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4/13/2023 YWCA of Greater Cleveland starts challenge to dismantle racism

4/12/2023 YWCA Cleveland presents its 5th Racial Justice Challenge to help build effective social justice habits

4/12/2023 How to Join the YWCA’s Racial Justice Challenge

4/11/2023 Taking Time for Introspection with Helen Forbes Fields

4/11/2023 Helen Forbes Fields on the YWCA Racial Justice Challenge

4/2/2023 Yes, Cleveland should ban flavored tobacco product sales. It’s a racial justice issue: Helen Forbes Fields

3/31/2023 Magnificent 8 Women Executives Share Philosophies and Strategies for Success

3/14/2023 Equal Pay Day brings attention to wage discrepancies in the workplace

1/23/2023 Proposed youth drop-in center in Ohio City generated heated debate


11/30/2022 The Changing Landscape of Reproductive Rights

11/15/2022 YWCA Greater Cleveland Announces the Women of Achievement 2023!

8/9/2022 Cleveland coalition tasked with addressing racism take first steps

7/20/2022 Meet the new president of YWCA Greater Cleveland

7/15/2022 A new survey asks where are the workers and what do they want?

6/2/2022 YWCA Greater Cleveland Names Helen Forbes Fields as President & CEO

6/2/2022 Helen Forbes Fields Named President and CEO of YWCA Greater Cleveland

5/26/2022 Watch again: YWCA of Greater Cleveland 46th Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony

3/4/2022 Paige Robar on the Stand Against Racism Challenge

1/7/2022 YWCA Working to Make Cleveland a Place Where Everyone Can Thrive


10/17/2021 YWCA Greater Cleveland Shines Light on Gender Violence in Week of Events

9/23/2021 (The Black Professional) 

6/29/2021 (WKYC) YWCA Greater Cleveland honored with YWCA USA’s Excellence Award for Racial Justice

6/16/2021 ( Celebrate Juneteenth with Cleveland Public Libraries, or at other events across Northeast Ohio

6/10/2021 (Freshwater Cleveland) Permanent housing development planned for young people transitioning from homelessness

6/8/2021 (WOIO) Cleveland Public Library celebrates Juneteenth with cultural programs, activities

6/8/2021 (Ohio News Time) Celebrate June 16th at the Cleveland Public Library or at another event in northeastern Ohio

5/24/2021 (WKYC) WATCH AGAIN | YWCA of Greater Cleveland 45th Women of Achievement Awards

5/7/2021 ( Community events and activities from NFL Draft will ‘leave a legacy’ in Cleveland for years to come

4/16/2021 (Cleveland Jewish News) Greater Cleveland Food Bank receives AJC Cleveland’s Isaiah Award

4/12/2021 ( How Girl Scouts of North East Ohio are fighting racism

4/1/2021 (WKYC) YWCA’s 21-Day Challenge reflects on reparations and more

3/29/2021 (The Morning Journal) From Construction Employers Association: In construction, gender becomes the diversity

3/26/2021 (News 5) Cleveland CEO wants to help women get into the workforce

3/19/2021 (WKYC) YWCA’s 21 Day Challenge leaves lasting impact on area leaders

3/15/2021 ( Community West Foundation doles out $783,000 in grants to non-profits

3/2/2021 (WKYC) 21-day challenge to improve racial equality

2/22/2021 (WKYC) YWCA launches 21-Day Challenge in Cleveland, to foster understanding of structural racism and how it affects daily life

1/22/2021 ( 2021 Mentoring Monday Summit to feature Browns owner Dee Haslam


12/8/2020 (Channel 5 ABC) Brother-sister duo work to help the homeless in Cleveland

11/19/2020 (Freshwater Cleveland) PRE4CLE is building back stronger for children, families, and the economy

11/17/2020 (WFMJ) YWCA Mahoning Valley sheds light on racism in America

11/13/2020 (Mahoning Matters) Margaret Mitchell to be featured in YWCA workshop on race

8/4/2020 (Freshwater Cleveland) Cleveland Indigenous Coalition’s demand for team name and mascot change gains momentum

6/29/2020 (Cleveland Magazine) What It Means: Racism Declared A Public Health Crisis

6/17/2020 ( YWCA Greater Cleveland encourages the silent ‘willing’ to experience 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge

6/11/2020 (Freshwater Cleveland) City of Cleveland takes heed, declares racism a public health crisis

6/16/2020 (Fox 8) City of Lakewood takes steps to examine racial inequities

6/3/2020 (WKYC) Cleveland City Council unanimously approves resolution declaring racism a public health crisis

6/1/2020 (Cleveland 19 News) Cleveland council committee approves resolution that would declare racism a public health crisis

6/1/2020 (WCPN Ideastream) George Floyd’s Death Puts Focus On Race, Police and Protest In Cleveland And Nation

5/29/2020 ( Cleveland private, public sectors come together to donate almost 100,000 masks

5/10/2020 ( Cleveland coronavirus fund awards $625,000 in third round of grants

5/9/2020 ( Cleveland YWCA offers homeless women support: Talk of the Towns

5/3/2020 (Channel 19) YWCA: ‘All for The Land’ donations needed, especially post-pandemic

3/2/2020 (Ideastream) Racial Equity Challenge; Trans Athlete Ban Bill; Startup Kid

1/12/2020 ( Cleveland Orchestra gets early start on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with moving Celebration Concert


11/27/2019 (Channel 19) Norma Herr Women’s Center reshaping futures for women in need

10/30/2019 (Freshwater Cleveland) Should Cleveland declare racism a public health crisis?

10/29/2019 (Cleveland Jewish News) National action summit headed to Cleveland

10/28/2019 ( Join Community of Hope, and help give every former foster kid a ‘family’ they can count on

10/20/2019 (Crain’s Cleveland) Facing up to an ongoing legacy

10/13/2019 ( Confronting the effects of racism and moving toward justice — Michael K. McIntyre

7/8/2019 (Crain’s Cleveland) Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $1.2 million in grants in first half of 2019

6/27/2019 (Crain’s Cleveland) Cogswell Hall, YWCA Greater Cleveland enter into management agreement

6/25/2019 ( Housing insecurity continues to plague Alondra Rivera

6/20/2019 ( Cuyahoga County shelter found homes for 300 women during first 12 months under YWCA management

6/1/2019 ( Attend Community of Hope’s information night and help break the cycle of poverty, one relationship at a time: A Greater Cleveland

5/15/2019 (Freshwater Cleveland) A place at the Table: How the Open Table Model is opening doors for CLE’s foster care youth

4/12/2019 (Cleveland Scene) Undesign the Redline’ Exhibit to Open in Three New Cleveland Locations

3/26/2019 (Ideastream) United Tonight Speaker Series

3/19/2019 (Cleveland’s Star 102) Join the 21 Day Challenge with the YWCA!

2/28/2019 ( Concert to celebrate Community of Hope’s first year and the many lives transformed by the power of relationship: A Greater Cleveland

2/18/2019 (Akron Beacon Journal) Zonta Club of Hudson celebrates great women: ‘And still we rise’

2/18/2019 ( Homeless advocates gather for vigil, call for an end to violence

2/18/2019 (FreshWater Cleveland) It’s Diversity + Inclusion Month at FreshWater! Find out what’s on our radar.

2/5/2019 (WKYC Channel 3) Heather Steranka-Petit & Karen Williams – 5th Annual “It’s Time To Talk” Event

1/16/2019 (FreshWater Cleveland) YWCA distributing free signs for the Women’s March


11/21/2018 (Ideastream) The YWCA of Greater Cleveland Has Been Empowering Women for 150 Years

11/9/2018 (Patch)  Women Honored By YWCA Greater Cleveland

11/8/2018 ( YWCA announces its 2019 Women of Achievement

11/5/2018 ( YWCA Greater Cleveland celebrates 150 years

10/16/2018 (Cleveland Scene) Baldwin Wallace Opera Presents Midwest Premiere of ‘Glory Denied’ and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

10/16/2018 ( Want to help young people break the cycle of poverty? Find out how at Community of Hope’s information night: A Greater Cleveland

10/10/2018 (FreshWater Cleveland) Today is World Homeless Day. How can you help? The YWCA Greater Cleveland has a few ideas.

10/10/2018 (Ideastream) World Homeless Day; Oscar Romero; Issue 1

9/11/2018 (Cleveland Scene) Burning River Baroque to Open Season With Benefit Concert for YWCA Greater Cleveland

7/24/2018 (Cleveland Smart Business) Issues evolve, but strong leadership remains critical to finding solutions

6/17/2018 ( For Cleveland’s future, to ‘choose extraordinary,’ we need to include everybody

6/13/2018 (Cleveland Scene) LGBTQ Youth are at Increased Risk of Negative Outcomes in the Foster Care System


4/16/2018 ( If you don’t have the time to volunteer for Open Table, your cash is needed, too: A Greater Cleveland

4/2/2018 ( Volunteers flood Cleveland’s Open Table initiative, but there’s room at the table for you: A Greater Cleveland

3/9/2018 ( Cuyahoga County strikes a deal with YWCA to manage homeless women’s shelter

3/1/2018 (Freshwater Cleveland) Race in Cleveland: Recapping the YWCA’s powerful “It’s Time to Talk” forum


12/14/2017 (News 5 Cleveland) Ohio Democratic representative says staffers’ clothing is ‘invitation’ for sexual harassment

11/29/2017 (wkyc) Women gather to discuss positive changes that can be made regarding sexual harassment, assault

10/19/2017 ( Uplifting leaders (who happen to be women) are coming to Cuyahoga County Public Library

10/11/2017 (Cleveland Jewish News) YWCA Greater Cleveland Circle Event

10/3/2017 (WKYC) YWCA Circle 2017 fights homelessness

10/3/2017 (YWeAct) The Mass Shooting in Las Vegas is Not Normal: Margaret Mitchell

9/24/2017 ( Our fight against racism, homelessness starts early

9/20/2017 (YWeAct) Congratulations 2017 Women’s Leadership Institute Graduates!

8/23/2017 (YWeAct) Savannah James and Leigh Anne Tuohy Join 2017 YWCA Circle Event

8/14/2017 (YWeAct) Greater Cleveland YWCA Remembers the Life & Legacy of Dolores “Dolly” Minter

7/31/2017 (YWeAct) Inside The Office with Margaret A. Mitchell: Leading & Leaving with Grace

7/19/2017 (Huffington Post) Inside The Office with Margaret A. Mitchell: Leading & Leaving with Grace

7/15/2017 ( Uplifting Leaders means looking beyond gender in the workplace: City Club panelists say

6/21/2017 (yweact) Attention Northeast Ohio: It’s Time to Talk 2017

4/2/2017 (wkyc) Square Talk | Margaret Mitchell

1/6/2017 (  Cleveland Exceeds Goal to House 100 Homeless Youths in 100 Days


12/14/2016 ( ADL’s Gray to receive YWCA Women of Achievement Award

11/23/2016 ( The Sound of Ideas: College Hunger, Homelessness & Preparing Hot Meals for Those in Need

11/20/2016 ( Nov. 20 Wavelengths, Community Affairs

11/17/2016 ( Cleveland agencies ramping up efforts to end youth homelessness

10/28/2016 ( ‘Rising’ episode inspires volunteers to create mural for YWCA

10/22/2016 ( PHOTOS: Volunteers craft mural thanks to WKYC’s ‘Rising’

10/18/2016 ( Rising: Former foster child’s reflection on “twisted” past leads to healing (filmed at YWCA)

10/04/2016 ( DCFS Formally Presents Proceeds from the First Annual Race for Home

10/02/2016 ( Racial profiling ‘destroys American values of fairness, justice’: Margaret Mitchell, YWCA of Greater Cleveland

09/30/2016 ( Youth Goals: House 100 Homeless Kids in 100 Days

09/28/2016 ( 100 Day Challenge Furthers Our Understanding of How to End Youth Homelessness

09/13/2016 ( Cleveland/Cuyahoga Co. Participating in 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

09/07/2016 ( Advocates to participate in challenge to end youth homelessness

08/11/2016 ( Here’s How Three Cities Aim to Beat Youth Homelessness This Year

08/01/2016 (  YWCA Greater Cleveland seeks nominees for 2017 Women of Achievement

07/28/2016 ( 100 Day Challenge

07/25/2016 ( Three Communities Launch 100-Day Challenges to End Youth Homelessness

07/19/2016 ( America’s Civic Square recap: What Women Want in Candidates

07/19/2016 ( CPL hosts national series ‘America’s Civic Square’

07/14/2016 ( YWCA Greater Cleveland receives $10,000 grant from Callahan Foundation

06/22/2016 ( YWCA Greater Cleveland feature

06/21/2016 ( Race for Home 5K and 1 Mile Walk

06/07/2016 ( Parade the Circle workshop needs helping hands (slide 6)

06/02/2016 (ideastream) The Sound of Ideas: Foster Care Age Extension

05/02/2016 (WKYC) WKYC President Micki Byrnes receives YWCA Women of Achievement Award

05/02/2016 (WKYC) WKYC Gen. Manager Micki Brynes honored by YWCA

04/06/2016 (Fresh Water Cleveland) YWCA Greater Cleveland announces 2016 Women of Achievement awards

04/04/2016 (WCPN ideastream) First 2000 Days: What is Quality?

04/01/2016 (cleveland magazine) The Lost Ones

03/07/2016 ( YWCA Cleveland Presents It’s Time To Talk: Forums on Race 2016

03/02/2016 ( AJC Cleveland to present awards March 30

02/26/2016 (medinagazette) ‘Words hurt. Words matter’: Cleveland YWCA leaders speaks on diversity, racism

02/23/2016 ( YWCA hosts roundtable talks about race

02/16/2016 ( It’s Time to Talk Essay on Race: Adaora Nzelibe Schmiedl

02/16/2016 ( It’s Time to Talk Essay on Race: Tim Zaun

02/12/2016 ( Sara’s Circle: Empowering Women with Margaret Mitchell

02/11/2016 (  Medina Diversity Project steps up efforts to increase awareness of racial issues

02/09/2016 ( YWCA tackles racism with It’s Time to Talk forum

02/05/2016 (medinagazette) Cleveland YWCA leader to speak at forum

02/04/2016 ( Greater Cleveland YWCA president to lead forum on race at Medina Black History Month program

01/28/2016 ( Enter YWCA’s It’s Time to Talk Forum on Race essay contest