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17Jan 2018

Based on predicted weather conditions and school closures, YWCA will delay opening until 9 am Wednesday, January 17th. We will reconsider whether the delay will be a further delay or closure based on conditions at 7 am. Please check back for updates.

16Jan 2018

My dog won’t go outside to “do his business” first thing in the morning unless I go outside with him. Yes, we have a fence, and no, this is not normal.  Nothing about this dog is normal.  If you don’t go outside with him, he will decide he wants to go inside, and he wears […]

03Jan 2018

Happy New Year!  Two things everyone loves at the end of a year are countdown lists and New Year’s resolutions.  My resolution is to do a better job at planning meals.  My hope is that this leads to less take-out, better grocery shopping, packing my lunch more often (my big, audacious goal), and the ability […]

18Dec 2017

Thank you to everyone who came Saturday morning to celebrate the near completion of our “Unlocking the Future” major locker room renovation.  The atmosphere was absolutely jubilant – a mix of holiday cheer and a giddiness that both this project is almost finished, and that it looks wonderful!  Kirsten, Marianne, Camilla, and Ally were practically […]

15Dec 2017

On Tuesday I read stories to my daughter’s preschool class.  More on reading and the importance of early literacy in a later post… I chose to read The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak because it is hilarious, and it makes my daughter howl laughing no matter how many times we read it.  In […]

01Dec 2017

Thank you to our supporters who donated an impressive $22,395.71 towards YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice freedom and dignity for all during the 2-week Giving Tuesday campaign here in Charlotte. Volunteers also showed their support by pledging 16 hours to work in our transitional housing programs and youth learning […]

01Dec 2017

In many cultures, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and that is no different at the YWCA. Since 2012, the Women in Transition program at the YWCA has provided a monthly class titled “Cooking Healthy on a Budget.” Led by a Charlotte Chef, the class is held in one of the residential kitchens, […]

13Nov 2017

Across the country, Giving Tuesday has become a part of the Thanksgiving Holiday shopping season. From Black Friday to Small Business Saturday to Cyber Monday, and then Giving Tuesday. This day is for individuals to support their nonprofits by donating their time and money. Across Charlotte, this campaign has been called #GivingTuesdayCLT and hundred of […]