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Call for Advocacy – Improving Child Care Subsidy Rates: HB 574

Friday, August 27, 2021

Urge State Legislators to Increase Child Care Subsidy Rates Across the state, parents face a shortage of quality child care, which has been made worse by the pandemic. A team of state legislators is finalizing the state budget now – and we’re asking them to increase the child care subsidy reimbursement rate. Increasing the subsidy… Continue Reading Call for Advocacy – Improving Child Care Subsidy Rates: HB 574

Community Family Swim

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Join us, in partnership with Asheville Parks & Recreation for free community pool time! Bring the whole family to enjoy our indoor pool to splash and play all summer long. No membership, no fees, NO R.S.V.P. NEEDED. When: Fridays 6-8 p.m.; Through August 27, 2021 Saturdays 2-4 p.m.; Through August 28, 2021 Where: YWCA of… Continue Reading Community Family Swim

Continuing the Challenge – Violence Against the AAPI Community Is Not the Exception, It Is The Norm

Friday, March 26, 2021

  Violence Against the AAPI Community Is Not the Exception, It Is The Norm We’ve just concluded our March 21 Day Challenge on Racial Equity and Social Justice. The conversation continues with this continuing the challenge because the work is not over! As we see markers like continued anti-Asian racism and the coddling and rationalizing… Continue Reading Continuing the Challenge – Violence Against the AAPI Community Is Not the Exception, It Is The Norm

Meeting Katie Zambrano – YWCA’s Women’s Empowerment Intern

Monday, March 22, 2021

Katie Zambrano has all the qualities of an empowered woman. She’s a hardworking student pursuing her Master’s in Social Work from Western Carolina University. She’s —-and passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. We’re thrilled to have her as part of our team at the YWCA.  What draws you to the field… Continue Reading Meeting Katie Zambrano – YWCA’s Women’s Empowerment Intern

More Vegetables from the Garden

Monday, March 22, 2021

Spring has sprung, at the YWCA which means that our talented Nutrition team is cooking up new ways to serve fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables to the children in our Early Learning and Empowerment Child Care programs. We are so grateful to be partnering with Grace Covenant’s Community Garden to receive produce grown specifically for… Continue Reading More Vegetables from the Garden

It’s the Black Girl Magic for Me: Celebrating Black Women Forging Our Future

Thursday, February 11, 2021

This February, in honor of Black Herstory Month, we are highlighting impactful Black women who are leading the way to a just future and those who have paved that way. These women represent a wide range of industries, and they all have worked tirelessly to both eliminate racism and empower women. Follow us on social… Continue Reading It’s the Black Girl Magic for Me: Celebrating Black Women Forging Our Future