Get out the Vote – 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020

CLOSING EARLY, GENERAL ELECTION DAY We are closing at noon to get out and vote. Ensuring access to the voting booth, especially for women of color, is an important part of the YWCA of Asheville’s commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women. Our staff is comprised of 40% people of color and 86% women. With… Continue Reading Get out the Vote – 2020

Week Without Violence – 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020

#WWV20 Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA… Continue Reading Week Without Violence – 2020

YWCA Aquatics Indoor Pool

YWCA Pool Reopens June 17

Friday, June 19, 2020

We are excited to announce the reopening of our pool this Wednesday, June 17 with Lap Swim, Family Swim, and At-Risk Open Swim (for those in the “at-risk” age groups) available. View the modified Pool Schedule here. Reservations are required for these Aquatic swim times and programs. Please read the policy and requirements below carefully… Continue Reading YWCA Pool Reopens June 17

Thank You WNC Bridge Foundation!

Friday, February 14, 2020

As we continue to settle into the new year we want to take the time to acknowledge community members who support the YWCA in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. With that in mind we want to highlight the Western North Carolina Bridge Foundation! The Western North Carolina Bridge Foundation has been serving… Continue Reading Thank You WNC Bridge Foundation!

YWCA Aquatics Indoor Pool

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