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YWCA SEMA Launches Economic Empowerment Series: Practical Digital Skills and Digital Literacy during COVID-19

March 5, 2021

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT SERIES: Practical Digital Skills and Digital Literacy during COVID-19 ALTERNATING WEDNESDAYS ON ZOOM @ 6:00 PM REGISTER AT THE LINKS BELOW QUESTIONS? CONTACT JORDAN…

Three Ways That You Can Effect Change Today!

February 23, 2021

The YWCA remains at the forefront of addressing issues of racial and gender inequities. We are a member of a regional and national movement working…

YWCA SEMA partners with New Bedford Creative for “Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice”

January 29, 2021

Are you an artist, creative, culture bearer, cultural organizer, or community-based collaborator living or working in New Bedford? New Bedford Creative, in partnership with YWCA…

YWCA 18th Annual Red Dress (Virtual) Fashion Show!

January 27, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:30 pm on Zoom Tickets: $30 YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is hosting its 18th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show to raise awareness…

ACTION ALERT: Urge Governor Baker NOW to sign H.4818, An act to reduce racial inequities in maternal health

January 11, 2021

On Tuesday, January 5th, the Massachusetts Legislature passed maternal health legislation aimed to eliminate racial inequities in maternal health, led by black women and centering…

YWCA SEMA’s Response to the Siege at the US Capitol

January 11, 2021

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…

Congratulations on your Retirement, Catherine Bourassa!

December 30, 2020

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…

Order Your Until Justice Just Is Gear Today!

November 24, 2020

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…

YWCA SEMA 2020 Annual Meeting

November 24, 2020

YWCA 2020 Annual Meeting Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 @ 6:00 pm FREE virtual event, donations are welcome The YWCA Annual Meeting features heartfelt stories of…

Celebrating this year’s Women of Distinction Awardees!

November 22, 2020

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…

YWCA Honored to be One of 49 Organizations Chosen by the MA Bankers Association

November 19, 2020

MASSACHUSETTS BANKERS ASSOCIATION CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RECORD 2020 COMMUNITY GRANTS BOSTON, Nov. 10, 2020 – The Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that the MBA…

YWCA SEMA Launches Until Justice Just Is Campaign

October 23, 2020

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…

Girls Exclusive is Now Virtual! Register Today!

October 15, 2020

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…

Nominate A Woman of Distinction Today!

September 1, 2020

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…

Buy Black New Bedford

August 28, 2020

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…

YWCA Standish House COVID Hours

July 6, 2020

The YWCA Standish House administrative office is open daily from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, but we ask that you call or email ahead to…

Girls Exclusive Summer Program Now Accepting Applications!

June 24, 2020

Girls Exclusive is a quality afterschool & summer program for girls ages 10-14 in Southeastern Massachusetts. The goal of the program is to empower girls…

Standard Times Op-Ed: Citizens and Legislators Must Act to Fight Racism

June 22, 2020

Monday June 22, 2020 On May 25, 2020, another Black man was lynched in America. George Floyd was murdered at the hands of the Minneapolis…

Thank You Linda Rose

June 16, 2020

Linda Rose, YWCA SEMA Receptionist and Widowed Program Persons Director (WPP), has retired after 13 years with the YWCA. YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts staff and board…

YWCA Letter to the Editor: We Demand An End to Systemic Racism

June 12, 2020

Friday, June 12th, 2020 On May 25, 2020, another Black man was lynched in America. George Floyd was murdered at the hands of the Minneapolis…