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Changing the world with love

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Love can change the world – and that includes loving ourselves. Which is why, as our community continued to move through the challenges of COVID-19 and YW’s frontline work became both more difficult and more in demand, the YWCA Dayton shelter services team paused for a 10-day self-love challenge. Created by Nzingha Dalila, director of… Continue Reading Changing the world with love

Food for the soul

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Our food operations team – which provides more than 16,000 fresh meals to our domestic violence shelter families every year – has long known the power of a good meal served with a side of kindness. Now, thanks to a new group of like-minded food service professionals, that care has increased exponentially. Formed at the… Continue Reading Food for the soul

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

Statement on violence at U.S. Capitol

Friday, January 8, 2021

The following statement is from our President and CEO, Shannon Isom, in response to the unprecedented attack on the United States Capitol that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021. At YWCA Dayton, we know that not all violence is physical, visible, acknowledged, or responded to equally. Make no mistake: this week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol… Continue Reading Statement on violence at U.S. Capitol

Movies with a mission

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Lights, camera – donation! Even during a global pandemic, the show must go on for organizations like YW that provide 24/7 shelter and support. Thanks to a shared vision and community connection, a portion of proceeds from a local film competition are ensuring YW programming remains strong. When organizers of the new Dayton Independent Film… Continue Reading Movies with a mission

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