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Remembrance Through Action

January 16, 2014

 Noah Schuettge is a recent transplant to Birmingham, Alabama and is serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Social Justice department at the YWCA Central Alabama.

Solutions to Bullying Begin in Elementary School (or Earlier)

January 14, 2014

Amy Sedlis is a child advocate trained in social work and public health. She is currently serving as a community volunteer throughout Central Alabama with the national Bully Project. She serves on the Childcare Resources and Hadassah Boards. She often writes and presents on early childhood development and woman's health social policy issues. 

Faith Chapel Christian Center Donates Coats for YW Women and Children

January 8, 2014

As record-breaking lows hit the Southeast, many less fortunate individuals must make crucial decisions about how to stay warm. Some may not be able to afford the appropriate attire during this frigid weather. We have all been caught in the cold without a coat on occasion, but this time of year can be very cold, even dangerous, if there is not a warm coat waiting for us at home.

Financial Security: A New Year’s Resolution

January 7, 2014

Shay Farley is the Legal Director at Alabama Appleseed, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization in Montgomery. The majority of her time is divided between public education and lobbying the state legislature for or against laws impacting low-income and other vulnerable Alabamians. Shay’s current focus is reforming Alabama’s payday and title lending laws.

Monthly Roundup: News Highlights from December

December 19, 2013

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.

World Leader Nelson Mandela died this month. He is well known for his leadership in ending apartheid in South Africa, but his legacy is global. CNN covers the highlights of his life in photographs and stories.

Santa’s Workshop Brings Magic to the YWCA

December 18, 2013

Last Saturday it was once again time for Santa to bring his elves down to the YWCA and transform our gymnasium into Santa’s Workshop! With the help of over 300 volunteers, the YWCA was able to bring magic and excitement to families experiencing homelessness in Birmingham on this special day. The gymnasium was converted into a winter wonderland with the help of very gracious volunteers from Belk, which has shared a long relationship with the YWCA and Santa’s Workshop.

Santa’s Workshop Brings Magic to the YWCA

December 18, 2013

Last Saturday it was once again time for Santa to bring his elves down to the YWCA and transform our gymnasium into Santa’s Workshop! With the help of over 300 volunteers, the YWCA was able to bring magic and excitement to families experiencing homelessness in Birmingham on this special day. The gymnasium was converted into a winter wonderland with the help of very gracious volunteers from Belk, which has shared a long relationship with the YWCA and Santa’s Workshop.

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