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Our Voices Blog

Stories, Views & Resources

Welcome to the Our Voices blog, where we share voices throughout YWCA Minneapolis, including the stories from members and participants whose lives are changed by YWCA. The stories will give you a closer look at the work we do, and the people who are equipped to create brighter futures for themselves and their families.

View posts by topic: Racial Justice and Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Girls and Youth, Health and Wellness, YWCA Changemakers

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Helping Young People Adjust To Changing Times

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020 When the pandemic hit in March, our Girls and Youth programs had to shift quickly to be responsive to the moment and help support youth and their...

20 Hispanic & Latina Women to Know

September 8, 2020

This list is just a handful of the amazing Hispanic and Latina/x women who have shaped our culture and changed the world for the better. Learn more about the history...

Summer Tri Fest: A Celebration of Resilience, Strength & Virtual Togetherness

August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020 This summer, YWCA Minneapolis put on its first virtual race. We called it Summer Tri Fest, a race where athletes could stay on track to accomplish their...

Fresh Food is Good Food: Shopping at Farmers Markets this Season

August 25, 2020

August 25, 2020 Late summer and early fall are great seasons for finding fresh and local food. Even during this time of social distancing, many farmers markets are still up...

Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Voting Power

August 21, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020 This week, we celebrate a historic milestone along the long arc toward justice. A century ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, ensuring the right to vote...

What are Reparations?

August 19, 2020

Reparations are one of many steps on the path to racial justice. What are they and how can we incorporate them into our lives? Below, we’ll discuss reparations as they...