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YWCA Minneapolis and PNC Celebrate Pianos on Parade

By YWCA Minneapolis
June 28, 2022
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(Minneapolis, Minn.) – YWCA Minneapolis is excited to announce that its downtown location is a musical stop for the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s annual Pianos on Parade, sponsored by PNC Bank during the month of June.

To celebrate the honor, young learners of YWCA’s nationally-accredited Early Childhood Education program will take their music lessons outdoors with piano accompaniment, Thursday, June 30, 12-12:30 pm in front of YWCA headquarters, 1130 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

President and CEO, Shelley Carthen Watson also will be on hand. “We are delighted that PNC included us in this year’s parade, as we absolutely embody their 2022 theme, “Children learning and growing make our community a beautiful place.” Placing a PNC piano here is a lesson in both performance and visual arts for our children. They engage with it musically, and were also invited to paint the piano, which they did with a tree and the words ‘diversity, education, empower,’ and ‘anti-bias’ forming its trunk!”

YWCA takes pride in its Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) curriculum for preschoolers, all under the umbrella of our anti-bias curriculum, and we are proud to be recognized annually with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation and the Four-Star Parent Aware rating for our ECE program.

Members of the media are invited.
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Event details
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Time: Noon – 12:30 pm
Location: YWCA Minneapolis Downtown, 1130 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Lisa Ramirez
Strategic Communications Specialist

About YWCA Minneapolis

YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women and girls. For more than 130 years, we have worked to create opportunities to overcome social injustice, particularly in matters of race and gender. Annually, YWCA Minneapolis serves more than 30,000 people in our community through high-quality programs and advocacy focused on racial justice, early learning, youth development and wellness. To learn more, visit or join the conversation at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About PNC Bank
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit

Issued June 28, 2022