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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 […]

10Nov 2017

Attention: Open Enrollment for 2018 Marketplace plans begins November 1 and lasts until December 15. Now is the time to act! All consumers, new and renewing, should return to the Health Insurance Marketplace during Open Enrollment to explore their options and enroll in health coverage. Plans and prices change every year, but it’s more important […]

03Nov 2017

A big congratulations to our board member, and president-elect, Soamoya Rankins for receiving the 2017 Global Diversity & Inclusion Award at Bank of America in honor of her volunteerism and support of “women empowerment” initiatives. Soamoya said, “These are the types of awards that I publicly share, as it’s a testament of the love and support that […]

15Jul 2017

YWCA Central Carolinas is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Duke Energy-Piedmont Natural Gas to improve literacy among youth at YWCA’s Southside Youth Learning Center. For twenty years, Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas have supported YWCA’s mission and youth YWCA serves who live in high-poverty communities. “Education should continue after the final school […]

04Jul 2017

On August 1, nine participants received recognition for their completion of the YWCA’s “Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting’ by World.” During this fifteen series, women better understand what poverty means and they learn tools that help them navigate from survival to stability. Each woman spoke, and a few women from the previous cohort stopped by […]

15May 2017

When the new year began, yoga instructor, Debi Hawkins, felt there was a need for restorative self-healing for the body and for the soul. On the weekend of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Debi hosted a special Restorative Yoga class with co-instructor, Mary Lou Buck, donating all proceeds to benefit YWCA’s Women In Transition […]

28Apr 2017

It was a powerful and amazing afternoon Uptown today, speaking with our friends and neighbors and sharing hopes, pledges, and a little drumming to bring an end to racism in the Queen City. Throughout the year we offer forums for safe discussion, movie screenings and even book clubs to help bring about the difficult conversations […]

01Apr 2017

When our YWCA was invited to submit a competitive proposal to provide high-quality case management to families living in public housing at Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI), our team jumped into action. Our track record of providing strengths-based, outcomes-driven support to families and individual women facing homelessness was stellar, and hundreds of households now in […]

10Mar 2017

Driving around Charlotte, you may have noticed blue and silver pinwheels at various businesses. This is a part of the #PassThePinwheel campaign for Child Abuse Prevention Month sponsored by the The Arts Empowerment Project. Our students at Park Road brought their pinwheels out to the front lawn at YWCA and, on this particularly blustery day, […]