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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 Beautiful Sight of a Full Rack of Dumbbells: Q&A with a 15-Year YWCA Fitness Member

September 21, 2021

We recently learned more about one of our incredible 15-year members, Sharon. In this Q&A, she tells us how she first became a fitness member, what she likes most about...

Hispanic and Latino/a/x/e Businesses and Organizations to Support

September 15, 2021

Every year from September 15 – October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States. (The term ‘Hispanic’ is typically used to describe descendants of Spanish-speaking populations,...

Youth-Led Storytelling through Photography

September 9, 2021

Summer camp at YWCA Beacon Learning Centers returned in full force this year with action-packed activities for youth. One exciting project students took on was learning about photography. Eleven students participated...

Building Togetherness through a Giant Weaving Project

September 7, 2021

Navigating a global pandemic this last year and a half has been incredibly difficult and isolating for everyone, including children. There is a crisis of division in this country and...

Happy Children at the End of the Day: Q&A with a YWCA Family

September 2, 2021

In this Q&A, one of our wonderful Early Childhood Education parents, Trevor, gives us the scoop on the experience his family has had with our Early Childhood Education program and...

Quick Tips for A Healthy and Balanced Summer BBQ

August 27, 2021

Summertime and sunshine offer opportunities for more regular outdoor activities in Minnesota. Summer holidays and hangouts often include grilling for its flavor, fun and flexibility. Many of us may have...