21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

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KeyBank donation supports YW’s social justice work

Friday, October 2, 2020

YWCA Dayton is one of several area nonprofits across central and southwestern Ohio to receive a total of $300,000 in KeyBank Foundation third-quarter grants for COVID-19 relief and social justice efforts. The funding provides $240,000 in grants for COVID-related support to local organizations serving our community’s most vulnerable populations across Key’s markets in greater Columbus,… Continue Reading KeyBank donation supports YW’s social justice work

21-Day Challenge breaks records

Friday, July 10, 2020

More than 6,000 people participated in YWCA Dayton’s third signature 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge – a group more than five times greater than the last Challenge cohort in spring 2020. “The response was incredible,” said Advocacy Manager Sarah Wolf-Knight. “It was clear from the minute we announced this special edition of the… Continue Reading 21-Day Challenge breaks records

Juneteenth becomes formal YW holiday

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Friday, June 19, marks a significant day in history: Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is used as the marker because slaves, depending on where you lived and how you were treated, were informed throughout many days thereafter; so, for some the day of freedom… Continue Reading Juneteenth becomes formal YW holiday

The pain is harder to clean

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Shannon Isom is president and CEO of YWCA Dayton, the oldest social service organization for women in Montgomery and Preble counties. Since 1870 it has been on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The spray paint came off easily. During weekend protests across downtown Dayton,… Continue Reading The pain is harder to clean

The wholeness of us

Friday, May 24, 2019

This essay is part of our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge during Week 4: Community Impact – Hate, Discrimination, and Healing. It is written by YWCA Dayton’s President and CEO, Shannon Isom, and is part of the Dayton United Against Hate response to a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated rally scheduled for May 25 in… Continue Reading The wholeness of us