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YWCA hiring for YWkids Program Director

YWCA hiring for YWkids Program Director

Do you enjoy working with children, families and are ready to put your leadership skills to good use? YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is now hiring for the YWkids Program Director Position! Not only will you be working with children, but you will be part of a honorable organization that is dedicated to empowering women, promoting social… Continue Reading

16th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

16th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is holding its 16th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show to raise awareness of heart disease in women.   All proceeds from the event benefit the YWCA HEARTplus Program.   This event will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the Century House in Acushnet, MA. YWCA HEARTplus Program focuses on outreach, education, raising awareness and increasing understanding of… Continue Reading

Under One Roof: This is what is happening this week!

Under One Roof: This is what is happening this week!

What an extraordinary journey it has been to see the plans for the Under One Roof blue prints made into a tangible reality. For the past 8 months, SouthCoast Improvement has propelled the components of the building in various types of weather and continue to do a fabulous job. In a few months, the building… Continue Reading

Voices of Women: Leading Ladies Launch

Voices of Women: Leading Ladies Launch

Dartmouth Community Television’s talk show, Voices of Women hosted by YWCA Executive Director, Gail Fortes interviewed four women from the Leading Ladies program. The Leading Ladies guests on the show were: Julie Duggan, Leading Ladies Chair, YWCA Board Member, Account Coordinator, Spherion Staffing, Kelli Munroe, Tourism Coordinator, Southeastern MA Visitors Bureau, Leading Ladies Chair, YWCA Board… 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

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

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