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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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January Racial Justice Resource Roundup

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021 The start of a new year is often a moment when people pause to reflect on the year past, reprioritize what’s important and make goals for the...

7 Nourishing Tips to Guide You Through Winter

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021 The winter season has just started, and we still have a long way to go before it is over. With all of us stuck inside even more...

Graduating from Eureka!: An Experience Like Nothing Else

December 11, 2020

December 11, 2020 One day in 7th grade, Claire was pulled out of her class to listen to a pitch about a new afterschool and summer program called Girls Inc....

Deepening Relationships with an Intentional Approach toward Equity

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020 The YWCA Racial Justice team has partnered with New Horizon Academy through Inc.ludeTM Consulting in their journey to be a more equitable and inclusive organization. Below is...

It’s a Pivotal Time for Early Childhood Education

November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020 Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were more than 9,000 licensed child care providers across the state – and between 1,000 – 2,000 have already closed. With waves...

Getting to the Gym: Keeping My Mind, Body and Spirit Healthy

November 12, 2020

November 11, 2020 Nikki and her family have been YWCA Minneapolis fitness members for almost six years. In this Q&A, she talks about what inspires her to come into YWCA...