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Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival selects YW as charity partner

Monday, April 5, 2021

For an event that has grown from hosting hundreds to serving thousands, it is fitting that YWCA Dayton – an organization that first served hundreds and has now sheltered thousands – was chosen as a partner. “Since its inception in 2011, the Jewish Cultural Festival at Temple Israel creates opportunities for all who wish to… Continue Reading Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival selects YW as charity partner

Room shifters: The legacy of the women of the Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, January 16, 2021

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our advocacy director shares thoughts on one of the most powerful, but often overlooked, forces in the Civil Rights movement – women. When I think of the Civil Rights Movement – the journey, the impromptu opportunities and the planned sit-ins, walks, and protests – I cannot help… Continue Reading Room shifters: The legacy of the women of the Civil Rights Movement

Rising up

Monday, November 2, 2020

When seven women, gathered in a small church basement in Dayton, Ohio, in 1870, asked each other how to “elevate women in our midst,” they likely didn’t think their efforts would still be helping women rise 150 years later. This modest group began YWCA Dayton, a local stalwart that is now part of the world’s… Continue Reading Rising up

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