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Wells Fargo Helps Continue Growth in YWoodlawn

December 4, 2013

The YWCA Central Alabama continuously strives to serve the needs of women, children and families across our region. The YWoodlawn Revitalization Enrichment Project, for example, has been an ongoing effort to transform several acres of once blighted housing into an award-winning neighborhood. Over the past six years the YWCA has established key partnerships and collaborations which have tremendously helped this initiative.

World AIDS Day and The Hope for Greater Awareness

December 3, 2013

Paulo Michelini recently obtained his MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. He’s currently serving as an AmeriCorps member at AIDS Alabama and plans to attend medical school in the fall.

Why We Are Thankful

November 27, 2013

During this season of thanks, our staff, Board and Junior Board members share why they are thankful for the YWCA. From Social Justice to Domestic Violence Services, Housing and Child Care, we are proud to make a positive impact on the lives of women, children and families in Central Alabama.

November Roundup

November 25, 2013

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.
 

Voltaire and Gardening

November 22, 2013

Claire Guest grew up in Birmingham and recently graduated from Penn State.

Bullying Statistics and Stories

November 14, 2013

Noah Schuettge is a recent transplant to Birmingham, Alabama and is serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Social Justice department at the YWCA Central Alabama.
 

From Bike to Bus and Back Again

November 12, 2013

Paulo Michelini recently obtained his MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. He’s currently serving as an AmeriCorps member at AIDS Alabama and plans to attend medical school in the fall.

Who is Birmingham?: Cultivating Cross-Cultural Relationships

November 7, 2013

Noah Schuettge is a recent transplant to Birmingham, AL and is serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Social Justice department at the YWCA Central Alabama.
 
In 1991, the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn broke out into three days of violence.

PNC Helps Children Financially Plan for the Future

November 6, 2013

As we all know, teaching children the difference between wants and needs, especially when it comes to finances, is a very valuable lesson that starts early in their lives. Informing children on what it means to exchange currency for goods at a young age is a sure way to help prepare them for future financial stability. When families come to the YWCA for assistance, they are often times financially unstable and do not have the resources or help to become stable or show their children how to be.

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