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Winter 2018 Newsletter


2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 7 Biennial Report


Dorothy Height was an active civil rights leader but did not speak at the March on Washington.  

YWCA and the March on Washington: a Call for Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women
By Dr. Danielle Moss Lee
CEO of the YWCA of the City of New York
As a kid growing up in New York City, I had the privilege of having the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker as my Senior Pastor at Canaan Baptist Church. Dr. Walker had previously served as Chief of Staff to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and as such, our congregation and worship traditions were deeply shaped around the traditions begun and sacrifices made during the Civil Rights Movement. Read More



200 Organizations Take a Stand Against Racism in 2013!
Thank you to everyone in Rochester who took a Stand Against Racism on April 26, 2013! Exactly 200 organizations teamed up with the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County to spearhead this national event. View article
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Speakers from a broad spectrum of organizations—representing some 50 regional groups and businesses and 650 statewide discuss the imperativeness of making Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda a reality this legislative session.
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Over 160 Local Organizations Take A Stand Against Racism
On April 27th and into the weekend, local organizations across the region will take part in the YWCA's  2012 Stand Against Racism, making the Rochester area the largest Stand in the nation.
View Democrat and Chronicle article  /  View Guest Editorial
View YNN story

  YWCA and MVP Health Care Engage Community Leaders in Dialogue
The YWCA and MVP Health Care hosted a roundtable discussion on racism as a prelude to the agency’s annual one-day event, the Stand Against Racism, held this year on April 27th.  
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  YWCA Receives $1.3 Million Grant for Upgrades
The $1.3 million grant from M&T Bank will be used for renovations for the North Clinton location, benefiting the more than 1,000 low-income women and children who use the facilities each year.  
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  Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Moonlight Creamery
Join us at Moonlight Creamery in Fairport on Saturday Feb. 4th for Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.  A portion of all proceeds will benefit the YWCA's housing and teen programs.  
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  YWCA Invites You to Take A Stand Against Racism in 2012
More than 100 local organizations took part in the 2011 Stand Against Racism - the second-highest number of participating sites in the U.S.  Continuing the dialogue, this year’s Stand will be held April 27th.  A news conference officially launching the 2012 event was held January 26th. 
View D&C article View YNN story  / Listen to WXXI interview 
  Homelessness Grows in Monroe County
Democrat and Chronicle - 12/28/11
YWCA Housing Director Carrie Michel-Wynne speaks about the increased need for emergency and transitional housing for women and children and how the YWCA is working to reduce childhood homelessness.  
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