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Anytown Alabama and Privilege Re-post

April 14, 2014

This week we are re-posting a blog post about a workshop on privilege at Anytown Alabama. Anytown is a one week social justice camp empowering high school students to become leaders in their communities. This summer Anytown is June 1st-7th and we are looking for rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders to attend!

YWCA Central Alabama says “Thank You” for Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 9, 2014

In 2013, the YWCA Central Alabama provided over 13,000 days of child care to 114 children of homeless and low-income families, 9,393 clothing items to 770 people at no cost and supplied legal and court advocacy services for 3,952 victims of domestic abuse. But it isn’t just the numbers that make the YWCA Central Alabama a leading nonprofit, it’s the immeasurable amount of support we receive from thousands of volunteers.

The Power of Simulations

April 8, 2014

Stacy Oliver is an alumni of the YWCA’s Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program and is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator for One Roof. 

One Day, One Place, One Roof

April 3, 2014

Josh Helms is an AmeriCorps member serving at One Roof. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama. He lives with his partner and their cat. 

After-School Enrichment Program Brings Spring Break to YWCA

April 2, 2014

Spring break is always an exciting time for fun and relaxation for students each year. Families often pack up for vacations while others spend their off days at home or doing extra-curricular activities. However, for children who live in area shelters, these opportunities may be a little harder to come by.

Female Rappers and Suspended Preschoolers: March Roundup

March 27, 2014

Each month, we give you a roundup of the highlights in national and local news relevant to social justice topics. Our goal is to let the stories spark productive conversations that can help create change and a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

Anytown Alabama Seeks Applicants for a Fun, Life-changing Experience

March 26, 2014

Anyone that has ever gone to summer camp remembers it for the rest of their life. Summer camp is often a time that many young ones experience the feeling of slowly coming out of their shells, welcoming diverse friends they otherwise wouldn’t meet into their world. High school especially can be a pivotal time in developing a student’s self-image and confidence. Lessons on how to treat others are often gained by the social pressures found in the hallways and cafeterias.