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YWCA Under One Roof Campaign: We have broken ground!

YWCA Under One Roof Campaign: We have broken ground!

From SouthCoast Today: YWCA rejoices as expansion set to start Monday in New Bedford! NEW BEDFORD – Jovial voices filled the yard at the YWCA in downtown New Bedford on Friday as supporters gathered to celebrate an expansion 16 years in the making. “I’m beyond excited, ” executive director Gail Fortes said. “It’s almost unbelievable.”… Continue Reading

Register for Women’s Advocacy Day 2018!

Register for Women’s Advocacy Day 2018!

Please join the YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts, Women’s Fund Southeastern Massachusetts and all of the various constituents from the Southeastern Massachusetts region to attend Women’s Advocacy Day, hosted by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. It is the perfect opportunity to advocate… Continue Reading

Registration for Sister 2 Sister 2018 is open!

Registration for Sister 2 Sister 2018 is open!

Are you ready for a day filled with activities at UMASS Dartmouth?! Save the Date for May 5, 2018 To REGISTER ONLINE please click HERE! 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… Continue Reading

Voices of Women: Oscar Special 2018

Voices of Women: Oscar Special 2018

Dartmouth Community Television’s Voices of Women show hosted by Gail Fortes, along with guest hosts, YWCA Board President, Dr. Juli Parker, YWCA Board Member, Jane Gonsalves, and Former YWCA Board Member Ashley Bendiksen discussed whether or not the current films, and Academy nominees pass the “Bechdel test.” View the film by clicking the link below… Continue Reading

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