YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families. At YWCA, we are eliminating racism and empowering women. We will get up and do the work until injustice is rooted out until institutions are transformed until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.
YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 160 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, and from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas:
- Racial Justice and Civil Rights: Increasing equal protection and equal opportunity for people of color
- Empowerment and Economic: Advancement of Women and Girls Increasing economic opportunities for women and girls of color
- Health and Safety of Women and Girls: Improving the health and safety of women and girls of color
What does this challenge look like? Each week, you will receive challenge items pertaining to that weeks topic to complete throughout the week sent directly to your inbox. Challenge items will include reading articles, listening to podcasts, and watching videos because every movement starts with education and awareness. At the end of each week, you will receive an email with a survey or questionnaire to discuss what you thought about that weeks challenge items as well as action steps you can take to move our mission forward by helping others AND yourself!