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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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Doctoral Candidate: DaVonna L. Rucker

September 30, 2022

YWCA Minneapolis is pleased to share that Girls and Youth Program Manager DaVonna L. Rucker has been awarded a tuition-free scholarship to pursue a doctoral degree with corporate community partner,...

Day in the Life of a Preschooler

September 21, 2022

Entrusting the care of your children to others is one of the greatest “leaps of faith” you will make for your family. YWCA Minneapolis and our Early Childhood Education team...

YWCA Minneapolis Welcomes Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

September 20, 2022

With friends and partners at Birchbark Books, YWCA Minneapolis was privileged to host celebrated author Ibram X. Kendi on his literary tour, Thursday, Sept. 15, with a stop at Fellowship...

Voting Guide, Simplified! #Yvote

September 15, 2022

Are you on the voting rolls? Don’t know? Want to be sure? Find out here. Or at your local (county) elections office. Not registered? Register online, by mail, or at...

STEM Camp Nurtures Sisterhood and College Dreams

September 14, 2022

When you’re a YWCA Minnepolis Eurekan, summers are for college! And, THAT’s saying something—because our Eurekans are still in high school or just a year away! Life on Campus For...

Examining Racialized Capitalism

September 7, 2022

Capitalism is the prevailing economic system in modern history. To understand its structure and function is to know its relationship to racism, genocide and systemic inequities. When European colonialists encountered...