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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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Doing a Good Thing: Help Us Make Masks Minnesota

October 21, 2021

October 21, 2021 One positive thing the pandemic showed us is the number of people willing to step up in a crisis to selflessly and generously help others. Help Us...

What is Critical Race Theory?

October 11, 2021

In the past year, mentions about critical race theory have skyrocketed in the news and across social media with people scrutinizing the term and its perceived effect on our education...

A Crucial Part of Life: Exercising with YWCA

October 8, 2021

In this blog post, YWCA fitness member Edith shares her perspectives on life, exercise, group fitness and more. Presently I describe myself as an exercise devotee! In high school and...

Week Without Violence 2021: Beyond Resilience

October 8, 2021

Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. Not all violence is acknowledged...

Liquid Nitrogen, Learning to Code and 3D Printing: Another Year of Eureka! Internships

September 30, 2021

Girls Inc. Eureka! is a five-year summer and school-year program for girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. In the program’s third year, “Eurekans” complete a 4-week paid...

The Beautiful Sight of a Full Rack of Dumbbells: Q&A with a 15-Year YWCA Fitness Member

September 21, 2021

We recently learned more about one of our incredible 15-year members, Sharon. In this Q&A, she tells us how she first became a fitness member, what she likes most about...