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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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January 21, 2022

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There’s No Other Place We’d Rather Bring Our Children: Q&A with a YWCA Family

January 18, 2022

In this Q&A, some of our wonderful Early Childhood Education parents, Angela and Jermaine Smith, tell us about the experience their family has had with our Early Childhood Education program...

Legacy of a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022

January 13, 2022

January 14, 2022 “We must honor MLK by honoring him,” author and historian Carol Anderson told Vox. “We honor him by not hijacking his words and twisting them to fit...

I love it here: YWCA Early Children Education

January 12, 2022

Mercedes Wade has two children enrolled in our Early Childhood Education program at Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning. In the Q&A below, Mercedes describes her experience with YWCA. My children...

A Season of Gratitude: Beginning 2022 with a Sense of Abundance

January 4, 2022

January 3, 2022 YWCA Minneapolis is a community where many find a sense of togetherness, encouragement, warmth and friendship. As we navigated the multiple crises of the past year, we’ve...

2021 Volunteers of the Year: Joli & Adam

December 28, 2021

December 28, 2021 YWCA Minneapolis is proud to present our 2021 Volunteers of the Year! Each year, we celebrate this distinction to highlight a special person whose exceptional dedication and...