News releases from YWCA Minneapolis and press reports of YWCA-related news.
Luz Maria Frias Named in the Top 100 Overachievers List by Twin Cities Business
Nov 30, 2018
YWCA Minneapolis President and CEO Luz Maria Frias has been selected by Twin Cities Business as one of the top 100 overachievers 2019.
YWCA Minneapolis It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ Sparks Brave Conversations about Race and RacismYWCA Minneapolis It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ Sparks Brave Conversations about Race and RacismOct 8, 2018
From to police violence, to Minnesota’s record of having some of the worst disparities in the country, issues of race and racism locally and across the country are as palpable as ever. YWCA Minneapolis It’s Time to Talk: Forums on RaceTM on Oct. 25 is an event that aims to jump-start brave conversations, shed light on how racism impacts us all and be the spark that leads to real, sustaining change.
NPR's Only a Game Features "30 Years At The Uptown Y" story
Aug 27, 2018
Longtime YWCA Minneapolis member, Alison McGhee, shares how YWCA Uptown has been a fixture in her life over the years in this touching story. Her story was originally published in the Minnesota Star Tribune and recently remade into a radio essay for NPR's Only a Game.
Parking Changes at YWCA Midtown
Aug 24, 2018
YWCA Minneapolis President and CEO, Luz María Frías, responds to member concerns about new pay parking gate system at YWCA Midtown.
Triathlete Magazine Features YWCA Women's Triathlon
Aug 15, 2018
Triathlete Magazine showcases YWCA Women's Triathlon through inspiring photos of the event.
MinnPost Features Article by Luz María Frías
Aug 10, 2018
YWCA Minneapolis President and CEO, Luz María Frías' article "Are All Police Confrontations Equal? We Need to Question Justifications for the Blevins Shooting" was featured in the Community Voices section in MinnPost.
Award-Winning YWCA Women’s Triathlon Stands as the Midwest’s Largest Women-Only Race
Aug 1, 2018
In an era where triathlons all over the country are losing participants, YWCA Women’s Triathlon is one of the few that grows year after year. Last year, YWCA Women’s Triathlon celebrated its 10th anniversary, won Race of the Year by Minnesota Tri News and jumped to over 1,500 registrants. This year will be the largest yet.
MPR’s Counter Stories Makes the List for Top 10 Necessary Political Podcasts
Jul 30, 2018
MPR's Counter Stories®, featuring YWCA Minneapolis CEO and President Luz María Frías, is listed in Culturess as one of the "10 necessary political podcasts we need right now" along with nine other podcasts nationwide.
YWCA Minneapolis Mentioned in Minnesota Monthly
Jul 5, 2018
In the July 2018 issue of Minnesota Monthly, former YWCA Women's Triathlon Race Director, Nicole Cueno, speaks to the importance of strength training for women.
YWCA Minneapolis Welcomes New Board Members
Jul 2, 2018
YWCA Minneapolis announces three new members joining the board of directors: Bria Shea, Lakeeta Hill and Carissa Rollins. Each bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge to the governing role.
YWCA Minneapolis to be Honored as Minnesota Lynx Nonprofit of the Game
Jun 28, 2018
YWCA Minneapolis will be honored as Minnesota Lynx’s Nonprofit of the Game for the June 29 home game, where the Minnesota Lynx will play against the Atlanta Dream. Nonprofit of the Game is a Minnesota Lynx initiative that honors and recognizes nonprofits making a positive impact in our community.
YWCA Woman of Power Award Recipient, Kim Nelson, Highlighted in the News
Jun 6, 2018
The YWCA Minneapolis Circle of Women committee selected Kim Nelson for the inaugural “Woman of Power” award for her distinguished and influential leadership, both in her career and community work. Coverage of the award was published in MN Women's Press and Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.
Kim Nelson Receives YWCA Minneapolis Inaugural "Woman of Power" Award
May 14, 2018
The YWCA Minneapolis Circle of Women committee selected Kim Nelson for the inaugural “Woman of Power” award for her distinguished and influential leadership, both in her career and community work.
MinneMinds Features YWCA Early Childhood Education
May 8, 2018
MinneMinds is a coalition of organizations and thought leaders from across the state with a common commitment to prioritizing Minnesota’s youngest in-need children as the most important investment for our state to make. Recently, MinneMinds featured YWCA Minneapolis Children's Centers as a success story.
Over 1,000 Women Will Convene to Raise Funds to Eliminate Racism and Empower Women and Girls
May 4, 2018
On May 10, more than 1,000 community and business leaders in the Twin Cities will gather at YWCA Minneapolis’ 22nd Annual Circle of Women luncheon to pool their economic power and raise money for programs that eliminate racism and empower women and girls in Minneapolis.