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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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Katie’s Story: Q&A with a Workforce Development Program Participant

June 20, 2022

June 20, 2022 YWCA Minneapolis’ Teacher Workforce Development Program is designed to help people earn their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, the best first step for Early Childhood Education teachers....

Understanding and Acknowledging Juneteenth

June 13, 2022

June 13, 2022 Our country was founded on the genocide of Native Americans and the enslavement of Africans. When the forefathers of this nation wrote “liberty and justice for all,”...

You Empower the Possible!

Our Inaugural Empower Possible Fundraising Event

June 8, 2022

June 8, 2022 On June 2, 2022, over 350 guests joined us at Quincy Hall in celebration of our inaugural fundraising event, Empower Possible to support our mission of eliminating...

Strong Fast Fit: A Gathering Place for Company and Community

June 7, 2022

June 7, 2022 In the midst of a school year filled with disruptions, our Strong Fast Fit program remained a consistent part of our participants’ lives. YWCA Minneapolis provided youth...

Not Just a Staff Member: Nina’s Story

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022 We recently learned more about our incredible volunteer coordinator and fitness member, Nina Salah. In this Q&A, she tells us how she became a staff member, what...

Intersectional Community Organizing: It’s Time to Act!™

May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022 On Tuesday, May 10, YWCA Minneapolis welcomed a panel of community organizers for our second and final It’s Time to Act!™ forum. It’s Time to Act! is...