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YWCA Minneapolis is a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. Through our high-quality programs, classes and workshops, we connect individuals and families across the Twin Cities with the knowledge, community and resources to thrive.

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Kristen Spargo, Interim Vice President of Marketing and Communications

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YWCA Minneapolis Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

October 2, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 2, 2023 YWCA Minneapolis Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors First time in 132 years board cohort includes men Minneapolis: YWCA Minneapolis today announced its incoming...

Paving the Way — A New Direction for YWCA Minneapolis

August 16, 2023

Dear YWCA Minneapolis Community, Recently we announced we are responding to changing community needs and refocusing our program priorities in those areas in which we are needed the most, including...

YWCA Minneapolis Hosts 14th Annual Women’s Triathlon

August 11, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: (Minneapolis, Minn.)  YWCA Minneapolis will host its 14th annual Women’s Triathlon on Sunday, August 13, 8:00 am at Lake Nokomis. Join us in celebrating the strength of all...

Paving the Way — A New Direction for YWCA Minneapolis

August 3, 2023

Statement from Shelley Carthen Watson, President and CEO of YWCA Minneapolis: Dear YWCA Community, I’m reaching out to share a few changes for YWCA Minneapolis. In a continued effort to...

YWCA Minneapolis Opens New Early Learning Center in South Minneapolis

July 18, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: (Minneapolis, Minn.) YWCA Minneapolis is excited to announce the Grand Opening celebration of our new Early Childhood Education Center – YWCA Children’s Center South Minneapolis – on July...

YWCA Minneapolis Statement on DOJ’s Investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department

June 20, 2023

STATEMENT: George Floyd and the many other Black and Brown victims of police violence should be alive today. For over 130 years, YWCA Minneapolis has been dedicated to eliminating racism...