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DVAM 2021

October 1, 2021

In 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) observed a Day of 

YWe Talk: Empowering Women of Color in the Workplace

August 31, 2021

(YWe Talk Orange Chair Series Webinar Sponsored by Alabama Power)

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%.

Get Free Backpacks Aug. 9 & 11

August 5, 2021

YWCA Central Alabama Family Resource Center has helped make back-to-school a bit better for more than 20 Birmingham-area families. FRC provided in-depth support for families participating in the A-RESET (Alabama Resources for Enrichment Self-Sufficiency Employability and Training), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and CREW (Creating Responsible Employed Working) teens programs and for residents in Woodlawn and surrounding areas.

Don't Forget Your Tickets for the Aug. 19 KIDS Korner Fundraiser

August 5, 2021

A few tickets remain for YWCA Central Alabama's KIDS Korner. The 14th Annual KIDS Korner fundraiser will be Thursday, Aug. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at Regions Field.

The event supports the nationally accredited YWCA Child Development Center, which makes certain that children experiencing homelessness or living in low-income or at-risk households are kindergarten-ready.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Discusses Faith & Racial Justice Aug. 13

August 5, 2021

YWCA Central Alabama is hosting an in-person seminar with limited seating. The topic is YWe Talk: Faith and Racial Justice. The event will be Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, from noon until 1 p.m. at YWCA Central Alabama, 309 23rd St. N, in downtown Birmingham.

YWCA CEO Among 10 Locals Chosen for Harvard Program

August 5, 2021


Birmingham, Alabama  – August 6, 2021 – YWCA Central Alabama CEO Dr. LaRhonda Magras is among 10 Birmingham-metro area leaders who participated in the 2021 Harvard University Young American Leaders Program (YALP). The local leaders joined others in learning more about successful public-private partnership collaborations.

This is the third year Birmingham-area leaders have participated, and the first year that the annual program was conducted virtually after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Free COVID Vaccine Fair

July 26, 2021

The YWCA Central Alabama is hosting a free vaccine fair. To allow participants to receive first and second doses, we will be offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesday, August 4th (shot 1) and Wednesday, August 25th (shot 2) from 10 am – 4 pm. This event is open to the public and will be by walk-ins only. No appointments are necessary.

The vaccination fair will be held at the YWCA Central Alabama gymnasium located at 309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.

Will WE360 Entrepreneur Comedienne Joy Win $25K?

July 19, 2021

Comedienne Joy (Cassandra King) will represent Alabama as the state’s only small businesswoman to vie for $25,000 in the Wednesday, July 21 YWomen Start It Up Pitch Competition. Register to tune in and cheer on the owner of Eat. Drink. Ride Food Tours, one of six entrepreneurs chosen across the nation. They present to a panel of judges from 2-4 p.m. (CDT) on Zoom. Log in to see if she wins $25,000 in cash prizes!

The YW Hosts July 31 Back-to-school Block Party in Woodlawn

July 19, 2021

Just in time to commemorate its 10th anniversary as a staple in Birmingham’s historic Woodlawn community, YWCA Central Alabama’s Family Resource Center will host a back-to-school Family Reunion Block Party. The big community event will be at 1 55th Place South in Woodlawn on July 31 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (in the space that usually hosts Woodlawn Street Market). Enjoy free meals from Travis’s Chicago Style Food Truck or Eugene’s Hot Chicken, Lillie’s Cup, Coca-Cola Bottling United, Bryce and Bray’s Bakery, Frito Lay, and more.