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Pride Month

By: Kristi Stephens YW-NYC Communications Intern June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate how far the LGBTQ+ community has come, but also a time to reflect on the strides that still need to be made. The first Pride march was held in New York City on June 28, 1970 and is continuously celebrated each […]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

  By: Kristi Stephens YW-NYC Communications Intern May is Asian/Pacific American (AAPI) Heritage Month, a celebration and recognotion of Asians and Pacific Islanders for their contributions and influences on the United States. This month encompasses the history, culture, and achievements of AAPI. May was chosen as AAPI Heritage Month to commemorate the immigration of the […]

Girls Initiatives: Bystander Intervention Training

  By: Kristi Stephens YW-NYC Communications Intern In these racially charged and gender oppressed times, it is more imperative than ever to equip individuals with the skills needed to intervene in times of oppression, especially those who femme-identify. Prejudice groups continue to arise and attempt to halt the progress we try to make as a […]

Putting the Mission into Action

Written By Vanne-Paige Padgett, Senior Director, Girls Initiatives, YW-NYC | September 24, 2020 Since 2014 the YWCA of the City of New York (YW-NYC) Girls Initiatives has empowered hundreds of self-identified femmes[1], girls, and gender nonconforming (GNC) youth from across the city to be leaders who inspire others, and courageously act on their beliefs to [...]

United we stand. Together we act. Until Justice Just Is.

Authored and posted by YWCA USA (photocredit: ywca.org). Original Post > By Yolanda Raine, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, YWCA USA | August 28, 2020 Eliminating racism. Empowering women. Our mission lives in the soul of everyone at YWCA, because we demand a world of equity and human decency. We envision a world of opportunity and we commit ourselves […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day at the YW!

[Submission by Noreen Wall, OST P.S.90 ] In Honor of Women’s Day You are the co-creators of Man You are the life blood of nations, communities and homes You are the collaborators of new life You are the co-conspirators of deep rooted movements You stand firm for all that is good and right and true […]