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Featured on WBSM: YWCA Completes Under One Roof Project

Featured on WBSM: YWCA Completes Under One Roof Project

“When Gail Fortes last appeared on Townsquare Sunday almost two years ago, the Under One Roof project was only an idea on paper.  After a $4 million fund-raising campaign and great support from the community, the restoration and new construction is now complete at the YWCA headquarters on South Sixth Street. Fortes stops by Townsquare… Continue Reading

Women of Distinction Awards 2019

Women of Distinction Awards 2019

They are women who have made their mark in a variety of Southcoast arenas and YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts honored them on October 24, 2019 as “Women of Distinction.” The Women of Distinction Awards recognizes outstanding women in our region, whose lives, leadership, accomplishments reflect the YWCA’s Mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. They are… Continue Reading

Week Without Violence 2019

Week Without Violence 2019

This October for Week Without Violence, YWCA Southeastern MA partnered with Bristol Community College’s Women’s Center, UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality, The Women’s Center of New Bedford, and Global Learning Charter Public School to co-host five events across New Bedford and Dartmouth. It was truly wonderful to see so many individuals and… Continue Reading

CEDAC Staff Shares Technical Expertise on Affordable Housing & Community Development Panels

CEDAC Staff Shares Technical Expertise on Affordable Housing & Community Development Panels

CEDAC Staff Shares Technical Expertise on Affordable Housing & Community Development Panels September 13, 2019 As a public private community development financial institution, CEDAC’s technical assistance focuses on understanding the interplay between project development and public policy.  CEDAC’s staff includes experienced practitioners in the areas of affordable housing production and preservation, and community facility development… Continue Reading

YWCA addresses Menstrual Equity in New Bedford and Beyond

YWCA addresses Menstrual Equity in New Bedford and Beyond

  At the February School Committee meeting, six middle school girls asked New Bedford’s mayor, superintendent, and school committee to consider the issue of menstrual equity in New Bedford Public Schools. The girls are members of the YWCA Girls Exclusive afterschool program and their self-named initiative, Justice Flow, is a project designed to help students… Continue Reading