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YWCA:

see Young Women's Christian AssociationYoung Women's Christian Association
(YWCA), organization whose stated mission is "to empower women and girls and to eliminate racism." The movement is nondenominational.
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And between 1912 and 1930, she designed more than thirty buildings in at least seventeen locations for the YWCA, one of the nation's largest and most influential women's organizations.
In 1918, for example, the national board of the YWCA donated $20,000 from its War Work Council funds to build a recreation center in Vallejo.
The MHMA itself continued until 1898, when it was incorporated into the Mount Holyoke Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), which had been organized in 1893, as the Missionary Literature Committee.
(14) In 1897 the Mount Holyoke YWCA voted to adopt a missionary who was a recent graduate of the college.
She is the chairwoman of the YWCA USA Regional Leadership Committee.
of Worcester FitGirls, Junior League of Worcester Kids in the Kitchen and YWCA of Central Massachusetts Community Dance Clinic.
The YWCA's National Coordinating Board ratified the appointment in August and Richardson-Heron joined the organization this month.
Lau was in place to take the YWCA through an overall assessment of the organization by Chicago, Ill.-based The Alford Group.
"I heard the term 'Lift As We Rise' in reference to African-American women who, as they move up the ranks, they lift up their sisters," said YWCA Director of Women$Finances Laura White-Ritchie in the Y's downtown offices that house the program that offers a wide array of support services for the economic empowerment of women.
As part of the YWCA's initiative to eliminate racism and empower women, it is an innovative approach to raising funds for the program to become self-supporting, to move away from the short-term grants that send the staff into a tizzy every few years, and scrambling to meet deadlines to just maintain their ability to provide services.
The case of Gaffe Owens is a vivid illustration of the difference between YWCA and the organization formerly known as YMCA.
Pertinent to Gaffe Owens, YWCA's efforts include support for domestic violence victims.