LaShawn Reed-Kendricks: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Today, Distinguished Young Woman LaShawn Reed-Kendricks runs her own business, Essentials 4 Success, which helps women turn their hobbies into sustainable businesses. She also founded its nonprofit arm, Success Her Way, in addition to serving as a leader of two local non-profits. However, her path to success was not a straight line. LaShawn went from… Continue Reading LaShawn Reed-Kendricks: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree
Advocacy Day 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Yesterday, Wednesday August 8th, our President & CEO Margaret Mitchell and YWCA staff met with staff from Representative Marcia Fudge, Senator Sherrod Brown, and Senator Rob Portman’s offices as part of In-District Advocacy Day. YWCA’s across the country met with their elected leaders and staff to advocate for change and share our mission of eliminating… Continue Reading Advocacy Day 2018
Thank You Hyland!
Friday, August 3, 2018
On Friday August 3rd, a volunteer team from Hyland Software visited our offices on Prospect to help with landscaping needs. After giving our flower beds some TLC, they visited Independence Place, the permanent supportive housing units for youth aging out of foster care located on the second floor of our building. Volunteers cleaned up the common space… Continue Reading Thank You Hyland!
Katelyn Bowden: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The machine of patriarchy has many parts and YWCA’s Distinguished Young Woman Katelyn Bowden has her sights on dismantling the impunity of those who post explicit images of people without their consent. These crimes affect not just personal lives of the victims who currently do not have a particular state law in their defense, but… Continue Reading Katelyn Bowden: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree
Rachel Ciomcia: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Rachel is grateful for the opportunity to empower other women in her role at the Cleveland Leadership Center where she is the Vice President of Strategic Engagement and Director of Cleveland Bridge Builders. “I wake up every day and love what I do. I have found a role that is fulfilling and helps me… Continue Reading Rachel Ciomcia: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree
During this Year’s Circle the Cities with Love, Remember Victims of Gun Violence
Monday, July 9, 2018
The Major Cities Chiefs Association listed Cleveland as having the fifth highest murder rate per capita in 2017, with four out of every five homicides related to gun violence. According to Cleveland Scene, there were seven confirmed shootings in Cleveland between the evening of Saturday June 16th and early Sunday June 17th alone. To encourage… Continue Reading During this Year’s Circle the Cities with Love, Remember Victims of Gun Violence
Creating Opportunity for Women in Sports
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
If you visit YWCA Greater Cleveland today, you won’t find a gym or swimming pool. However, providing women access to sports and physical fitness programming was a focus of YWCA for decades and remains dear to our hearts. Although there are many more opportunities for women in sports and fitness today, partially due to the… Continue Reading Creating Opportunity for Women in Sports
Congratulations to Our Early Learning Center Graduates!
Friday, June 29, 2018
We are so proud of the our Early Learning Center Graduates! These bright, capable kids are SO ready to take on Kindergarten! We celebrated with a graduation ceremony last week that featured songs, poems, and readings from our graduates. Thank you to all of the teachers and staff who made this special day such a… Continue Reading Congratulations to Our Early Learning Center Graduates!
Attorney General Mike DeWine Visits YWCA CLE to Talk Early Childhood Education
Thursday, June 28, 2018
YWCA was happy to host Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today, who are recognizing the importance of helping Ohio’s most vulnerable children with reliable services. DeWine stressed the importance of trauma informed care, like the kind provided at YWCA Greater Cleveland’s Early Learning Center saying, “Kids have one… Continue Reading Attorney General Mike DeWine Visits YWCA CLE to Talk Early Childhood Education