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STRIVE Virtual Information Session, May 17, 1PM – 2PM

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Join YWCA Greater Lafayette for “What is STRIVE? Virtual Information Session” on May 17 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 17, 1PM – 2PM

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Denim Day 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Denim Day takes place on the last Wednesday of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This day of action and awareness is an event in which people are encouraged to wear denim to combat victim blaming and educate others about sexual violence. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape… Continue Reading Denim Day 2021

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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: The Model Minority Myth

Friday, April 23, 2021

I am a mixed-race woman. A British-Indonesian. I am a first-generation immigrant, born of a first-generation immigrant, and racism has been a persistent presence in my life. Some instances have been very explicit, such as through shouted racial slurs, being told to “go home,” and assumptions that my mother must be a mail-order bride. However,… Continue Reading SAR21: The Model Minority Myth

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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 Accepting Artist Submissions for May Exhibit

Sunday, February 28, 2021

YWCA Greater Lafayette is now accepting artist submissions for “New Beginnings: From Victim to Survivor,” in exhibition at Tippecanoe Arts Federation May 7-28. “New Beginnings” tells stories of surviving violence and trauma through art – for hope, healing and awareness. In 2020, YWCA was awarded a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission to support YWCA healing… Continue Reading YWCA Accepting Artist Submissions for May Exhibit

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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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Tippecanoe Arts Federation Exhibit Opening May 7 Featuring YWCA Greater Lafayette

Monday, May 3, 2021

This Friday, YWCA Greater Lafayette, along with Purdue Women’s Club Quilting Connection and Jefferson High School Artists, will be featured in exhibition at Tippecanoe Arts Federation. We are so excited to share the creativity for hope, healing and awareness in YWCA Greater Lafayette’s “New Beginnings: From Victim to Survivor” open to the public in the… Continue Reading Tippecanoe Arts Federation Exhibit Opening May 7 Featuring YWCA Greater Lafayette