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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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AAPI-Owned Businesses and Organizations to Support

May 10, 2021

In May, we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. In this post, we are uplifting Asian American-led organizations in Minnesota (and beyond) to celebrate and show gratitude for them all...

Women Leaders Help Girls and Youth Explore the Possibilities of Careers in STEM

May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021 Last month, YWCA Minneapolis Girls Inc. collaborated with 3M and Cognizant to provide youth with an interactive dialogue to help them imagine and visualize career opportunities in science,...

Staying Motivated and Having More Fun With a Workout Buddy

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021 If you have goals to try a new workout, push yourself harder or maintain a new exercise routine, how about enlisting the help of a friend? With a workout...

Here for the Kids: Graduating from YWCA’s Workforce Development Program

May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021 Jennifer learned about YWCA’s Workforce Development Program through her old school – Longfellow High School. She knew another student who completed the program and that piqued her...

The Most Important Work for a Just, Equitable, Kind World

April 28, 2021

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program dedicated to ending poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Below is a reflection...

Drawn to the Mission: Volunteering to Build Skills and Connect with Community

April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021 AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program dedicated to ending poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and public agencies. To...