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"I Ain't Comin' Down" — Kanye West and the Confederate Flag

December 10, 2013

Mary Chiles was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She spent three years working at the YWCA post-college as a child care teacher and as an AmeriCorps member in the Social Justice department. Mary now lives in San Francisco, CA.

Help the YWCA Bring Holiday Cheer to Homeless Families

December 10, 2013

At the YWCA we believe that every child deserves a safe place to learn and grow, which is why we have a nationally accredited child care center. We believe that every child deserves a birthday party, that's why we make sure every child we serve blows out candles on their birthday. And we believe that children deserve a happy holiday season, filled with the magic and wonder of giving and receiving. That's why we have Santa’s Workshop. This year’s annual event will be Saturday, December 14, 2013.

Lessons Learned Coaching Girls On The Run

December 5, 2013

Julia Venable is a second year AmeriCorps member serving through the YWCA Central Alabama with Girls on the Run and Heart Gallery Alabama. Last year, she served in the YWCA's domestic violence department as a Healthy Relationships Instructor.

Wells Fargo Helps Continue Growth in YWoodlawn

December 4, 2013

The YWCA Central Alabama continuously strives to serve the needs of women, children and families across our region. The YWoodlawn Revitalization Enrichment Project, for example, has been an ongoing effort to transform several acres of once blighted housing into an award-winning neighborhood. Over the past six years the YWCA has established key partnerships and collaborations which have tremendously helped this initiative.

World AIDS Day and The Hope for Greater Awareness

December 3, 2013

Paulo Michelini recently obtained his MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. He’s currently serving as an AmeriCorps member at AIDS Alabama and plans to attend medical school in the fall.

Why We Are Thankful

November 27, 2013

During this season of thanks, our staff, Board and Junior Board members share why they are thankful for the YWCA. From Social Justice to Domestic Violence Services, Housing and Child Care, we are proud to make a positive impact on the lives of women, children and families in Central Alabama.

November Roundup

November 25, 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.

Voltaire and Gardening

November 22, 2013

Claire Guest grew up in Birmingham and recently graduated from Penn State.

Bullying Statistics and Stories

November 14, 2013

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.