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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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Thanking Our Teachers for Their Commit-Mint!

May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022 For Teacher Appreciation Week this year, YWCA Minneapolis celebrated by thanking our early childhood center staff for all of their hard work and dedication to the children...

Histories Remixed: An Audio-Visual Blog Experience

May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 Two members of our Racial Justice & Public Policy team, Anissa Waterhouse and Luna Allen-Bakerian, prepared a conversation about the ways we are taught history and what...

A Roaring Good Time! A Virtual African Safari

May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022 YWCA Minneapolis recently partnered with PNC Bank this spring to offer children in our Early Childhood Education Program engaging and educational opportunities. Virtual African Safari As part of...

Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM One Step at a Time

May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022 Girls Inc. Eureka! is a five-year program for girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Each month during the school year, participants in grades 8-12...

Ramadan and How to Support Your Observing Colleagues

April 25, 2022

April 25, 2022 There are two billion Muslims in the world, making Islam the second most practiced religion across the globe. By 2045, Muslims will be the majority. In the...

A Different Type of Environment

April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022 We recently learned more about one of our incredible fitness members, Sheena. In this Q&A, she tells us why she first became a fitness member, what she...