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After-School Enrichment Program Brings Spring Break to YWCA

April 2, 2014

Spring break is always an exciting time for fun and relaxation for students each year. Families often pack up for vacations while others spend their off days at home or doing extra-curricular activities. However, for children who live in area shelters, these opportunities may be a little harder to come by.

Female Rappers and Suspended Preschoolers: March Roundup

March 27, 2014

Each month, we give you a roundup of the highlights in national and local news relevant to social justice topics. Our goal is to let the stories spark productive conversations that can help create change and a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

Anytown Alabama Seeks Applicants for a Fun, Life-changing Experience

March 26, 2014

Anyone that has ever gone to summer camp remembers it for the rest of their life. Summer camp is often a time that many young ones experience the feeling of slowly coming out of their shells, welcoming diverse friends they otherwise wouldn’t meet into their world. High school especially can be a pivotal time in developing a student’s self-image and confidence. Lessons on how to treat others are often gained by the social pressures found in the hallways and cafeterias.

Put Yourself in Her Shoes

March 21, 2014

In her spare time as a wife and mom of two energetic young sons, Erin Stephenson is the VP for Development at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.  She has been part of the YWCA's Junior Board since 2008 and is “pumped” to be th

Home is Where Hardship Is

March 13, 2014

Patrick Bradford  is a native of Birmingham, Alabama who studied art at Berea College and earned a Master of Journalism from Florida A&M University.