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Our Voices Blog

Stories, Views & Resources

Welcome to the Our Voices blog, where we share voices throughout YWCA Minneapolis, including the stories from members and participants whose lives are changed by YWCA. The stories will give you a closer look at the work we do, and the people who are equipped to create brighter futures for themselves and their families.

View posts by topic: Racial Justice and Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Girls and Youth, Health and Wellness, YWCA Changemakers

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Empowering Youth: Celebrating Sexual Health Awareness

September 27, 2023

In honor of Sexual Health Awareness Month, we’re thrilled to spotlight an inspiring collaboration between two of our YWCA Minneapolis Girls and Youth programs: Contact Plus and Girls Inc. Eureka!...

Swimming into Preschool: Walruses Graduate!

September 13, 2023

YWCA Minneapolis Early Childhood Education equips children with the knowledge and skills to reach their potential. By delivering the utmost care, all our teachers create lasting impressions on children as...

It’s Time to LEARN about It’s Time to TALK!

September 1, 2023

This year’s It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ event will be one for the books — we are expanding to a half-day summit featuring keynote presenter Dr. Marc Lamont...

Celebrating the Strength in All Women at the 14th Annual Women’s Triathlon

August 18, 2023

By 8:00 am on the morning of August 13, over 900 women and non-binary triathletes were gathered at Lake Nokomis to compete in the 14th annual YWCA Women’s Triathlon. As...

Minnesota Black-Owned Businesses and Organizations to Support

August 16, 2023

We asked YWCA Minneapolis employees to identify their favorite Black-owned businesses and organizations in Minnesota to uplift National Black Business Month. The following is a list we compiled from their...

Camp “Float” with Girls Inc.

August 11, 2023

Over five days, ten of our Girls Inc. Eureka! youth put their science, engineering and creative minds to work and created milk carton floats! Thanks to all who supported this...