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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!

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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

Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition Appoints Robert Thomas as Community Liaison

Friday, November 1, 2019

October 31, 2019, Asheville, NC: This week, Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition (RJC) announced that they have hired Robert Thomas, Jr. to take on the role of RJC Community Liaison, a two-year position funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s Collaborative Problem Solving Grant awarded to the Coalition earlier this year. As a community activist, a… Continue Reading Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition Appoints Robert Thomas as Community Liaison

Week Without Violence

Thursday, October 10, 2019

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. For more than 20 years, we have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence – a week to raise awareness and engage action to end the broad spectrum of violence –… Continue Reading Week Without Violence