race. So, what happens now? Christina from Marshall wrote...

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)...

Food and Supplies Distribution at YWCA Midtown

June 5, 2020

Updated July 27, 2020 YWCA Minneapolis is here for our neighbors in need. We have created a pop-up distribution hub at YWCA Midtown to ensure our neighbors have groceries, personal...