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Domestic violence prevention specialist elected to coalition board

Monday, November 30, 2020

YWCA staff members provide life-changing services to those in our community who have felt the blows of prejudice, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and family breakdown. It’s a tough job, and not the kind one can easily leave behind at the office. Yet many choose to volunteer their time and expertise to similar advocacy organizations whose… Continue Reading Domestic violence prevention specialist elected to coalition board

Otero-Serrano

Dunetchka Otero-Serrano, New YWCA Executive Director

Friday, November 20, 2020

YWCA Clark County is pleased to announce that Dunetchka Otero-Serrano will become Executive Director effective Dec. 28, 2020. Her career in nonprofit management spans 20 years and includes roles in case management, community outreach, executive leadership, and board service. Since 2015, Otero-Serrano has served as Executive Director of Community Warehouse, a nonprofit that provides donated… Continue Reading Dunetchka Otero-Serrano, New YWCA Executive Director

Holly Jacobs

New YWCA Board President Holly Jacobs Reflects on Tumultuous 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Challenges included coping with COVID, filling a key leadership position. Holly Jacobs, YWCA Clark County’s new board president, brings energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to social and racial justice to the position. After five-plus years on our board, she feels she is ready to step into this leadership role. What keeps her motivated is the deep… Continue Reading New YWCA Board President Holly Jacobs Reflects on Tumultuous 2020

V for victory!

Voters Say Yes! to Referendum 90

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

By wide margin, the measure written to inform and protect students was adopted! “With the passage of Referendum 90, the controversial sex ed ballot measure that passed by large margins in Tuesday’s Washington election, public schools will now be required to teach comprehensive sex ed multiple times throughout a student’s K-12 education.” That’s what the… Continue Reading Voters Say Yes! to Referendum 90

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R-90: Ballot Measure for Students Needs Your Support!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Support Our Youth: Vote Yes On Referendum 90 When you vote next month, please pay special attention to Referendum 90. We need your vote to approve it! Referendum 90 gives students access to comprehensive sex education. Young people in every community deserve medically accurate and inclusive information that helps them make good decisions about sex… Continue Reading R-90: Ballot Measure for Students Needs Your Support!

Racial equity

Here’s What You Can Do to Address Racial Equity

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

YOUR ACTIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE! As the Black Lives Matter movement to end systemic racism gains momentum nationwide, residents of Clark County have turned to local organizations, including NAACP, Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens Council 4701, Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program, and YWCA Clark County for guidance in dismantling systemic racism. YWCA… Continue Reading Here’s What You Can Do to Address Racial Equity

CASA volunteers like Jean needed who can reunite a family

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Help families by volunteering! How do you know if you’re the right fit for a tough assignment like being a CASA volunteer? One sure sign: You keep on doing it. That’s what happened with Jean Carr-Andrews. She has been standing up for children and families as a CASA volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates–CASA–for more… Continue Reading CASA volunteers like Jean needed who can reunite a family

YWCA Clark County Seeks Executive Director

YWCA Clark County Seeks Executive Director

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Opportunity To see a complete job description click here. YWCA Clark County, a multi-service nonprofit organization and social justice advocate, is seeking a strategic and collaborative Executive Director. Based in Vancouver, WA, and operating with an annual budget of approximately $4 million, we provide life-changing services to adults, children, and families. Our next Executive… Continue Reading YWCA Clark County Seeks Executive Director

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YWCA Among Partners Recognized for Free Latinx Legal Clinic

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Collaboration among nonprofits leads to innovation Our LatinX Legal Day program has received the 2020 APEX Legal Innovation Award! This program is a quarterly law clinic that creates a safe space specifically for the underserved latinx community in Clark County. Our partners in the clinic include Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program, SW WA LULAC, and… Continue Reading YWCA Among Partners Recognized for Free Latinx Legal Clinic