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2013-02-10 23:01:13

Two women's organization work together to empower girls and women and promote peace and dignity for all. Baltimore (PRWEB) February 10, 2013 Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM) and the YWCA Greater Baltimore have partnered to create a Racial Justice patch packet for girls in grades 4-10. As girls complete the activities associated with earning the patch, they will gain an awareness of and the skills to combat racial injustice in their personal lives, community and country. Both...

2010-11-29 13:36:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SCHOTT Solar PV, Inc. ("SCHOTT Solar") and Berkshire Photovoltaic Services (BPVS) announced today the completion of a 28.6 kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system for the YWCA of Western Massachusetts Campus of Hope housing complex in Springfield. The YWCA of Western Massachusetts created the Phase II Supportive Housing Complex to offer secure homes, daycare and educational resources for abused women and their families. In addition to making the...

2009-10-16 09:46:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The YWCA USA and its nearly 300 local associations will mark their 2009 Week Without Violence on October 18-24 with compelling educational events that focus public attention on the devastating impact of domestic violence on American women and their families. "More than one million women will be physically assaulted by their intimate partners this year," said Lorraine Cole, PhD, YWCA USA CEO. "This is totally unacceptable and YWCAs across America are...

2009-08-27 11:40:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The YWCA USA joins the nation in mourning the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, a progressive political force who worked tirelessly for nearly five decades to advance civil rights, education, social welfare, and health care. He authored 2,500 pieces of legislation that helped to improve the lives of all Americans. "Senator Kennedy was a champion of issues of critical importance to the YWCA," said Lorraine Cole, PhD, YWCA USA CEO. "His dream lives on in...

2009-06-25 09:20:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The YWCA USA and many of its 300 local associations across the country will join with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in marking National HIV Testing Day on June 27. National HIV Testing Day aims to raise public awareness about the fact that one in five Americans who is infected with HIV does not know it and, as a consequence, can unknowingly spread the deadly virus to others. Further, it encourages Americans to learn about HIV risk...

2009-05-15 09:41:00

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The YWCA USA presented its prestigious 2009 Hallmark Initiative Awards to YWCA Central Massachusetts for Racial Justice and YWCA Niagara for Women's Economic Advancement at its recent National Conference and Annual General Assembly in Washington, D.C. They were selected among six exemplary initiatives identified by the YWCA as national model Hallmark Initiatives. YWCA Central Massachusetts was honored for "PASA" (Peso Sano Ahora/Healthy Weight Now) that...

2009-04-28 13:14:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The YWCA USA co-sponsored another historic first this morning with the unveiling of a Memorial bust of Sojourner Truth in the United States Capitol. An outspoken abolitionist and suffragette, Truth is the first African American woman to be so honored. "This day is long overdue, but we are thrilled to pay homage to and honor this courageous American hero," said Lorraine Cole, Ph.D., YWCA USA CEO. "Sojourner Truth was a trailblazer and fearless leader who...

2009-04-23 12:29:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The YWCA USA applauds President Obama's national call for volunteerism and urges all Americans to volunteer their time and talent to improve their local communities. President Obama recently signed a new $5.7 billion national service bill and called on Americans to learn about volunteer and service opportunities. "We need your service right now, at this moment in history," he said. "I'm not going to tell you what your role should be. That's for you to...

2009-04-22 08:11:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The YWCA USA will join many of its local affiliated associations across America in observing World YWCA Day on April 24. This year's theme is "Women Creating a Safe World" and YWCAs around the world will advocate for an end to violence against women and girls, an end to the HIV and AIDS epidemic, and an end to global poverty. "This day unites all the members of our global YWCA community and reaffirms our common commitment to world peace, human...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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