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Hannah Chong

Interview with Former “Young Women of Achievement” Scholarship Recipient

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Since 1985 YWCA Clark County has been proud to recognize young women for their volunteerism, commitment to community, and leadership with our Young Women of Achievement Awards. Each recipient inspired us by their commitment to better the world around them, and we relish any opportunity we get to spotlight their good works. This is why we… Continue Reading Interview with Former “Young Women of Achievement” Scholarship Recipient

YWCA Clark County Announces Young Women of Achievement Scholarship Recipients

Monday, June 25, 2018

Two high school seniors have been selected to each receive a $1,500 scholarship from YWCA Clark County in support of their future educational endeavors. Malia Meyer and Brianna Knode consistently demonstrated strong leadership qualities in alignment with YWCA Clark County values throughout their high school careers. Each student has contributed extensive volunteer hours to their… Continue Reading YWCA Clark County Announces Young Women of Achievement Scholarship Recipients

William Clark, youth and Cindi Fisher, adult

YWCA Clark County to Honor Val Joshua Award Recipients at Juneteenth Celebration

Monday, June 18, 2018

Each year, YWCA Clark County recognizes those in our community who are working to end racism and oppression with the Val Joshua Racial Justice Award and the Youth Social Justice Youth Award. This year, we will celebrate Cindi Fisher and William Clark for their leadership in working toward the elimination of racism and promotion of… Continue Reading YWCA Clark County to Honor Val Joshua Award Recipients at Juneteenth Celebration

Heather Redman

Congratulations Heather Redman!

Friday, June 8, 2018

by Sharon Svec In 2015, the World YWCA Council adopted a Young Women’s Leadership Policy, which confirmed the World YWCA’s commitment to the implementation of a human rights based approach to young women’s leadership, and established the Envisioning 2035 goal. The goal is, “By 2035, 100 million young women and girls will transform power structures… Continue Reading Congratulations Heather Redman!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018

Creating A Culture of Consent

Monday, April 23, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we’ve been holding a series of community events in our ongoing commitment to support survivors and help prevent sexual assault. One such event was a community discussion entitled “Conversation Hour on Consent Culture” co-facilitated by Austin Lea from Planned Parenthood, and Jessie Spinney, Sexual Assault Prevention Specialist for YWCA… Continue Reading Creating A Culture of Consent

YWCA staff advocating in Olympia.

Public Policy Progress in 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Washington State Legislature wrapped up their first session of 2018 earlier this month. At YWCA Clark County we are immensely pleased with several pieces of legislation that passed that improve access to reproductive rights, support affordable housing, and strengthen and expand voting and immigrant rights. Additionally, we are proud of our Public Policy Committee’s tireless… Continue Reading Public Policy Progress in 2018