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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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YWCA Youth Learn about Urban Planning and Engineering on a Highway Construction Tour

June 24, 2019

Earlier this spring, participants in the Girls Inc. Eureka! program boarded a yellow school bus and joined Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for a tour of the 35W@94: Downtown to...

Stories of Mistakes and Forgiveness: Women from Shakopee Correctional Facility Visit YWCA Youth

June 18, 2019

Three-minute showers, waking up at 5:00 am, asking permission to speak, doing pushups for minor infractions, the feeling of isolation that comes from limited calls and visits with loved ones…...

2019 Minnesota Legislative Session Wrap-Up

June 12, 2019

A Close to the Legislative Session Last month, the 2019 regular legislative session officially came to an end. After a nearly 21-hour special session, the 2019 Minnesota Legislature completed their...

Preschoolers Marvel at the Night Sky with Sesame Street Characters

June 7, 2019

The preschoolers looked toward the large, balloon-like dome. They were asked to take guesses at what it could be and their eyes lit up with ideas. “An igloo!” said one...

Summer Zumba Parties at the Farmers Market: Come Dance with Us!

June 5, 2019

Summer is here! Minnesota summers are too short and our winters are so long – so when it’s finally warm out, many of us like to get as much outside...

Addressing Race and Identity During Conflict

May 30, 2019

Many of us have been raised to view conflict in a negative light. Like a jumbled ball of yarn, conflict seems like a sticky knot to untangle, and for many, it’s...