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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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Challenging Myself and Fundraising for Social Change

August 10, 2021

In the Q&A below, YWCA Minneapolis supporter, donor and changemaker Elle Edberg talks about her experience fundraising during Race Against Racism 5K and offers some tips for those looking to...

Rae Wellness: A Strong, Smart and Bold Partner

August 4, 2021

Rae Wellness is a women-led and values-driven company, with a goal to make well-being attainable and accessible for all. It deeply believes in being socially conscious, which is why Rae...

Working Toward a Future Rooted in Justice, Collective Wisdom and Dignity

May 28, 2021

The YWCA Racial Justice Facilitator Program offers community members tools and opportunities to stand for racial justice in their everyday lives. Facilitators go on to lead dialogues at YWCA workshops, community conversations...

Thank You for Celebrating 25 Years of Circle of Women

May 24, 2021

In 1997, the first Circle of Women fundraiser gathered 500 women to celebrate their power and to develop women as philanthropists in the community. This year, we celebrated 25 years...

Maria Regan Gonzalez Receives 2021 Woman of Power Award

May 19, 2021

YWCA Minneapolis presented the fourth annual Woman of Power Award to Maria Regan Gonzalez during the 25th anniversary Circle of Women event on May 18, 2021. Maria is a Minnesota leader...

A Fun, Upbeat Volunteer Experience with YWCA

April 29, 2021

In this blog post, one of our volunteers, Hannah, shares about her experiences volunteering with YWCA at the Resource Hub. Read on to hear her story! I have loved my...