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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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The Light Behind the Shadow Boxing: YWCA Beacon Youth Learn to Box

August 23, 2019

This summer, youth in our Beacon Learning Center program had the opportunity to attend boxing classes – getting exercise and learning positive ways to blow off steam along the way....

Showing Up and Getting Stronger: My Pilates Reformer Journey

August 20, 2019

I have been a fitness member of YWCA Minneapolis for the past eight years. I love it! Over the years, I have utilized several different fitness programs, enjoyed cardio classes,...

Cultivating Imagination, Mindfulness and Problem-Solving in Early Childhood Education

August 19, 2019

We include music, art, yoga, mindfulness and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) as important parts of our Early Childhood Education program. Imagination: A Door to Possibilities Working with paint,...

More Than 1,500 Triathletes Cross the Finish Line at 2019 YWCA Women’s Triathlon

August 15, 2019

Here are the 2019 award winners: 2019 Legacy (10-year) Racers Sarah Dimick Gray Heidi Anderson-Isaacson Debbie Stewart Greta Simpson Erin Probst Elite Race In the elite race, the winner was...

Resisting “Othering” and Building Joy: Six Actions to Take Today

August 13, 2019

In our culture, “othering“ is modeled and maintained as an acceptable function of the status quo. To “other” is to treat or consider a person or a group of people...

YWCA Child Care & Preschool: Where Our Children Are Welcomed, Encouraged and Loved

August 7, 2019

Claire and Joe have two children enrolled at YWCA Minneapolis Children’s Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. Both children have been a part of YWCA’s early...