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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

LatinX legal clinic volunteers

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

Listenting Sessions

YWCA among groups addressing systemic racism at County listening sessions

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Following is a press release issued by the Clark County Council describing a series of listening sessions on systemic racism. Two representatives from YWCA Clark County are scheduled to be among those addressing the council Friday, July 31. The Clark County Council and partner agencies YWCA Clark County, NAACP Vancouver, SW WA LULAC, and Clark… Continue Reading YWCA among groups addressing systemic racism at County listening sessions

Sherri Falkner: Outgoing board president loves telling YWCA story!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

In her final months as president, YWCA’s board of directors faced major challenges Sherri Falkner, YWCA Clark County’s outgoing board president, is a survivor of domestic violence and an outspoken advocate for vulnerable women and children. She joined the board in 2014, becoming president in 2018. A client services officer for Heritage Bank, she brings… Continue Reading Sherri Falkner: Outgoing board president loves telling YWCA story!