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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

Secretary Kennealy’s #15k4ma Tour Looks At Affordable Housing In The Commonwealth

Secretary Kennealy’s #15k4ma Tour Looks At Affordable Housing In The Commonwealth August 9, 2019 Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy has just completed a very special tour across the Commonwealth.  Over the course of eight days, he stopped in multiple communities to highlight 28 affordable housing projects in various stages of development… Continue Reading

Voices of Women: Women’s Advocacy Day 2019 Preview

YWCA Executive Director Gail Fortes discusses Women’s Advocacy Day, which is hosted by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women each May at the State House. Gail is joined by Val Bassett, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA; Jordan Latham, Director of Advocacy & Resource Development at YWCA SEMA; and Erica… Continue Reading

Save the Date: Women of Distinction Awards!

Save the Date: Women of Distinction Awards!

About The 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 the… Continue Reading

YWCA Southeastern MA Awarded Operation Money Wise: Financial Education Opportunity Grant!

YWCA Southeastern MA is honored to again be awarded an “Operation Money Wise: Financial Education Opportunity Grant” to foster financial literacy in the Military, Veteran, Family and Survivor Community (MVFSC). Office of the State Treasurer and the Baker-Polito Administration’s Division of Banks have announced the recipients of the Operation Money Wise: Financial Education Opportunity Grant.… Continue Reading