In the shadow of the pandemic nightmare, another scary story began to unfold. The “she-cession” saw nearly 3 million American women – the majority of job loss in 2020 – leave the workforce. In December, the rates of long-term unemployment for Asian women, Black women, and Latinas hovered around 40%.
Join YWCA Central Alabama for the inaugural Family Reunion: Block Party Edition on Saturday, July 31 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. We're giving away free food, door prizes, and back-to-school supplies. The registration deadline is Tuesday, July 20. We are also looking for volunteers and door prize donations. For more information, contact 205.949.5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YWCA Central Alabama will recognize the Building Communities, Bettering Lives (BCBL) AmeriCorps end of year and program by hosting a Virtual End of the Program celebration and End of the Year celebration on July 15, 2021.
Virtual End of the Program Celebration
The virtual celebration welcomes AmeriCorps members, supervisors, alums and past stakeholders to honor the 12-year legacy of the program.
Training for Professionals | Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. This powerful form of abuse is a compelling reinforcement to the victim that their abuser decides their fate. This strangulation training webinar will equip attendees with strategies to properly assess for non-fatal strangulation, advocate for specific medical attention and safety needs of strangulation survivors, and understand the devastating traumatic outcomes of strangulation for survivors.
CEU and CLE credits available.
Join YWCA Central Alabama for our 14th annual KIDS Korner event, presented by PNC Bank, on Thursday, Aug. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at Regions Field. The longtime luncheon event has been refreshed with a new format, date, time, look, and venue to create an experience you won’t want to miss as we raise funds for the Child Development Center. This evening will blend the fun of childhood with the best perks of being an adult. Tap into your inner kid and enjoy games like cornhole, giant Jenga, ladder toss, cotton candy "sips," and a fireworks show! Visit https://ywcakidskorner.swell.gives/ for early bird tickets ($50 each) now through July 6.
It’s being called Pandemic Learning Loss. Yet, disparities in early education due to racial inequities, child poverty, and learning gaps among homeless children have long been pervasive problems in ensuring children start elementary school ready to learn at proficient levels. COVID-19 introduced additional issues with learning loss, and early research shows the academic gap could widen. Kindergartners and preschoolers may have missed crucial learning opportunities that affect a child’s ability to learn on grade level when entering first grade.
Join us for our new inaugural event, YW Allies! This event honoring men in Central Alabama who have advocated for gender and/or racial equality in their company, community or with YWCA Central Alabama takes place on Wednesday, May 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Avondale Brewing Company.