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 email@example.com.
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.
Hear how intergenerational conversations shape advocacy, social justice, and women’s empowerment. From business, economic advancements, and family structures, discover how women have shaped generations and how resiliency formed and defined womanhood. Let's prepare for Mother's Day by learning the importance of preserving culture and practices and passing the baton to the upcoming generations.
From Declarations to Change: Racism as a Public Health Crisis
As our nation faces the intersecting dilemmas of COVID-19 and racism, YWCAs around the country are using the April 22-25 #StandAgainstRacism campaign to dissect racism as a public health crisis. YWCA Central Alabama invites health care and women's leadership advocate Alethia M. Jackson and public health researcher Dr. April P. Carson to discuss the economic and social determinants of health and how racism impacts public health outcomes. Public health is central to racial justice work and is critical to uprooting systemic inequity in communities of color. They will be joined by YWCA Central Alabama CEO, Dr. LaRhonda Magras.