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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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Whole Foods and Portion Control for a Healthy Lifestyle

March 15, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month – and it is all about the food! YWCA Registered Dietitians Alea Lester and Haylee Kurtzweg provide tips on whole foods and portion control to keep a […]

It’s Time to Finally Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

March 14, 2019

Did you know there is no amendment in the Minnesota Constitution or the U.S. Constitution that specifically states that people no matter their gender have equal protection under the law? […]

YWCA Member Story: “My Core is Stronger Now than It’s Ever Been”

March 13, 2019

For David, the location of YWCA is hard to beat – he lives just a couple of blocks away. That’s why he chose to join back in 2012. Since then, […]

Five Ways to Embrace Inclusion in Your Organization

March 6, 2019

Lately, my social media feeds have been full of posts about intention. Whether it’s about goals, choosing a word or creating resolutions, the first quarter of the year often becomes […]

Engaging Families and Creating Community to Support Our Youngest Learners

March 5, 2019

YWCA Children’s Centers have a strong family engagement component as part of the Early Childhood Education experience in our programs. Our Centers offer opportunities for families to learn, interact with one another […]

Solving the World’s Problems with Technology: Q&A with Stephanie Lampkin

February 27, 2019

YWCA Minneapolis recently invited Stephanie Lampkin, founder and CEO of Blendoor, to present the keynote address at our Partner Summit, where we brought together fellow industry leaders to examine demographic issues facing […]