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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

You are invited to the 2017 YWCA Annual Meeting!

You are invited to the 2017 YWCA Annual Meeting!

On Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., the YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts will hold it’s Annual Meeting at the Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford. The Waypoint Event Center is located at 185 Mac Arthur Drive, New Bedford. MA 02740. Come enjoy stories of program participants, election of new board members and see what the… 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

Become a YWmember today!

Become a YWmember today!

Please become a YWmember today and help improve the lives of people throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Through your individual contribution of $25.00, the YWCA is able to provide leadership development programming for one girl through our Girls Exclusive Program. Your contribution also helps us to achieve our advocacy efforts, which propel human rights issues including: medical… Continue Reading

WBSM Interview with YWCA Executive Director Gail Fortes!

WBSM Interview with YWCA Executive Director Gail Fortes!

YWCA Executive Director Gail Fortes met with WBSM Townsquare Sunday host Jim Phillips. Jim and Gail covered many important topics about the YWCA mission to combat racism, empower women and youth, as well as the construction for the Under One Roof Project! Please click link to listen to interview. http://wbsm.com/townsquare-sunday-under-one-roof-at-ywca-southcoast/?trackback=fbshare_top   Continue Reading