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2019 AWA Honorees with Co-Chairs S & R

YWCA HOSTS ACADEMY FOR WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT CELEBRATION

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 YWCA HOSTS ACADEMY FOR WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT CELEBRATION

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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

Chaput-Avery Foundation Announcement

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

2019 Graduation

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

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Draper James and VSP Eyes of Hope Commit Nearly $4 Million to Fund Eye Care and Eyewear in Support of Young Women

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

NASHVILLE, TENN., June 6, 2019 – When was your last eye exam? If you’re a woman, there’s a one-in-four chance it was more than two years ago, but it’s not something to be overlooked: More women than men are at risk for vision loss from eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration. To help ensure… Continue Reading Draper James and VSP Eyes of Hope Commit Nearly $4 Million to Fund Eye Care and Eyewear in Support of Young Women

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YWCA Spring Breakfast Brings Nashville Community Together to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

  NA SHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2019)—Seventeen years after escaping an abusive marriage, a Nashville mother shared her story of survival, hope, and healing with 1,000 guests at the YWCA Spring Breakfast on Tuesday, April 30.  Elia Bass was joined on stage at the Music City Center by her 20-year old son, Roy Tapia. He… Continue Reading YWCA Spring Breakfast Brings Nashville Community Together to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

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Stand Against Racism Tackles the Intersection of Racism and Immigration

Monday, April 29, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.)—YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee hosted the annual Stand Against Racism on Thursday, April 25 on the steps of the Historic Metro Courthouse and Public Square Park. Neither the threat of rain nor the NFL Draft (kicking off a few blocks away) could keep more than 100 advocates, supporters, and partners away from this… Continue Reading Stand Against Racism Tackles the Intersection of Racism and Immigration