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Back-to-School Block Party July 31

June 23, 2021

Join YWCA Central Alabama for the inaugural Family Reunion: Block Party Edition on Saturday, July 31 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the YWCA Family Resource Center. 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 frc@ywcabham.org.

June 15 Training Regarding Trauma of Strangulation

June 15, 2021

Strangulation Training for Professionals

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. This powerful form of abuse is sometimes compelling reinforcement to the victim that their abuser decides their fate.

CALL TO ACTION: VOCA Fix Act in the Senate

June 8, 2021

On March 17, the House of Representatives passed the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 (“the VOCA Fix Act”) with overwhelming bipartisan support. This critical legislation will prevent devastating cuts to federal funding for victim service programs through the Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”). However, we have yet to see movement on the Senate companion bill, S.611.

YWCA Family Resource Center Hosts Paid Internship for Teens

June 7, 2021

YWCA Family Resource Center Hosts Paid Summer Internship for Teens

Birmingham, AL- YWCA Central Alabama is pleased to announce the start of the 2021 CREW (Creating Responsible Educated Working teens) workforce development program. The paid internship opportunity hosted through YWCA’s Family Resource Center (FRC) will be a professional and personal development platform for 25 Birmingham area students from June 7-July 2, 2021.  

Early Bird Tickets on Sale for KIDS Korner, Expect Fireworks & Fun

June 3, 2021

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. 

YWCA Central Alabama gives grants to 10 women entrepreneurs

June 1, 2021

YWCA announces recipients of small business grants 

Since March 2021, 36 Birmingham area women of color and other women have participated in YWCA Central Alabama's WE360 Business Essentials program for entrepreneurs. Ten of those women were selected to receive financial grants to help establish or further their businesses. 

One-Year Commemoration of George Floyd’s Death

May 25, 2021

Today marks one year since George Floyd’s life was tragically and brutally taken. Since May 25, 2020, a racial reckoning began to take place in America and strides have been made. Police accountability bills have been introduced in Congress. Americans began discussing what defunding law enforcement actually means. Corporations started recognizing Juneteenth. Organizations and individuals have become aware of racial injustice issues and have become activated to create change and take action against racism.

Stand Against Racism: Take the Pledge

April 22, 2021

YWCA is on a mission to #StandAgainstRacism! We are raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and building community among those who work for racial justice. This year, the annual Stand Against Racism campaign (April 22-25) focuses on the myriad of racial justice issues that have resulted in a public health crisis within communities of color. As we highlight the importance of understanding how racism affects the economic and social determinants of health, we hope you'll join us and TAKE THE PLEDGE!