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This year’s Stand Against Racism theme, Our Power, Our Mission, Our Future, is as timely as ever with midterm elections around the corner. So, in tandem with Stand Against Racism, we have launched a Nationwide YWCA Get Out the Vote initiative. With your boots on the ground, we aim to register and mobilize 10,000 voters across the country. Suggestion: Stand Against Racism can be the kickoff to your voter engagement efforts!

Don’t Miss Out: Stand Against Racism

Over 250 Stand Against Racism events are planned in communities across the country. This is a truly tremendous effort on the part of this our fantastic network. Don’t miss the chance to participate in this nationwide YWCA campaign, register your event today!

This year’s Stand Against Racism theme, Our Power, Our Mission, Our Future, is as timely as ever with midterm elections around the corner. So, in tandem with Stand Against Racism, we have launched a Nationwide YWCA Get Out the Vote initiative. With your boots on the ground, we aim to register and mobilize 10,000 voters across the country.

Suggestion: Stand Against Racism can be the kickoff to your voter engagement efforts!

Deadline Extended: World YWCA Team at the United Nations

World YWCA invites local associations of YWCA USA in the greater New York City area to nominate young women to join a new team of World YWCA representatives to the United Nations. Women under 30 who are active in the YWCA movement, committed to YWCA values, interested in learning more about advocacy and international human rights, and able to volunteer 10-12 days per year will be considered.

Applicants can should email Kelli Shewmaker with the following materials by next Wednesday, April 11: a one paragraph biography focusing on your global work, a 200-word letter of interest describing your motivation and why you would like to be a World YWCA representative, and a letter of support from the executive director or CEO of your local YWCA. If you are an executive director or CEO, please provide a letter of support from your board chair. Contact Kelli with any questions.

Leadership & Capacity Building Institute (LCBI)

Spring has sprung and it’s not too early to register for LCBI!. Check out our new conference page, see the agenda overview, and view snapshots from last year.

March for Our Lives

Photos documenting our presence at the March for Our Lives in DC are up on Flickr now. And don’t forget to check out the our Facebook Live discussion featuring local youth and community organizers if you haven’t already!

New YWCA Performance Metrics

The report YWCA Performance Metrics: Sexual Assault and Trafficking Services for Survivors has been posted to the Intranet. This is the ninth report in 2018’s Today’s YWCA Data Report series. Find this new report along with others in the series by visiting Our National Movement & Impact. Each report presents data recently gathered from all YWCAs, including service offerings, demographics, funding sources, referral channels, partnerships, curriculums, outcomes realized, and a directory to find which YWCAs provide each service. New reports are added all the time to the Resource Library, be sure to check it out!

Online Store

Want to get cool YWCA gear like what Danielle is wearing? Visit the Stand Against Racism online store. To get merchandise in time for Stand Against Racism, place your order before Tuesday, April 10.

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