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Honda Gift Will Help Domestic Violence Victims on the Road to Success

August 19, 2014

Getting their lives back on track just got a little easier for domestic violence victims in St. Clair County, thanks to the generosity of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama.

The company, which has a plant in nearby Lincoln, donated a 2013 Honda Pilot to Our Place, the YWCA’s confidential domestic violence shelter serving women and children in St. Clair County. The gift will allow the residents, who often don’t have access to transportation, to get to work, travel to doctor appointments and register their children for school.

YWoodlawn Housing Initiative Recognized with 2014 Mayor’s Award

August 5, 2014

The YWCA Central Alabama holds itself to a degree of excellence and outstanding character when it comes to the care and concern of our residents and housing. Improving living conditions and offering positive opportunities for everyone means not only providing a comfortable bed, but also fostering and strengthening communities. The YW is proud of the services we provide our community and we are beyond thankful and humbled when others recognize them as well.

Finding Home in Other Worlds

July 15, 2014

 

Shaina Shealy grew up in Birmingham, AL and was lucky enough to experience four Anytown summers!  She now lives in Jerusalem where she studies Islam and the Middle East. 

Nurturing Inclusive Communities: June Roundup

June 26, 2014

Each month, the blog will bring you a monthly roundup of the highlights in national and local news relevant to social justice topics. Our goal is to hit major news, but also include a few pieces that you may have missed.

Our One Year Anniversary

June 10, 2014

When we started the blog a little over one year ago, we had a rough vision of where we wanted to take it.  We knew we wanted it to be social justice driven and relevant to our Birmingham community—one half of the YW’s mission is eliminating racism. Anytown and Heritage Panel, both of which have been featured on this blog, are a few exa

ASEP Gears Up for Summer Enrichment Program

May 29, 2014

Summertime for many students means a long-awaited break from classes and homework, going on trips with family and friends and having more time to play outside. Summertime is also when students leave behind some of what they learned during the school year, requiring a refresher when returning in August. For students that already find it hard to keep up in school, summertime can create a devastating impact on their retention rate.

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