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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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3 Quick Tips: How to Show Respect to All Employees During the Holiday Season

December 5, 2019

From critiques on red cups to proper décor, it can be tricky to strike a balance between being festive and honoring during this holiday season. There are over 20 holidays...

Youth Experience Self-Discovery and Comradery in Nature

November 27, 2019

Last month saw the official kickoff of the 2019-2020 Beacons Afterschool Program season with hundreds of youth from various Minneapolis schools retreating to Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto, MN for an...

Alumna Story: Discovering Your Passions Afterschool

November 13, 2019

Growing up in St. Paul, Suney didn’t see her parents much. Immigrants from Laos, her mom and dad worked many jobs to make ends meet for their family of eight....

Encouraging Lifelong Healthy Habits in Early Childhood Education

November 12, 2019

Our aspiration is to help bring health and wellness to everyone in our community. And that doesn’t stop with just our fitness members – that’s why we embed tenets of...

Help Her Thrive, Strive & Arrive on #GTMD19

November 1, 2019

During high school, Fanta was a participant in YWCA Minneapolis Girls and Youth programs where she learned about finances, connected with mentors and made strong friendships. “YWCA Filled the Gap...

Electoral Justice: Paving a Path Toward Fair and Free Elections

October 30, 2019

2020 is just around the corner, literally 62 days left – YIKES!  As we all start thinking about what the new year will bring, let’s not forget that from a...