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AmeriCorps Members of the Year Exemplify Service Excellence

June 24, 2016

Faith Munford, Bethany Reeves, Kenyata Tate and Jennifer Thomas have spent the past year making life better for some of the community’s most vulnerable people. As a result of their outstanding commitment to service, the four women were recently named YWCA Central Alabama’s AmeriCorps Members of the Year.

Flower Arranging Class Brings Joy and Beauty to YW Residents

June 17, 2016

Beuncka Tyson has discovered the power in creating something beautiful. One of the residents who calls YWCA Central Alabama home, she recently participated in a flower arranging class and was amazed by how much she enjoyed it.
“I was surprised that I caught on so quickly,” she said. “I’ve never really been a flower fan before, but they turned out really pretty. It made me feel good.”

Walk a Mile Event to Put Focus on Domestic Violence

May 13, 2016

On Wednesday night, while much of the city was sleeping or headed to bed, Coral Wilson was shot to death by her longtime boyfriend in the living room of her Druid City home. Four of the couple’s eight children were shot, as well.

The crime made Wilson, 34, the 12th person in Jefferson County to be killed in 2016 by someone who claimed to love them. Domestic violence is a deadly epidemic, but it’s an issue that’s not always easy to discuss.

YWCA Students Explore Future Career Possibilities

May 6, 2016

Ten-year-old Damon pretty much has his future planned. “I’m going to be a businessman,” he said. “I’m going to have a building and it’s going to be very high and each floor will have a store. There will be a video game store, a phone store, a toy store and a food store. My building’s gonna be cool.”

Join YWCA's Efforts to Black Out Domestic Violence

April 29, 2016

In the past six weeks, at least six people in the metro-Birmingham area have lost their lives to domestic violence, including two unborn babies. In addition, one woman was bloodied, beaten and held hostage by her ex-boyfriend for 36 hours to keep her from testifying against him in a prior domestic violence case.

Goldstein Book Signing to Benefit YWCA

April 22, 2016

Debra Goldstein has always loved reading a good whodunit, but the big mystery is how she found time to write two of her own. Goldstein, a former litigator and judge, mother of four and YWCA Central Alabama Board member, just celebrated the release of her second book.

Prom Palooza Provides Much More than a Dress

March 25, 2016

The long line outside the small boutique at YWCA Central Alabama formed early, and there was an air of hopefulness and excitement surrounding the young girls who had come from miles away. Inside, the rows of formal dresses twinkled and sparkled under the overhead lights as the girls searched intently for the perfect prom dress.

“I’m going to slay everyone there,” Hueytown High School junior DeAnna Johnson said in teen terms as she envisioned her big night. In other words, she was confident she would be the best dressed.