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Show Up & Show Out – YWCA Announces 2020 Stand Against Racism Community Forums and Public Rally

Thursday, January 23, 2020

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee will explore how the tools of civic engagement empower our community during our 2020 Stand Against Racism season. YWCA will unite voices with community partners as… Continue Reading Show Up & Show Out – YWCA Announces 2020 Stand Against Racism Community Forums and Public Rally

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YWCA Promotes AMEND Together Manager and Hires New Residential Director for Weaver Domestic Violence Center

Thursday, January 2, 2020

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Lauren Lee has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of AMEND Together Operations & Domestic Violence Educator. She previously served as the AMEND Together Manager of Operations. In her new role, Lee will continue to support the day-to-day operations of AMEND Together, as well as educate the Nashville… Continue Reading YWCA Promotes AMEND Together Manager and Hires New Residential Director for Weaver Domestic Violence Center

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YWCA Hosts 8th Annual Wine Women & Shoes in February 2020

Thursday, December 5, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 5, 2019) – Hundreds of Nashville’s most fashion-forward women will gather at the Music City Center for the eighth annual Wine Women & Shoes on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Proceeds will benefit the Domestic Violence Services programs of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, including the Weaver Domestic Violence Center, the 24-Hour Crisis… Continue Reading YWCA Hosts 8th Annual Wine Women & Shoes in February 2020

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28th Annual Academy for Women of Achievement Celebrates Trailblazers and Innovators

Friday, October 25, 2019

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2019) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee hosted its 28th annual Academy for Women of Achievement celebration and induction dinner at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. Approximately 500 people, including leaders from Nashville’s business, medical, media government, and philanthropic sectors attended this celebration. The 2019 AWA honorees are… Continue Reading 28th Annual Academy for Women of Achievement Celebrates Trailblazers and Innovators

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YWCA Receives $350,000 Federal Grant to Support AMEND Together

Friday, October 11, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee recently was awarded a $350,000 grant to continue its AMEND Together programming. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men grant program supports projects that engage men as role models and key influencers in primary prevention strategies addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating… Continue Reading YWCA Receives $350,000 Federal Grant to Support AMEND Together

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National Conference on Violence Against Women Draws Hundreds to Nashville

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2019) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee hosted the first-ever national conference on violence against women and healthy masculinity at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville on Sept. 9 and 10.  The SHIFT – AMEND Together Conference was sponsored by Vanderbilt Sports and Society Initiative and Allstate Foundation. The two-day… Continue Reading National Conference on Violence Against Women Draws Hundreds to Nashville

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Chaput-Avery Family Foundation Funds New Scholars Program for Girls Inc. at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Friday, July 12, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 12, 2019) The Chaput-Avery Family Foundation announced today a commitment to fund a new program for Girls Inc. at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee named “The Chaput-Avery Scholars Program.” Girls Inc. is a national non-profit dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With more than 1,400 Girls Inc.… Continue Reading Chaput-Avery Family Foundation Funds New Scholars Program for Girls Inc. at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

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National Conference on Ending Violence Against Women Takes Center Stage in Nashville Sept. 9 and 10

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 18, 2019) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee will host the first ever national conference on violence against women and healthy masculinity Sept. 9 and 10 in Nashville. Keynote and featured speakers include Time Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year and Silence Breaker, Terry Crews, actor and former NFL… Continue Reading National Conference on Ending Violence Against Women Takes Center Stage in Nashville Sept. 9 and 10

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YWCA Family Learning Center Graduation Celebrates Dedication to Education and Diversity

Friday, June 14, 2019

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2019) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee celebrated 65 women and men and their families at the annual Family Learning Center Graduation on Saturday, June 8 at Trevecca University’s Boone Convocation Center. The graduates passed the challenging HiSET (formerly GED) exam and walked across the stage in cap and gown… Continue Reading YWCA Family Learning Center Graduation Celebrates Dedication to Education and Diversity