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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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Protected: Seeing Mental Health and Empowering Others

February 1, 2023

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Passing on the Joy of Youth

January 31, 2023

Gaoseng, Dontrell and Solyana participated in YWCA Minneapolis Girls and Youth programs. Now each of them are in different areas of their lives: one is still in high school, one...

Environmental Justice from an Anti-Racism Lens

January 31, 2023

As a part of our Third Thursday Lunch & Learn series, we’ve been providing space in community to convene and learn through dialogue how to plug into various social issues...

Turkeys, Warm Clothing, Gifts, Oh My!

January 24, 2023

The Gift of Warm Clothing During the last months of the year, also known as the holiday season or season of giving, can put a lot of pressure on families....

YWCA Is For Me! — Jenny’s Experience as a Member

January 18, 2023

We recently spoke with Jenny, a longtime health and wellness member of YWCA Minneapolis. Read below to learn how she became a member, her favorite parts of being a member...

Girls RAP Graduation!

January 6, 2023

The Girls Resolution and Prevention (RAP) is an intervention program that works with 125 girls each year, ages 12 through 18, who are involved (or at risk of becoming involved)...