Year: 2019

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“It’s Skokie” podcast features YWCA

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Our young men’s leadership and “Building Healthy Relationships” programs were featured on the “It’s Skokie” podcast in July. Antonio Rice (our Violence Prevention Educator) and Eileen Hogan Heineman (Manager of Equity Institute Community Outreach) talked about our violence prevention and racial equity work in Skokie — programs which are available in many other communities in… Continue Reading “It’s Skokie” podcast features YWCA

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Monday, July 22, 2019

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We’re committed to the safety and security of immigrants

Thursday, July 11, 2019

We want to state clearly the position of YWCA USA:  YWCA is committed to ensuring that those seeking safety and opportunity in the U.S. can arrive and live without fear, harm, or discrimination. Current immigration policies have re-traumatized survivors of violence, heightened fears, and exacerbated discrimination against immigrant communities. [We] must prioritize the safety of… Continue Reading We’re committed to the safety and security of immigrants

Swerving Towards Meaningful feat. Valerie Jarrett

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Episode #2 – July 3, 2019 Host: Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA Guest: Valerie Jarrett, former Obama Administration senior advisor, bestselling author of “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward”