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YWCA SEMA wins APEX Non-Profit of the Year Award!

YWCA SEMA wins APEX Non-Profit of the Year Award!

The SouthCoast Chamber recently recognized the significant contributions and achievements of the region’s businesses with the presentation of the 2019 APEX Awards in the categories of Small Business, Large Business, Non-Profit and Educational Institution, and the Non-Profit of the Year sponsored by First Citizens Federal Credit Union was presented to YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts! With a… Continue Reading

YWCA SEMA is Hiring a Residential Case Manager!

YWCA SEMA is Hiring a Residential Case Manager!

YWCA SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS JOB DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICS  POSITION:                                         Residential Case Manager STATEMENT OF DUTIES:                Oversee the day-to-day operations of YWCA residential programs SUPERVISION:                                  Reports to the Director of Programs and Services RESPONSIBILITES: Accepts responsibility for implementing the Mission of the YWCA. Responsible for providing and maintaining adequate supervision and security for residential programs and its… Continue Reading

YWCA Awarded Grant to Expand Advocacy Work in Region

YWCA Southeastern MA to expand policy advocacy work with new position funded by Women’s Fund NEW BEDFORD, MA – The Women’s Fund recently awarded a grant to the YWCA of Southeastern MA to expand advocacy work in Southeastern Massachusetts. “The YWCA is excited to create this new position which will build on our current advocacy… Continue Reading

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 designed to help students… 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

1420 WBSM: YWCA SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS RED DRESS FASHION SHOW

1420 WBSM: YWCA SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS 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 the Century House in Acushnet. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 pm, dinner will be served at 6:30… 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