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March 12 AmeriCorps Week Celebration

March 4, 2020

Giving is not an act reserved for the holidays. Across the metro-Birmingham area and the nation, benevolent givers are making a positive impact every day through community service.

Take the 21-Day Challenge

March 3, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama is hosting the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge in Alabama to further our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The premise of the event is to do one action every weekday for 21 days to further your understanding of power, privilege, oppression, and equity. 

Stand Against Racism April 24

March 3, 2020

Nationwide, Americans are taking a Stand Against Racism April 23-26, 2020.  Will you take the pledge?

YWCA Central Alabama stands alongside YWCA USA "by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice."

Thanks for KIDS Korner Support

February 14, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama hosted its KIDS Korner Luncheon on Feb. 13, 2020, and raised $141,996 (and counting) to support our child development program for children from homeless and low-income families. 
 

YWCA Honors Yolanda N. Sullivan

January 30, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama honored recently retired CEO Yolanda N. Sullivan as 2019 Jeana P. Hosch Woman of Valor. The award was presented Jan. 30, 2020, at the board’s Annual Meeting. This honor is bestowed each year upon deserving extraordinary, inspirational leaders who work tirelessly to care for women, children and families in the community.

Join us for 2020 Purse & Passion

January 24, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama's annual Purse & Passion event is the YW's largest fundraiser and raises more than $600,000 each year to support the YW's program areas: domestic violence services; child and youth development programs; and safe, affordable housing.

Attend 2020 KIDS Korner Luncheon

January 16, 2020

At YWCA Central Alabama, we believe those who have the least deserve the very best start in life. That’s why we offer a nationally-accredited child and youth development program for children of low-income, homeless and working families. Join us at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 13 for our 13th annual KIDS Korner Luncheon at the BJCC East Ballroom.

Congrats Vulcan Award Honoree Joan Witherspoon-Norris

November 8, 2019

YWCA Central Alabama congratulates Joan Witherspoon-Norris, who received the Vulcan Community Awards’ 2019 Servant Leadership recognition.

The Vulcan Park Foundation chose the YW’s Senior Director of Social Justice as one of this year’s 13 honorees who exemplify civic pride, leadership and progress in five award categories: Lifetime Achievement, Newcomer, Hero, Game Changer and Servant Leadership.

YW Celebrates Our Veterans, AmeriCorps Gives Day of Service

November 8, 2019

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, the nation sets aside a day to pay tribute to America’s heroes. 

YWCA Central Alabama celebrates and appreciates our very own Annette Zinnerman (Facilities Services), Andre Coleman (Facilities Services), Dedric Griffin (AmeriCorps), Milton Rawle (Finance), and all veterans and active-duty military who protect our freedoms.

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