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17th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

17th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is holding its 17th 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 27, 2020, at the Century House in Acushnet. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 pm, dinner will be… Continue Reading

Annual “Voices of Women” Oscar Show

Annual “Voices of Women” Oscar Show

On February 3, 2020 Gail Fortes hosted her annual “Voices of Women” Oscars show at DCTV. Dr. Juli Parker, Jordan Pouliot Latham, Aaliyah Colon and Andrea Davidson were guests on the show. Instead of focusing on Oscar nominated films they discussed films that were snubbed. The films in discussion were films directed by women in… Continue Reading

Red Dress Fashion Show Tickets on Sale Now!

Red Dress Fashion Show Tickets on Sale Now!

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is holding its 17th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show to raise awareness of heart disease in women, with Dr. Patricia Andrade as this year’s keynote speaker. This event will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the Century House in Acushnet. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served… Continue Reading

Spanish Conversational Classes at YWCA

Spanish Conversational Classes at YWCA

If you are interested in learning Spanish join us for 8 weeks of Spanish Conversational Classes, taught by Milagros Rodriguez! Classes will be every Tuesday from 6-8 pm at the YWCA Standish House. The first class, beginning on January 21, is introductory and free of charge! The fee for the full 8 weeks is $250.… Continue Reading

Girls Exclusive Program Awarded 2019 Human Rights Award

Girls Exclusive Program Awarded 2019 Human Rights Award

On December 10th, 2019 the City of New Bedford Human Rights Commission held their Second Annual Human Rights Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony. Three New Bedford programs were awarded a Human Rights award, including our Girls Exclusive program for the Justice Flow Project. Girls Exclusive Instructors, Jarynette Gonzalez and Aaliyah Colon, accepted the award on… Continue Reading

YWCA 2019 Annual Meeting

YWCA 2019 Annual Meeting

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts held the 2019 Annual Meeting at the Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford, MA. Outgoing YWCA Board President Dr. Juli Parker shared her inspiring and emotional journey as a member of the YWCA Board of Directors for the past nine years. It was a bittersweet event, as… Continue Reading

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