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Monday, October 22, 2018

When K sits down at a sewing machine at the Dayton Sewing Collaborative, she’s not just creating art, or stitching a useful blanket, or putting leftover fabric to practical use. She’s learning to heal. K grew up in Algeria in a strict Muslim community, but with an encouraging family who raised her to value her… Continue Reading Community threads

School doesn’t stop for shelter

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Leaving an abusive relationship and navigating emergency shelter can be chaotic – and the back-to-school season shouldn’t add another layer of confusion. According to the National Center for Homeless Education, children and youth who flee violent homes with a parent survivor and who become homeless as a result face many barriers, and these effects can… Continue Reading School doesn’t stop for shelter

Viewfinder

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Wind couldn’t keep Daytonians away from visiting Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Art in the City community event Aug. 4 – and zero prior modeling experience didn’t stop YWCA Dayton’s Girls Inc. summer campers from shying away from the camera. For the inaugural Art in the City, YW partnered with local photographer Whitney Saleski on a street… Continue Reading Viewfinder

Comfort food

Saturday, July 15, 2017

As the adage goes, if you want something done, do it yourself – or, let a YWCA Dayton Women of Influence Honoree spearhead it. Clarece Darden Richardson, a 2013 Women of Influence Rising Star Honoree, gets credit for giving her husband, Gerald Richardson, the final nudge he needed to open a catering business. Today, the pair… Continue Reading Comfort food

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