Stand Against Racism Challenge 2022: Registration Open

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The Stand Against Racism Challenge launches April 4th but you can register today! Whether this is your first step to racial equity, or you are a social justice expert, this year’s Stand Against Racism Challenge is full of all-new, actionable steps to create change in our communities. Commit to antiracism and register for the challenge…

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Watch a Recording of Black in Business: HERstory

  Our Executive Director, Gail Fortes, was featured in BuyBlackNB’s last Black in Business: HERstory event on February 16, 2022. This month’s theme was Women in Leadership and featured discussion from local non-profit directors. Click on the link below to view the recording and hear from a dynamic team of Black women leaders who are…

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Details from the 2021 Annual Meeting

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Thank you to our board, our staff and volunteers, and everyone who attended our 2021 Annual Meeting last night! 2021 Board of Directors YWCA Staff A special thank you to our outgoing Board members, Jane Gonsalves and Kristina Da Fonseca! All your work has been appreciated and you will be missed!   Welcome to our…

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YWCA’S REDI Facilitators Interviewed by The Standard Times

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Director of Mission impact, Raelyn Monteiro and Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Facilitator, Cullen Mulrooney spoke with the The Standard Times about our LGBTQ+ support training program and the YWCA’s contract with New Bedford Public Schools. Read the article here.

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Support the 2021-2022 Annual Fund

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Give Here To say that the last year has been one of uncertainty may feel like an understatement. One thing that has remained certain has been the continuance of services provided to the community by YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts. Our staff have continued to provide valuable services to community members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. YWCA SEMA…

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Celebrating our 2021 Women of Distinction Awardees

Congratulations to our 2021 Women of Distinction Awardees!     They’re women who have made their mark in a variety of Southcoast arenas and YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts honored them on November 10, 2021, as “Women of Distinction.” This year’s Women of Distinction awardees include Melissa Costa, LICSW, Zoë Hansen-DiBello, Ph.D, Lisa Lemieux, Colleen Millette, Justina…

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Nominate a Woman of Distinction Today!

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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