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Who is Birmingham?: Cultivating Cross-Cultural Relationships

November 7, 2013

Noah Schuettge is a recent transplant to Birmingham, AL and is serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Social Justice department at the YWCA Central Alabama.
In 1991, the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn broke out into three days of violence.

PNC Helps Children Financially Plan for the Future

November 6, 2013

As we all know, teaching children the difference between wants and needs, especially when it comes to finances, is a very valuable lesson that starts early in their lives. Informing children on what it means to exchange currency for goods at a young age is a sure way to help prepare them for future financial stability. When families come to the YWCA for assistance, they are often times financially unstable and do not have the resources or help to become stable or show their children how to be.

Trash or Treasure

November 5, 2013

Rose Prince is an AmeriCorps member serving at the YWCA Central Alabama as a court advocate with Domestic Violence Services. She recently moved back to Alabama, her birth-state, from Tennessee where she attended Bryan College, graduating with a B.A. in Psychology this past May.

Monthly Roundup: News Highlights from October

October 31, 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.

YWCA Fall Festivities Bring More than Fun and Games

October 31, 2013

The crisp autumn weather settled just in time for the many YWCA seasonal festivities. Last week, kids and adults alike were at our YWoodlawn location putting on their costumes, painting their faces and stocking up on candy for the annual YWoodlawn Fall Festival. The sun was setting just in time to kickoff the event. Children from both the YWoodlawn and downtown locations were dressed in full princess, superhero and even zombie attire.

Redskins, Rebels and Lingering Racial Injustice

October 24, 2013

Rebecca Harkless is a second year AmeriCorps member serving in the YWCA Central Alabama’s Social Justice Department. In her service, Rebecca co-facilitates Heritage Panel trainings in area high schools and middle schools. She has also been on staff for Anytown Alabama.
Sunday night. Sunday night football. Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys.

Peace@Work Teaches the Signs of Domestic Violence in the Workplace

October 23, 2013

At the YWCA Central Alabama, we know that domestic violence does not stay in the home. The cycle of violence most often follows the victim and the abuser in other parts of life. Being the area’s only certified provider of domestic violence services, it is crucial that we recognize where domestic violence is prevalent, especially in places where we trust we can be safe.