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Home is Where Hardship Is

March 13, 2014

Patrick Bradford  is a native of Birmingham, Alabama who studied art at Berea College and earned a Master of Journalism from Florida A&M University.

Retired YWCA CEO Suzanne Durham Receives Woman of Vision Award

March 4, 2014

Retiring after 34 years as CEO of YWCA Central Alabama, Suzanne Durham was recently presented with the “Woman of Vision” award at the 2014 Momentum Conference. Durham was honored for her dedication and perseverance in making the YWCA Central Alabama one of the most successful nonprofits in the area. Durham was honored along with other extraordinary Alabama women: the “Woman of Courage,” Jan Davis; “Woman of Leadership,” Dr. Deborah E. Barnhart; “Woman of Impact,” Mona N.

February Roundup

February 28, 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. Due to the snowstorm, we missed January, so we’re catching you up with stories from January and February this month.

YWCA Hosts Seventh Annual KIDS Korner Luncheon

February 26, 2014

Last week the YWCA held its seventh annual KIDS (Kids In Distress) Korner luncheon on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center. The luncheon, themed “Love an Angel,” was in support of KIDS Korner, the YWCA’s child care program for children of homeless families. At this year’s luncheon, over 50 wonderful YW women invited over 400 of their friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to the KIDS Korner Luncheon for a day of fundraising for the YWCA’s little “angels.”

Love is Not a Given

February 25, 2014

Julia Venable is a second year AmeriCorps member serving through the YWCA Central Alabama with Girls on the Run and Heart Gallery Alabama. Previously, she served in the YWCA's domestic violence department as a Healthy Relationships Instructor. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she is currently working towards her MA in Counselor Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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