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YWCAdvocacy Connect - August Recap by Erin Jemison September 1, 2017

The Legislature’s most recent Interim Day occurred on August 23, with additional committee meetings continuing this week. YWCA Utah attended committee hearings and provided information to legislators for ongoing conversations. Continue reading...

 

YWCAdvocacy Connect - April by Erin Jemison April, 3, 2017

Last week we hosted our first Legislative Recap Breakfast to close YWCA Utah Members Month and Women’s History Month, as well as reflect on the YWCA’s first session with a full-time advocacy presence at the Capitol on behalf of Utah women and girls. Continue reading...

 

Utah Women’s Well-Being: Leading the Policy Conversation by Erin Jemison September 21, 2016

This year on Women’s Equality Day (August 26, 2016), YWCA Utah commemorated the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote, by hosting our first annual policy convening: “Utah Women’s Well-Being: Leading the Policy Conversation.” Continue reading...

 

An Internship with a Mission by Jessica Totten August 18, 2016

For six weeks this summer, I did an internship with YWCA Utah to complete my studies at the University of Utah Masters of Public Administration program. What really drew me to the YWCA for my internship was the fact that I really believed in the importance of the YWCA’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism. Continue reading...

 

Florencia's YWCA Story by Florencia August 8, 2016

With encouragement from a therapist, Florencia first contacted YWCA Utah while she was a business student and needed help. In addition to her husband’s physical abuse, he had drained their savings account, which included a scholarship award she had received to fund her studies, to support his growing dependence on alcohol. Continue reading...

 

Amie's YWCA Story by Amie July 29, 2016

While completing a master’s degree, Amie interned with #YWCAUtah’s Women in Jeopardy program. During this time, she learned that the YWCA is much more than a crisis shelter, and was intrigued by the wide array of programs for community women and their families she found. Three years later, when she became pregnant with her first child, she thought of the Lolie Eccles Early Education Center at the YWCA.  Continue reading...

 

Spiritual Care by Saundra Shanti June 13, 2016

YWCA Utah offers Spiritual Care with our certified multi-faith chaplain, Saundra Shanti, to heal and empower women who have suffered intimate partner violence (IPV). The wounding that comes from the exercise of power and control over another affects more than bones and brains.Trauma assaults the soul. Continue reading...

 

Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center 2016 by Pam Boede May 31, 2016

Before the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center (SLAFJC) at the YWCA was created in 2007, persons harmed by domestic violence struggled with the overwhelming process of understanding and accessing a multitude of much-needed services. Continue reading...

 

Stand Against Racism Essay by Esa "Rona" Ulisese May 24, 2016 

My name is Esa Ronalynn Ulisese but I go by Rona. When my caseworker asked me if I was interested in entering this essay contest, I was not sure what to write about because I did not think I had any experience with institutional or structural racism... I am 15 years old and I was born in American Samoa...My mom always dreamt of bringing her kids to America. Continue reading...

 

In a Continent Of Multilingualism and Diversity: Institutional and Structural Racism by Shams Al-Shawbaki May 24, 2016 

Human beings have suffered unequal rights and other humane issues with the coexistence of different cultures... Movements for change and reform had been attempted; however, it has not entirely changed the way society and individuals are being established. People around the world get treated unfairly on daily bases with no defense or response to the violence. Continue reading...

 

Food Truck Face Off Results May 16, 2016 

The results are in from Food Truck Face Off... Over 20,000 tickets sold and YWCA Utah took second place. Congratulations to Salt Lake CAP Head Start for selling the most tickets and winning a grand prize presented by Wells Fargo and congratulations to Cupbop - Korean BBQ for being the winning food truck! Continue reading...

 

Welcome Erin Jemison to the YWCA Utah Team April 11, 2016 

We are excited to announce our new hire, the Director of Public Policy: Erin Jemison. Erin will help us develop the YWCA’s Utah Women’s Well-Being Initiative, which advances the well-being of Utah women in key dimensions of their lives through research, issue education, collaboration, and public policy advocacy. Continue reading...

 

A Letter to Parents: Full-day Kindergarten Enrolling Fall 2016 March 22, 2016 

By Bree Murphy, Director of Lolie Eccles Early Education Center at the YWCA

Dear Parents: We’re excited to inform you that Lolie Eccles Kindergarten registration is now open for fall of 2016! If you’re concerned about managing half-day public programs as a working parent, our full-day private kindergarten is the answer. Here are the top three reasons why our kindergarten program is amazing. Continue reading...

 

First YWCA Utah Blog February 22, 2016

It’s our first YWCA Utah blog. Our posts will reflect who we are, what we do, how you can get involved, and how you can help. This blog will include YWCA Utah event updates, press releases, and cover our work from the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center to Lolie Eccles Early Education Center to Real Women Run to our Domestic Violence Services and Programs. Continue reading...