YWCA Central Alabama's annual Purse & Passion is the YW's largest fundraiser. It raises more than $600,000 each year to support domestic violence services; child and youth development programs; and safe, affordable housing.
YWCA Central Alabama annually conducts CREW (Creating Responsible Educated Working teens). CREW is a camp that serves Woodlawn teens entering 9th-12th grades, with the capacity to serve up to 15 students. This seven-week summer enrichment program is for Woodlawn teens. Internship opportunities are available thanks to local business partnerships that will align with students' education and career goals.
YWCA Central Alabama’s observance of the 14th annual Stand Against Racism includes this month’s 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. A luncheon featuring Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row for crimes he did not commit, has been CANCELED.
At YWCA Central Alabama, we believe those who have the least deserve the very best start in life. That’s why we offer a nationally-accredited child and youth development program for children of low-income, homeless and working families. Join us at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 13 for our 13th annual KIDS Korner Luncheon at the BJCC East Ballroom.
YWCA Central Alabama will present YWe Fit: The Better Health Care for Women Resolution, a virtual discussion about the current state of health care. Mark your calendar for Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. The presentation will feature Dr. Lisa Jackson, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Director of Cardiovascular Disease, and Dr. Kiersten Kennedy of UAB Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Joining them will be the YW's Dr. Idrissa Snider, Director of Social Justice, and Knetta Adkins, Coordinator of Community Education and Advocacy. To participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and across the country, survivors, victim advocates, government officials, faith-based groups, health care providers, business leaders, police officers, and concerned citizens will take steps towards eliminating intimate partner violence. This year the YWCA Central Alabama will host the BELIEVE SURVIVORS campaign during DVAM.
YWCA of Central Alabama's annual Purse & Passion St. Clair County Luncheon will celebrate its 11th year of transforming lives by providing domestic violence services to St. Clair County and neighboring communities on August 8, 2019. All gifts made to this fundraising event benefits Our Place, the only domestic violence shelter in St. Clair County. Since opening in 2009, the Our Place shelter has provided legal assistance, support, and housing to more than 7,435 domestic violence victims in St. Clair and Blount counties.
YWCA Central Alabama's annual Purse & Passion Luncheon is the YW's largest fundraiser and raises more than $600,000 each year to support all four of the YW's program areas: domestic violence services; child development programs for children of homeless and low-income families; safe, affordable housing; and social justice programs.
YWCA Central Alabama's annual KIDS Korner Luncheon raises critical funds to support the YWCA’s nationally-accredited child development program for children of low-income and homeless families. Table hosts invite hundreds of their friends, co-workers, and neighbors for a day of friend-raising and fundraising.