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Hope in the Midst of a Crisis

Monday, April 27, 2020

YWCA’s work does not stop just because the whole world has as a result of COVID-19. Today, we’re celebrating one of our very own Independence Place residents! A 24-year-old woman (we are going to call her Karla) has reached several milestones, all in the midst of a pandemic. Karla was experiencing homelessness before she moved… Continue Reading Hope in the Midst of a Crisis

COVID-19 is no equalizer; racism is a public health crisis

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

by Margaret Mitchell, YWCA Greater Cleveland, President & CEO Cleveland – April 21, 2020 – I’m not crying wolf, but simply telling the untarnished truth. The intended consequences of our history have brought us here. The Black community has endured endless campaigns of slavery, exploitation, violence, mass incarceration, housing discrimination, and economic disinvestment. Recent reports… Continue Reading COVID-19 is no equalizer; racism is a public health crisis

YWCA President & CEO Congratulates 21 Day Challenge Participants

Monday, March 30, 2020

Well done, you’ve reached the end of the 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge 2020! Myself, along with the dedicated staff of the YWCA Greater Cleveland, our affiliates across the state and our organizational partners thank you for your commitment and participation. When we started this challenge, no one could have imagined that… Continue Reading YWCA President & CEO Congratulates 21 Day Challenge Participants

COVID-19 Important Programing Updates

Thursday, March 19, 2020

After careful consideration, we have made a number of difficult decisions to protect our program participants and staff. Effective 3/17, YWCA Greater Cleveland’s administrative offices are closed for all non-essential staff. The Early Learning Center is closed until further notice, effective 3/17 All sites (YWCA’s administrative building, Norma Herr Women’s Center, and Cogswell Hall) will… Continue Reading COVID-19 Important Programing Updates

We Are Stronger Together

Thursday, March 19, 2020

We are stronger together As supporter of YWCA Greater Cleveland, you know the powerful impact that YWCA makes on people’s lives. We need your help to ensure that every one of our program participants has the resources they need during this extraordinary moment. Please consider making a donation to one of the following programs. Click… Continue Reading We Are Stronger Together

Cogswell Hall and YWCA Greater Cleveland Finalize Merger Agreement

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cleveland – March 1, 2020 – YWCA Greater Cleveland and Cogswell Hall have completed a strategic merger effective March 1, forming a single organization that leverages the expertise of both toward helping to solve homelessness in Cleveland.  The two organizations entered talks in June of 2019, upon the retirement of Cogswell Hall Executive Director, Diana… Continue Reading Cogswell Hall and YWCA Greater Cleveland Finalize Merger Agreement

Crystal Knapik: Woman of Professional Excellence

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Crystal Knapik Project Designer Vocon Crystal is a licensed Architect and Project Designer at Vocon, where she lends her combined passion for sustainability and technology to many of the firm’s transformational projects, including corporate, residential, educational, commercial, civic and hospitality building and renovation projects. “I feel most fulfilled when I have the opportunity to work… Continue Reading Crystal Knapik: Woman of Professional Excellence