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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.

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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...

A Different Type of Environment

April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022 We recently learned more about one of our incredible fitness members, Sheena. In this Q&A, she tells us why she first became a fitness member, what she...

Returning to the Indoor Triathlon After Two Long Years

March 15, 2022

2022 Indoor Triathlon Winners Overall top 10 results: Eitan Yudashkin Jill Ellenbecker Francie Streich Anna Kline Leah Hassler Heidi Columb Nadine Wetzel-Curtis Timothy Stanley Glen Varna Patricia Wright   SEE...

Connections That Kept Us Coming Back: Q&A with 25+ Year Fitness Members

February 21, 2022

February 21, 2022 We recently learned more about our incredible 25+ year members! In this Q&A, Cary and Tori tell us how they first became fitness members and what keeps...

From Fitness Member to Staff Member

January 21, 2022

We love our amazing staff members who started out as fitness members and joined our team! Learn More about YWCA Fitness Membership  

A Season of Gratitude: Beginning 2022 with a Sense of Abundance

January 4, 2022

January 3, 2022 YWCA Minneapolis is a community where many find a sense of togetherness, encouragement, warmth and friendship. As we navigated the multiple crises of the past year, we’ve...