United we stand. Together we act. Until Justice Just Is. Eliminating racism. Empowering women. Our mission lives in the soul of everyone at YWCA, because we demand a world of equity and human decency. We envision a world of opportunity and we commit ourselves to the work of justice. We’re not new to this, we’re true to this. Combating…

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Girls Exclusive is a free, high-quality afterschool & summer program for girls ages 10-14 in Southeastern Massachusetts. The goal of the program is to empower girls by cultivating academic, social, and emotional learning skills such as teamwork, empathy, responsibility, initiative, and problem solving. This fall, Girls Exclusive is being offered VIRTUALLY on Zoom. Join us…

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The 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 the YWCA’s Mission…

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This #BlackBusinessMonth, #BuyBlack in New Bedford BuyBlackNB is a new initiative dedicated to highlighting, discovering, and promoting Black-owned businesses in Southcoast Massachusetts. “In supporting local Black-owned businesses, we are working to close the racial wealth gap, strengthen our local economies, foster job creation, and celebrate Black culture,” says Justina Perry of New Bedford, who started…

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The YWCA Standish House administrative office is open daily from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, but we ask that you call or email ahead to make an appointment. Please call 508-999-3255 or email info@ywcasema.org YWkids School Age Program and Girls Exclusive re-open on July 6, 2020.  All other meetings, activities and programs are meeting virtually. Staff are…

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Girls Exclusive is a quality afterschool & summer program for girls ages 10-14 in Southeastern Massachusetts. The goal of the program is to empower girls by cultivating academic, social, and emotional learning skills such as teamwork, empathy, responsibility, initiative, and problem solving. Activities include: computer coding, health and wellness, racial justice, financial literacy & entrepreneurship,…

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Linda Rose, YWCA SEMA Receptionist and Widowed Program Persons Director (WPP), has retired after 13 years with the YWCA. YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts staff and board want to take the time to thank Linda for her time and dedication to the YWCA. We wish her a happy and healthy retirement! We got the chance to sit…

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Friday, June 12th, 2020 On May 25, 2020, another Black man was lynched in America. George Floyd was murdered at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. Across the country, we all bore witness to this heinous act of racism, but the reality is each and every day we all bear witness to the deep…

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YWCA Southeastern MA extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd. No words can express the hurt and sadness we feel. When does this end? When do ALL OF US – BLACK, BROWN AND WHITE – say ENOUGH? We have been living this for over 400 years. It is time for…

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