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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… Continue Reading

Dartmouth Community Television: Voices of Women Oscars 2019

Dartmouth Community Television: Voices of Women Oscars 2019

Dartmouth Community Television’s, Voices of Women, hosted by Gail Fortes, invited 4 women on the show to discuss the Bechdel Test for the show’s “Oscars 2019 Special.”  The show included returning guests, Dr. Juli Parker, YWCA Board President, Ashley Bendiksen, Entrepreneur, YWCA Girls Exclusive Coordinator, Jordan Latham, and first time guest and member, Victoria Abolarinwa! Continue Reading

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

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

Young girls from the inner city like 14 year old Victoria have been given tools to close the gender gap in technology

Young girls from the inner city like 14 year old Victoria have been given tools to close the gender gap in technology

      Dear Friend, “I really like the staff and the new friends I’ve made. They’ve helped make school so much better.” – Victoria, age 14 The Girls Exclusive Program provides girls ages 10-14 with personal enrichment and leadership development. Our curriculum is designed to tap into a child’s natural curiosity about the world… Continue Reading

From YWCA USA: YWCA USA Unveils Key Findings on Women’s Priorities During Critical GOTV Period

From YWCA USA: YWCA USA Unveils Key Findings on Women’s Priorities During Critical GOTV Period

October 1, 2018 Economic Concerns, Gender- and Race-Based Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, Healthcare, and Gun Violence Top the List October 1, 2018 Catherine Beane 703.608.1404 Washington, D.C. — Today, YWCA USA launched its report, What Women Want 2018, a new national survey of American women commissioned by the organization to identify women’s public policy priorities.… Continue Reading