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YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

“On May 16th, Black families in Buffalo woke up without someone they loved, someone they depended on, someone they laughed with, someone they cried on…only because they were Black in America. These horrific shootings are not the result of a lone extremist or an individual suffering from a mental health episode. This shooting, the 2015… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Congratulations to Supreme Court Justice  Ketanji Brown Jackson!

Friday, April 8, 2022

Today, the Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States, making her the first Black woman, the sixth woman overall, and the first public defender to serve on the Court. We applaud her confirmation and are excited to see such an extraordinary & experienced jurist have a seat on the… Continue Reading Congratulations to Supreme Court Justice  Ketanji Brown Jackson!

Get Out To Vote

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) has finally arrived and it’s not too late to participate! Over the past year, we’ve seen firsthand how registering people to vote creates a stronger, more representative America. That’s why YWCA is spreading the word about the importance of checking your voter registration and making sure others are #VoteReady. We… Continue Reading Get Out To Vote

Standing up for young women and young women of color at the Supreme Court

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

(Washington, D.C., September 20, 2021) — Today, YWCA USA filed an amicus brief joined by Girls Inc., Supermajority Education Fund, and United State of Women (USOW), urging the Supreme Court to protect the fundamental right of women to decide whether or not to have a pre-viability abortion. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, challenges the right of women… Continue Reading Standing up for young women and young women of color at the Supreme Court

‘We are dying:’ Local Women Urge Black Community to get vaccine

Friday, August 13, 2021

‘We are dying:’ Local women urge Black community to get vaccine Brooks Sutherland, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Tue, August 3, 2021, 11:07 PM·5 min read Aug. 3—Speaking to a crowd of dozens of people who showed up to downtown Toledo Tuesday to hear about the importance of getting the coronavirus vaccine, Dr. Anita Lewis-Sewell began… Continue Reading ‘We are dying:’ Local Women Urge Black Community to get vaccine

HELP SAVE OHIO CHILD CARE!

Friday, June 11, 2021

Join us for a 30-minute webinar on Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00pm to learn more about the state of child care in Ohio’s biennial budget, the Senate’s damaging language on child care, and how you can join thousands of Ohioans in this urgent call to action to save quality child care. During the webinar, you… Continue Reading HELP SAVE OHIO CHILD CARE!

Until Justice Just Is

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The YWCA of Northwest Ohio has long stood for the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism. The events over the past few days have spotlighted the urgency to be bold and courageous. Warnings from the FBI alert us to expect additional attacks across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This is… Continue Reading Until Justice Just Is

LOCAL YWCA RECEIVES $2 MILLION DONATION FROM MACKENZIE SCOTT

Thursday, December 17, 2020

The YWCA of Northwest Ohio is the proud recipient of a $2 million donation from national philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. (Link: https://mackenzie-scott.medium.com/384-ways-to-help-45d0b9ac6ad8)  The funds, which were announced yesterday, will be used for operations and to seed a $12 million capital campaign at the YWCA. “Being one of the 384 organizations painstakingly selected to receive a donation… Continue Reading LOCAL YWCA RECEIVES $2 MILLION DONATION FROM MACKENZIE SCOTT