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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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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...

Flourishing as Preschoolers: Our Journey with YWCA Child Care

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020 In this blog post, parents Rachel and Colin Ernst share about their experiences as a family enrolled in our Early Childhood Education program. We have twins who...

Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom

May 7, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020 We are posting new ideas each week for ways you and your little ones can move, get creative and eat healthy while you are at home....

Early Learning Activities to Show Appreciation for the Earth

April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020 We’ll be posting new ideas each week for ways you and your little ones can move, get creative and eat healthy while you are at home....

Wild Animal Livestreams, STEM Paper Airplanes, Playing with Patterns and More

April 16, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020 We are back with more fun, early learning activities you can do at home! We’ll be posting new ideas each week for ways you and your...

Children’s Yoga, Handprint Caterpillars, Mini Fruit Pizza and More

April 7, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic touches every aspect of our lives, we want you to know you and your family are not alone. This is an uncertain...