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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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Pushing Through Fear: Learning to Swim as an Adult

April 20, 2023

April is Adult Learn to Swim Month! To celebrate, we are sharing the story of one of our health and wellness members, Mae Brooks, who learned to swim with YWCA...

20 Years Strong with YWCA Minneapolis

March 24, 2023

We recently celebrated Bob Schwob, who has been a health and wellness member of YWCA Minneapolis since 2002! Over the past 20 years, Bob’s been at the heart of the...

Race Against Racism 2K/5K Goes Indoors!

March 2, 2023

The sun was shining on a bright February morning and the racers were at the starting line, ready to kick off our third annual Race Against Racism! Over 140 racers...

Meet our Pickleball Stars —Mackenzie and Luke

February 10, 2023

We recently learned how Mackenzie and Luke went from becoming members of YWCA Minneapolis to starting their Pickleball league! When did you become members, and what brought you to YWCA...

YWCA Is For Me! — Jenny’s Experience as a Member

January 18, 2023

We recently spoke with Jenny, a longtime health and wellness member of YWCA Minneapolis. Read below to learn how she became a member, her favorite parts of being a member...

There’s ALWAYS Something New to Learn — Q&A with Veronica

December 20, 2022

When did you first become a member? I came to know YWCA Downtown from my walks around Minneapolis. I always passed by it and thought, “I should try it out...