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2014-08-08 08:28:54

CINCINNATI, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless presented a $25,000 HopeLine grant to support the introduction of intensive counseling services for the city's victims of domestic violence at the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140807/134635 "We are so grateful to Verizon Wireless for their ongoing commitment to supporting domestic violence services in our community and nationwide," said Charlene Ventura, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati...

2014-06-20 12:24:32

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- YWCA Greater Los Angeles celebrated its grand opening of the Gloria Molina Community Empowerment Center in Walnut Park, which took place on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The celebration began with a ribbon cutting ceremony and welcome by YWCA GLA President and CEO Faye Washington and Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina. Univision's Primer Impacto correspondent Magaly Ortiz served as emcee....

2014-06-18 23:13:05

ACS Group offers $10,000 College Scholarship to YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Teen Girls in Technology Program Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 ACS Group, a major sponsor of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Teen Girls in Technology (TGI Tech) program, announced that it recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship. The scholarship was presented to Kristi Campbell, a high school graduate and TGI Tech participant who will major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) in college....

2014-05-13 23:02:06

Horizon's Controller honored for excellence and leadership Newark, NJ (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Catherine Merlino, Controller for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), was honored at the 35th annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) awards gala, which was held earlier this month at the Bridgewater Marriott. Sponsored by the YWCA Union County, the TWIN award honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in...

2014-05-11 16:21:15

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- YWCA Greater Los Angeles, for over 120 years a leader in providing at-risk Southern California youth, families and communities with the tools to achieve successful lives, has introduced Kathy Ireland as its first Ambassador to support their many program and advocacy efforts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140511/86388 "Kathy Ireland, one of the world's greatest examples of self-made success in both business achievement and social...

2014-04-30 23:12:00

Nita Sardana to Receive YWCA Salute to Career Women of Achievement Award Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Nita Sardana, Vice President of Community Outreach and Corporate Giving at ACS Group, is being honored with the YWCA Salute to Career Women of Achievement Award. She will receive the award on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The YWCA Salute to Career Women of Achievement was established in 1980 to increase community awareness and appreciation of the diverse contributions of women in the...

2014-02-14 08:25:24

YWCA OF GREATER LOS ANGELES, ICONIC CHARITY LEADER IN SAVING KIDS, CITES FILM'S IMPACT ON AT RISK YOUNG PEOPLE LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An award "honoring motion pictures which most inspire young people to better lives" was born this week when the first Courage To Succeed Award was presented to the director and the cast of the Oscar nominated documentary feature, "20 Feet From Stardom" by an organization which has pioneered in preparing challenged young people for...

2013-11-04 23:02:30

Museum Without Walls program livens learning with hands-on projects. Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 The Westchester Children’s Museum (WCM) continued its creative and successful Museum Without Walls program on Tuesday, Oct. 29, bringing an interactive solar energy activity to the Yonkers YWCA. Third, fourth and fifth graders built and raced model race cars equipped with solar panels and motors, with light bulbs acting as the sole power source. “The children learned how even a...

2013-07-18 23:25:07

ACS Group Inc., a major sponsor of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Teen Girls in Technology (TGI Tech) program, announced that it recently presented two $10,000 scholarships. The scholarships were awarded to two high school graduates and TGI Tech participants who will major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) in college. (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 ACS Group is a longtime supporter of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta's TGI Tech program, which is dedicated to preparing young...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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