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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 Children Find the Joy in Reading

January 23, 2020

Terry Chapel had been in the medical field for several years when she found herself longing for a new career. Looking to change things up, she decided to make the...

A Space to Explore Healthy Sexuality and Careers in Health Care

January 21, 2020

We believe all girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies. In addition to showing youth the services YWCA Minneapolis has to offer around healthy living, our afterschool and...

Early Childhood Education Curriculum Spotlight: Winter

January 10, 2020

Our Early Childhood Education curriculum is grounded in anti-bias and child-initiated play and focuses on a whole-child learning approach (covering social, emotional, cognitive and physical development). In our curriculum, we...

A Time for Celebration and Appreciation at the Beacons Program Family Fun Night

January 8, 2020

As 2019 slowly came to an end, the Beacons program at Hmong International Academy celebrated with its first big event, the Golden Harvest Family Fun Night. The event brought 100 attendees (family,...

A Decade of Growth, Purpose and Connection with YWCA

January 6, 2020

I have been connected to YWCA Minneapolis for nearly a decade. Ten years ago, I was 22 years old and was a Minneapolis newcomer. I was beginning my career as...

WEM Foundation: Helping Bridge the Opportunity Gap in Minnesota and Beyond

December 17, 2019

YWCA Minneapolis is proud to partner with the WEM Foundation, which supports our Girls and Youth afterschool and summer programs. The WEM Foundation is one of the earliest supporters of...