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Spring Lifeguard Certification Course

Monday, February 3, 2020

Join YWCA’s Aquatics team on Thursdays from 5-9pm, March 12th – May 21st (plus CPR class Saturday, March 28th 8am-4pm) for comprehensive lifeguard certification training! This course is open to ages 15 and up, and all participants must attend all classes, including pool time and passing a written test to receive certification. Cost: $220 (includes… Continue Reading Spring Lifeguard Certification Course

Breastfeeding Support Groups at YWCA

Friday, January 31, 2020

Join YWCA and Sistas Caring 4 Sistas for breastfeeding support for mothers at all stages! Share and learn from other breastfeeding mothers. Pregnant mothers welcome! Facilitated by a certified lactation specialist through SC4S. Breastfeeding support groups meet weekly starting Friday, February 7th (no meeting on February 14th) from 11:30am – 12:30pm in the Women’s Empowerment… Continue Reading Breastfeeding Support Groups at YWCA

Self Defense: a 6-Week Series

Friday, January 31, 2020

Join us on Thursdays from 6pm – 7:15pm February 13th – March 19th for a Self-Defense series taught by Jon Wiener with Chris Van Wandelen as we empower our members with self defense strategies while promoting health through martial arts.  Week 1 (February 13th): Stand-up fighting; stances, punches, elbows, knees, kicks Week 2 (February 20th): Release… Continue Reading Self Defense: a 6-Week Series

Get Out The Vote at YWCA!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

We know that change starts at the local level—and we know how crucial it is to support women, in particular women and girls of color, this election season and beyond. As one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the country, we are especially committed to doing our part to make sure women and… Continue Reading Get Out The Vote at YWCA!

Diabetes Wellness and Prevention New Cohort Starts January 29th and 30th

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

We are dedicated to promoting health equity and reducing the disparity in diabetes outcomes that disproportionately affect the Black community in Buncombe County. If you have type 2 diabetes or are at risk the YWCA offers a life-changing journey! What are the benefits? Weekly educational support groups Membership to the YWCA Fitness and Aquatic Center Consultations with a pharmacist… Continue Reading Diabetes Wellness and Prevention New Cohort Starts January 29th and 30th

Conscious Discipline Workshop

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Join us for our upcoming Conscious Discipline workshops which aim to help parents and educators alike to further understand the internal brain-body states that are most likely to produce certain behaviors. The foundation of the thoroughly researched method is rooted in safety, connection and problem-solving to lead a revolution of the heart as concepts initially… Continue Reading Conscious Discipline Workshop

Support YWCA this Giving Tuesday!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Go HERE to make a donation today! For 112 years, the YWCA of Asheville has been on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The YWCA works to accomplish this mission by providing programs that help bridge gaps in education, earning power, health and wellness, and… Continue Reading Support YWCA this Giving Tuesday!

YWCA is on a mission. This is who we are.

YWCA Community Advisory Committee

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

YWCA is excited to be forming a Community Advisory Committee that will act as a liaison between the YWCA and the community we serve, and will build the leadership and civic engagement capacity of community members. The focus of this committee will be to ensure clear and timely communication that allows for community members to… Continue Reading YWCA Community Advisory Committee