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Meet our Women of Distinction 2017 Honorees

Meet our Women of Distinction 2017 Honorees

Women of Distinction Award YWCA Women of Distinction Awards inspire others to achieve by recognizing the leadership of women in a variety of arenas. YWCA Women of Distinction have brought key issues facing women, girls and people of color to the forefront. The awards recognize outstanding women in Southeastern Massachusetts whose lives and accomplishments reflect… Continue Reading

We bid farewell to our former board presidents: Judith Russ Leon and Marjorie Jenney

We bid farewell to our former board presidents: Judith Russ Leon and Marjorie Jenney

The YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts would like to pay tribute to two beloved former Board Presidents, Marjorie Jenney (1962-1967) and Judith Russ Leon (1988-1990). Thank you for your dedication to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. You will be missed….     Marjorie Jenney ~October 14, 1921 – May… Continue Reading

Women’s Advocacy Day 2017

Women’s Advocacy Day 2017

 On May 17, 2017, over 120 advocates attended Women’s Advocacy Day in Boston at the State House. Representatives included Action for Women of Southeastern Massachusetts (AWSM), Our Sisters’ School, Global Learning Charter Public School, Diman Vocational High School, YWCA, The Women’s Fund, Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women, Martha Briggs Educational Club and… Continue Reading

State Pier refrigeration, Schooner Ernestina and YWCA Project funding approved

State Pier refrigeration, Schooner Ernestina and YWCA Project funding approved

  By Micheal from New Bedford Guide 5/11/2017 Click link to view original post https://www.newbedfordguide.com/state-pier-refrigeration-schooner-ernestina-and-ywca-project-funding-approved/2017/05/11 Today, Senate Assistant Majority Leader Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) and Representative Antonio F.D. Cabral (D-New Bedford) were notified by officials within the Baker Administration that two key projects in New Bedford will receive significant state capital funds through the annual… Continue Reading

DCTV Voices of Women: Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Awareness

DCTV Voices of Women: Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Awareness

  Here is the most recent episode of Dartmouth Community Television’s Voices of Women, “Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness” hosted by Gail Fortes. The show is in recognition of April’s National Sexual Assault Awareness & Child Abuse Prevention Month. The show guest stars individuals from local agencies to spreading awareness, promoting the prevention of abuse, and… Continue Reading

Southcoast Today: YWCA “Under One Roof” project awarded $1M in grants

Southcoast Today: YWCA “Under One Roof” project awarded $1M in grants

From SouthCoast Today By Wesley Sykeswsykes@s-t.com Tuesday Posted Mar 28, 2017 at 10:17 PM NEW BEDFORD — The roof of the YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts got a little bigger Tuesday afternoon.The YWCA’s “Under One Roof” project was a recipient of more than a $1 million with the Supportive Affordable Housing award that will help renovate the building and create eight… Continue Reading

Women of Distinction Awards 2017

Women of Distinction Awards 2017

                    PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS   Women of Distinction Awardees 2017 Women of Distinction Marilyn Gonsalves Denise Porche Shana Silva Spirit of Leadership Award Milagros Sanchez-Gaton Yvonne Drayton Award The Honorable Bettina Borders Man of Distinction YWCA Ally Award Neal Weiss   YWCA Southeastern… Continue Reading

Registration for Sister 2 Sister 2017 is open!

Registration for Sister 2 Sister 2017 is open!

Are you ready for a day filled with activities at UMASS Dartmouth?! Save the Date for April 29, 2017 Please Click HERE to download Sister 2 Sister registration form (WORD) FORMAT. Please Click HERE to download Sister 2 Sister registration form (PDF) FORMAT. To Sponsor a girl for Sister 2 Sister please click HERE Pictures… Continue Reading

From Southcoast Today: New project to highlight impact of Women of Greater New Bedford

From Southcoast Today: New project to highlight impact of Women of Greater New Bedford

Wednesday Posted Mar 1, 2017 at 5:36 PM Updated Mar 1, 2017 at 5:36 PM By Standard-Times Staff “NEW BEDFORD — A newly-formed alliance of organizations and individuals has come together to explore the impact of women from Greater New Bedford on its history. The Women of Greater New Bedford project will tell the stories of commitment, determination and sacrifice of women from diverse cultural… Continue Reading

Voices of Women: Oscar Special

Voices of Women: Oscar Special

Voice of Women Host and Executive Director of the YWCA, Gail Fortes and three YWCA Board members, Dr. Juli Parker Dean of Students at UMASS Dartmouth, former New Bedford City Councilor Jane Gonsalves, and Public Speaker and Advocate, Ashley Bendiksen discussed and compared nine major movies that are nominated for Oscar Awards. The genre, plot,… Continue Reading