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Getting Ahead With Ms. Nancy – Participant Spotlight

Monday, February 6, 2023

When Ms. Nancy’s mother-in-law suggested she enroll in YWCA’s Getting Ahead program; she didn’t know how much would change in her life. Through her participation in Getting Ahead, working with YWCA’s women’s empowerment team and partners, Ms. Nancy connected with local resources; she found the support she needed to assess which of those resources would… Continue Reading Getting Ahead With Ms. Nancy – Participant Spotlight

Celebrating Black History Month and the Many Pioneering Sheroes

Friday, January 27, 2023

From pioneering sheroes such as Dr. Dorothy Height and Pauli Murray, to transformative writers and thinkers like Toni Morrison, bell hooks, and Alice Walker, to our very own community members, YWCA of Asheville recognizes the critical contributions of black women to the work of advancing racial justice.  During Black History Month, we are sharing our… Continue Reading Celebrating Black History Month and the Many Pioneering Sheroes

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Personalized Instructors for EVERYbody

Friday, January 6, 2023

Spotlight on Health & Wellness; A YWCA collaboration with certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Dialectical Behavior Therapist and Board Member, Amparo Penny Fitness is a unique journey for each of us; no two people are the same. The YWCA Health and Wellness team approached fitness, and our sometimes-difficult relationship with our bodies, in an integrated,… Continue Reading Personalized Instructors for EVERYbody

Getting to Know: Shaneka Haynes, Director of Women’s Empowerment

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Shaneka is the YWCA’s Director of Women’s Empowerment and is originally from Asheville. Shaneka has spent her professional life in the area, working to make her hometown an even better place to live and work. She comes to the YW with considerable experience in local non-profits, including Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), A-B Tech… Continue Reading Getting to Know: Shaneka Haynes, Director of Women’s Empowerment