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YWCA Greater Lafayette is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Indiana, and our supporters play a vital role in that work. There is always something happening, or something to get involved in at YWCA Greater Lafayette. Staying up to date on events, news and program developments is one of the best ways you can help the organization. Stay informed. Get involved. Support our mission. Spread the word.

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DENIM DAY-APRIL 27, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

By Carol Smith – Outreach Coordinator DVIPP WEAR DENIM APRIL 27, 2022 When you wear denim on April 27, you make a fashion statement and a visual statement that you support survivors of sexual assault. Denim Day was established in 1999 by Peace Over Violence after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court overturned a… Continue Reading DENIM DAY-APRIL 27, 2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH  BY: CAROL SMITH,  Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program Outreach Coordinator  Every 68 seconds a sexual assault occurs in America.1   On the first day of April approximately 1,271 sexual assaults will have occurred.  The first week of April, 8,894 sexual assaults will have occurred.  For the month of April, 38,118 sexual assaults will… Continue Reading April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Week Without Violence

Monday, October 18, 2021

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. For more than 20 years, we have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence – a week to raise awareness and engage action to end the broad spectrum of violence –… Continue Reading Week Without Violence

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August: National Black Business Month

Thursday, August 26, 2021

August is Black Business Month, and though it is a national observance it is not always locally recognized throughout the nation. According to a Blackdemographics.com report, Black owned employer businesses in the United States increased 13.6% between 2012 and 2017 totaling 124,000 Black firms. These businesses employed 1,208,270  people, an increase of 23.9 percent from 2012; their payrolls totaled $26.1 billion,… Continue Reading August: National Black Business Month

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YWCA Greater Lafayette Appoints Floyd Keith as Senior Director of Racial & Social Justice

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

YWCA Greater Lafayette has appointed Floyd Keith as the new Senior Director of Racial and Social Justice. This newly created position is made possible through a partnership with the City of Lafayette. The focus of this initiative is to establish, support, lead and manage efforts to identify and eliminate structural and systemic racism, and develop… Continue Reading YWCA Greater Lafayette Appoints Floyd Keith as Senior Director of Racial & Social Justice

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Saturday, June 19, 2021

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and told enslaved African-Americans they were free. The announcement came two months after the Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two and a half years… Continue Reading Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

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YWCA Greater Lafayette Board of Directors Appoints Lindsey Mickler as President & CEO

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

YWCA Greater Lafayette Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindsey Mickler as their new President & CEO. Beth Bangs, YWCA Board Chair said Mickler is a versatile, highly adaptable, results-oriented professional with proven nonprofit leadership and management skills. “Mickler brings to YWCA extensive experience in the prevention and elimination of domestic… Continue Reading YWCA Greater Lafayette Board of Directors Appoints Lindsey Mickler as President & CEO

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STRIVE Virtual Information Session, May 3, 1PM – 2PM

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Join YWCA Greater Lafayette for “What is STRIVE? Virtual Information Session” on May 3 from 1PM – 2PM. Learn about the mission of YWCA Greater Lafayette and how we are empowering women, underserved populations and everyone of any employment status through our Empowerment Services workforce development program, STRIVE. JOIN WITH ZOOM Meeting ID: 831 6315… Continue Reading STRIVE Virtual Information Session, May 3, 1PM – 2PM

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SAR21: Statement from Renee Thomas, Black Cultural Center of Purdue University

Thursday, April 22, 2021

I relocated to the Greater Lafayette community over 30 years ago to work for the Purdue University Black Cultural Center. When I first moved to this beautiful community, it immediately became apparent there is something special about being a Boilermaker and member of the Greater Lafayette community. Our community is full of energy and excitement.… Continue Reading SAR21: Statement from Renee Thomas, Black Cultural Center of Purdue University

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SAR21: Journey Toward Inclusion

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

On April 10, 2021, over 150 people gathered outside West Lafayette City Hall for a Stop Asian Hate rally and march. This is the first time in the Greater Lafayette area that Asian Americans stood together and voiced our collective fear and anger. Looking at the signs and hearing the crowd chanting, I couldn’t help… Continue Reading SAR21: Journey Toward Inclusion

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SAR21: YWCA Greater Lafayette Letter to Our Community

Monday, April 19, 2021

Dear YWCA Greater Lafayette Family, In the 92-year history of YWCA Greater Lafayette, the need to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women has never been greater. People of color across our country and right here in Greater Lafayette, have been barraged with messages of hate, inequity, lack of opportunity, disparities in healthcare… Continue Reading SAR21: YWCA Greater Lafayette Letter to Our Community

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YWCA Greater Lafayette Chief Executive Officer Opportunity

Thursday, April 1, 2021

On March 26, YWCA Greater Lafayette Board of Directors announced the retirement of President & Chief Executive Officer Allison Beggs. To prepare for the retirement of a highly successful, strategy-minded leader, YWCA Greater Lafayette is announcing the search for a new President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who can guide the organization into the next phase of… Continue Reading YWCA Greater Lafayette Chief Executive Officer Opportunity

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Letter from YWCA Greater Lafayette Board Chair Beth Bangs

Friday, March 26, 2021

Dear YWCA Greater Lafayette Family, On behalf of the Board of Directors of YWCA Greater Lafayette, with sadness, I announce the upcoming retirement of our President and Chief Executive Officer, Allison Beggs, effective August 1, 2021. She and her husband, Brad, a consummate YWCA volunteer, will be relocating to Allison’s hometown in Corinth, Mississippi later… Continue Reading Letter from YWCA Greater Lafayette Board Chair Beth Bangs

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Black History Month 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Do you know who Bayard Rustin was? Have you ever heard the name Rose Marie McCoy? Do you know who to thank for transporting refrigerated goods? YWCA Greater Lafayette celebrates Black History Month 2021 by recognizing often over-looked men and women and their contributions and accomplishments throughout America’s history. In a time when racial injustices… Continue Reading Black History Month 2021

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YWCA Greater Lafayette Opens New Dress for Success Affiliate

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

  LAFAYETTE, IN: YWCA Greater Lafayette is pleased to announce the opening of Dress for Success Greater Lafayette at its 605 N. 6th Street campus in Lafayette on March 8, International Women’s Day. “For more than 91 years, YWCA Greater Lafayette has been on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women through our many programs… Continue Reading YWCA Greater Lafayette Opens New Dress for Success Affiliate

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YWCA Receives Healing Art Grant From Indiana Arts Commission

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

For Immediate Release Contact Tracy Hurd 765-427-4119 YWCA Greater Lafayette is among the recipients of $2.8 million in grants approved by the Indiana Arts Commission and announced Monday morning. for community-based arts projects. The grants allocate state and federal funds to support organizations and projects in 2021. The award of $2,910 to YWCA Greater Lafayette… Continue Reading YWCA Receives Healing Art Grant From Indiana Arts Commission

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YWCA Greater Lafayette Receives Grant from Google.org to Empower Women and Underserved Americans

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

For Immediate Release Contact Tracy Hurd 765-427-4119 YWCA Greater Lafayette has received a grant to implement its Empowerment Suits You program for the local community as part of Google.org’s $5 million-dollar commitment to YWCA USA.  YWCA Greater Lafayette is proud to be a member of the inaugural cohort of grantees at 12 local associations in… Continue Reading YWCA Greater Lafayette Receives Grant from Google.org to Empower Women and Underserved Americans

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Healing Art At Home

Monday, June 29, 2020

YWCA Greater Lafayette’s Outreach Coordinator and Violence Prevention Educator, Kelly Hampton, is back with a post about how art and creative expression are a healing force for survivors of domestic violence and trauma. Healing Art & Domestic Violence Domestic violence, by nature, is a destructive force and one that rips power and control away from… Continue Reading Healing Art At Home

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YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. We’ve been at the forefront of the biggest issues of the day for 160 years: from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity and from violence prevention to health care reform. We carry on this long tradition of social action and advocacy to advance our mission — and you are a crucial part of this work. Your voice is critical as we advocate for policies that bring us closer to eliminating racism, empowering women, and ensuring peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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