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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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Building Togetherness through a Giant Weaving Project

September 7, 2021

Navigating a global pandemic this last year and a half has been incredibly difficult and isolating for everyone, including children. There is a crisis of division in this country and...

Happy Children at the End of the Day: Q&A with a YWCA Family

September 2, 2021

In this Q&A, one of our wonderful Early Childhood Education parents, Trevor, gives us the scoop on the experience his family has had with our Early Childhood Education program and...

Anti-Racist Parenting: Resources and Frameworks

August 11, 2021

August, 11, 2021 Eliminating racism and empowering women is the bold mission driving the work of YWCA Minneapolis. For this blog post, YWCA staff from our Early Childhood Education, Girls...

An Opportunity to Grow: YWCA’s Workforce Development Program

June 11, 2021

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. In the blog...

Loving Being a Part of the YWCA Community

May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021 Laura and Jiani are parents who have two girls, a kindergartener and a toddler. In this Q&A, they give us the scoop on their experience with our...

Here for the Kids: Graduating from YWCA’s Workforce Development Program

May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021 Jennifer learned about YWCA’s Workforce Development Program through her old school – Longfellow High School. She knew another student who completed the program and that piqued her...