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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

Honor dad for Father’s Day this Year!

Honor dad for Father’s Day this Year!

Honor dad for Father’s Day this year! by purchasing a brick from the YWCA for the Leave a Legacy Adopt a Brick Campaign. Our Under One Roof Legacy Walkway is made up of engraved bricks that will lead up to the steps of the YWCA’s new building addition, bringing our critical programs that serve women,… Continue Reading

Voice of Women: Women’s Advocacy Day 2017

Voice of Women: Women’s Advocacy Day 2017

Dartmouth Community Television’s (DCTV) Mike Moniz and “Voice of Women” show host Gail Fortes made a great team during the filming of “Voice of Women” at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on May 17, 2017 for Women’s Advocacy Day put on by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW).. Throughout the show… Continue Reading

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

Which Stand Against Racism Event Will You Attend?

Which Stand Against Racism Event Will You Attend?

YWCA Stand Against Racism Week is coming soon.  Here is a chance for you to take a stand against all acts of racism locally and nationally.  The YWCA has three free events for Stand Against Racism.   Hope you can participate in any or all events.   Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of… Continue Reading