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YWCA OPENS A SAFE PLACE FOR PETS TO HEAL WITH THEIR PEOPLE

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

(NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Aug. 24, 2021)  The largest emergency pet shelter for victims of domestic abuse in Tennessee is now open on the campus of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee’s Weaver Domestic Violence Center. Community and civic leaders gathered Tuesday, Aug. 24 for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony at the 800-square foot facility that can… Continue Reading YWCA OPENS A SAFE PLACE FOR PETS TO HEAL WITH THEIR PEOPLE

YWCA NASHVILLE & MIDDLE TENNESSEE ANNOUNCES 2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thursday, July 8, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 8, 2021) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has elected 13 new members to its Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 term. New members represent leaders in the legal, finance, business, and media sectors. “This past year has challenged nonprofit organizations like never before, and I’m grateful for the steady leadership and… Continue Reading YWCA NASHVILLE & MIDDLE TENNESSEE ANNOUNCES 2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

YWCA NASHVILLE & MIDDLE TENNESSEE EARNS NISSAN FOUNDATION GRANT TO FUND UNIQUE CULTURAL AND RACIAL DIVERSITY PROGRAMMING

Friday, June 25, 2021

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. June 26, 2021 – The Nissan Foundation recently named YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee a 2021 grant recipient. The Nissan Foundation grant will help fund YWCA’s monthly lunch and learn series, an educational program that fosters greater respect and understanding among peoples who have different racial or cultural backgrounds. The virtual sessions are… Continue Reading YWCA NASHVILLE & MIDDLE TENNESSEE EARNS NISSAN FOUNDATION GRANT TO FUND UNIQUE CULTURAL AND RACIAL DIVERSITY PROGRAMMING

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YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee Receives $230,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – June 1, 2021 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee’s Family Learning Center a $230,000 grant to support its adult literacy program. This local grant is part of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s recent award of a $10.5 million donation to support summer, family, and adult… Continue Reading YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee Receives $230,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

NEW TENNESSEE LAW ENLISTS BEAUTY INDUSTRY TO HELP CUT OUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

Monday, May 3, 2021

YWCA leads effort to educate all licensed cosmetologists and barbers across Tennessee (NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 3, 2021) – Salon professionals have a unique relationship with their clients. The women and men behind the chair are in the perfect position to hear about and see the signs of domestic violence. But many may not know how… Continue Reading NEW TENNESSEE LAW ENLISTS BEAUTY INDUSTRY TO HELP CUT OUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

YWCA HOSTS STAND AGAINST RACISM VIRTUAL COMMUNITY RALLY – ADDRESSING RACISM AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

Friday, April 23, 2021

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) –  YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee takes a Stand Against Racism every day by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice. This year’s Stand Against Racism Community Rally will be a virtual event and feature civic and civil rights… Continue Reading YWCA HOSTS STAND AGAINST RACISM VIRTUAL COMMUNITY RALLY – ADDRESSING RACISM AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

THOUSANDS PARTICIPATE IN YWCA NASHVILLE & MIDDLE TENNESSEE’S RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE

Friday, April 9, 2021

(NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 9, 2021) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee recently wrapped up its annual 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge. More than 3,100 individuals from Nashville and around the region participated. The Challenge is a part of YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women and featured daily emails and… Continue Reading THOUSANDS PARTICIPATE IN YWCA NASHVILLE & MIDDLE TENNESSEE’S RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE

Why as a black, cisgender southerner, I must support the right of transgender youth to participate freely in the sport of their gender identity

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The picture that accompanies this essay always makes me focus. I am a black cisgender woman and an athlete. I played competitive tennis in my youth and have been a runner for decades. I have completed numerous full marathons and was by far the oldest person in my boot camp exercise class. I am a… Continue Reading Why as a black, cisgender southerner, I must support the right of transgender youth to participate freely in the sport of their gender identity

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YWCA NASHVILLE & MIDDLE TENNESSEE TO LAUNCH 21-DAY RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE

Thursday, February 18, 2021

  NASHILLE, Tenn. – Feb. 18, 2021) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is launching its annual 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge on March 1, 2021 as part of a national movement to engage communities in anti-racist work. The Challenge coincides with Women’s History Month and will focus on four main topics:… Continue Reading YWCA NASHVILLE & MIDDLE TENNESSEE TO LAUNCH 21-DAY RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE