YW Blog

April Deal Literacy Center Open

October 7, 2020

Family members often recount stories to remember those they loved and lost. That’s exactly what the family of the late April Autrey Deal did during a literacy center dedication in her honor on Oct. 6, 2020. Deal's sister Emily Cooper, along with her husband Sam Cooper, joined cousins Ann and George McMillan to honor the legacy Deal left behind at the YW, fondly remembering the years she spent enthusiastically reading to the children of YWCA Central Alabama's Child Development Center.

Dec. 9 Domestic Violence Session

September 28, 2020

REGISTER NOW for YWCA Central Alabama’s Seeking Safety: Dynamics of Domestic Violence Online Training presented by Knetta Adkins, M.S., Coordinator, Community Education and Advocacy. Join the 9 a.m., Dec. 9 online conversation, raise community awareness, and learn the many signs of domestic violence. Take away some community resources, support services, and learn practical applications for supporting survivors of domestic violence. It is free to participate.

Take the 21-Day Equity Challenge

August 31, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama is hosting the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge in Alabama to further our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The premise of the event is to do one action every weekday for 21 days to further your understanding of power, privilege, oppression, and equity. 

Follow #SharetheMic Sept. 18

August 31, 2020

Some call it a social media takeover, while others describe it as a digital megaphone to amplify the voices of women of color. White women of influence across the nation are giving Black women access to their social media platforms, or sharing the mic, for a day. 

June 24 Affordable Housing Event

June 17, 2020

June is National Homeownership Month. The YW is hosting a symposium featuring Mechelle Sippial Wilder, ARC Realty Partner, Associate Broker; Kenneth E. Free, Alabama Field Office Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and YWCA Central Alabama's very own Monica Shields, Interfaith Hospitality House Shelter Manager. There is no cost to PARTICIPATE in the discussion about financial literacy, negative rental or criminal history, and fair housing laws.

Pandemic Doesn’t Stop Girls, Inc. AmeriCorps Member

June 15, 2020

 Askew Uses Green Thumb to Engage Students


Destiny Askew, a member of the YWCA Central Alabama Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program, is literally growing during the COVID-19 pandemic. While abiding by stay-at-home restrictions, Askew has repurposed some of her time to thrive in her home garden while teaching Girls, Inc. students.

Domestic Violence Training

April 6, 2020

Domestic Violence 101 Training Goes Virtual

Register now for YWCA Central Alabama’s Dynamics of Domestic Violence training, which will be from 10-11 a.m. on April 29.This free training session addresses the many signs of domestic violence and how individuals and families can keep themselves safe.