Category Archives: Featured

Woman of Distinction Awards: May 30, 2018

Woman of Distinction Awards: May 30, 2018

        Please click HERE to purchase tickets     YWCA Southeastern MA Women of Distinction Hall of Fame 2010, Women of Distinction Honorees Christina Bascom, Cecelia Felix, Pauline Garcelon, Bernadette Souza, Marlene Tavares Spirit of Leadership Award Marie-Francis Rivera Yvonne M. Drayton Award Jean Kellaway 2011 Women of Distinction Award Honorees Shelly… Continue Reading

Looking back at the Red Dress 2018

Looking back at the Red Dress 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts held it’s 15th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show at the Century House in Acushnet. The night began with appetizers, networking, music from the Global Learning Jazz Quartet, Music of Our Lives DJ,Jordan Paiva, photos by Andrew Gallagher, and photo booth by Global Learning Charter Public School.  YWCA… Continue Reading

SouthCoast Today: Three organizations named Innovation Fund winners

SouthCoast Today: Three organizations named Innovation Fund winners

By Aimee Chiavaroli achiavaroli@s-t.com Posted Jan 23, 2018 at 8:55 PM Updated Jan 23, 2018 at 9:16 PM    NEW BEDFORD — In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Harbor View Gallery Tuesday evening, community members and those in the nonprofit sector awaited the announcement of United Way’s Innovation Fund winners. Of five finalists, three organizations received large checks for grants to be used over a… Continue Reading

Voices of Women: Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

Voices of Women: Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

Executive Director of the YWCA and Host of Dartmouth Community Television’s show, “Voices of Women,” guest stars Addy Pratt, Educational Outreach Coordinator for the New Bedford Women’s Center, Bi-Lingual Counselor for domestic violence and sexual assault, Michelle Keith, Commissioner for the Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women, local Attorney and Dr. Juli Parker,… Continue Reading

2017 YWCA Annual Meeting!

2017 YWCA Annual Meeting!

On November 30, 2017, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts held the 2017 Annual Meeting at the Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford MA. Outgoing YWCA Board President Lena Pires gave her emotional testimony about her journey with the YWCA Board for the past few years. We welcomed incoming Board President Dr. Juli Parker. It was a bittersweet… Continue Reading

Dartmouth Community Television’s “Voices of Women: Women and Politics

Dartmouth Community Television’s “Voices of Women: Women and Politics

Dartmouth Community Television’s “Voice of Women,” hosted by Gail Fortes, covered the topic of the importance of women and politics. The show guest Starred Rayana Grace, Youth Development Director of the New Bedford YMCA, Shannon Jenkins, Chair of the Political Science Department at UMASS Dartmouth, Jennifer Downing, Director of Leadership Southcoast, and Val Bassett, Director… Continue Reading

YWCA Week Without Violence at Global Learning Charter Public School

YWCA Week Without Violence at Global Learning Charter Public School

Each year, YWCA USA, and YWCA local associations around the country, along with friends, partners, organizations, businesses, schools and supporters come together in the third week of October for a Week Without Violence, where we raise awareness about the devastating effects of domestic violence. As the largest network of domestic violence service providers in the… Continue Reading

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $4.1 Million for Early Education Programs

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $4.1 Million for Early Education Programs

From the Official Website of the Executive Office of Education WEBSTER, MA – The Baker-Polito Administration and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) today announced $4.1 million in grant awards for facility improvements at early education and care programs that serve low income children.  Five agencies were selected to receive an Early Education and Care… Continue Reading

DCTV’s Voice of Women Show: Girls Exclusive Summer Program

DCTV’s Voice of Women Show: Girls Exclusive Summer Program

Dartmouth Community Television’s (DCTV) show, “Voice of Women” hosted by Gail Fortes, had a few special guests from the YWCA Girls Exclusive Summer Program! Please click on the link below to watch Gail Fortes and the girls discuss important topics such as bullying and internet safety!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnMvNppQUw4       Continue Reading