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George Floyd’s Legacy: Unity!

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Dear friends and neighbors, On April 21, we sighed in relief. George Floyd’s murderer was convicted! We felt relief that there was justice for George Floyd, relief that our united call for justice over the last year was worth it, and relief that what we hoped for came to fruition. George Floyd’s family is encouraging… Continue Reading George Floyd’s Legacy: Unity!

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COVID gifts delivered for preschool families during the pandemic

Monday, March 8, 2021

Thanks to the support of generous donors and community partnerships YWCA Clark County has been offering high-quality preschool to the community for years. Because of this, families looked to our Y’s Care Preschool Program for leadership during a difficult 2020. Y’s Care did not disappoint. Y’s Care represents a true alternative to other early childhood… Continue Reading COVID gifts delivered for preschool families during the pandemic

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Online predators use ‘wokefishing’ to target teens

Friday, February 5, 2021

February is Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). YWCA Clark County, through its Domestic Violence Program, offers many resources for teens and their families that help young people understand the signs, causes, and outcomes of dating violence toward teenagers. With the spread of ‘Wokefishing,’ violence against teens can start with an innocent internet search. Let’s… Continue Reading Online predators use ‘wokefishing’ to target teens

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Women leaders still invited to sit in the back, says new executive director

Thursday, January 14, 2021

In January, we welcomed Dunetchka Otero-Serrano as our new Executive Director. A native of Puerto Rico, Dunetchka relocated to Portland, OR to pursue a career in nonprofit service and management. She brings a strong portfolio to YWCA Clark County and a desire to advocate for social justice in her new role.  We recently spoke with… Continue Reading Women leaders still invited to sit in the back, says new executive director

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YWCA donors unite to provide holiday cheer in pandemic year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The generosity of our community supporters continued right through the holidays this year. Support has never been stronger for our signature Holiday Shop, which distributes holiday gifts to families in need every December. As Holiday Shop approached, YWCA staff had to be very flexible in organizing the annual event. Holiday Shop is a major undertaking… Continue Reading YWCA donors unite to provide holiday cheer in pandemic year!

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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

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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

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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