The scene that unfolded last week in our nation’s capital was a disgrace to our democracy and a bleak day for our nation. History will justifiably record the violent efforts to halt the confirmation of a fair democratic election decided by the American people as an insurrection and attempted coup. We at YWCA Southeastern MA…

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Catherine Bourassa, the YWCA’s Director of Programs and Services, has retired after 27 years with the YWCA. YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts staff and Board of Directors thank Catherine for her time and dedication to the YWCA. We will miss Catherine greatly, and we wish her a happy and healthy retirement!   We got the chance to…

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This Holiday season, show your support for the YWCA’s Until Justice Just Is campaign for racial justice Black unisex crew neck cotton t-shirts are available in Adult and Youth sizes. Supplies are limited so order today! Adult Sizes $20 (S, M, L, XL) Youth Sizes $10 (XS, S, M, L) Bumper Stickers $5   Click…

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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 of…

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MASSACHUSETTS BANKERS ASSOCIATION CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RECORD 2020 COMMUNITY GRANTS BOSTON, Nov. 10, 2020 – The Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that the MBA Charitable Foundation has set a new record in its annual year-end community grant season. In keeping with the Charitable Foundation’s annual community grants, MBA is announcing today that the Foundation…

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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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