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6 Local Black-Owned Businesses to Support

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Allyship and activism looks different for everyone. Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, it may be difficult for some of us to protest in-person if we or a loved one is immunocompromised. Similarly, while making financial donations is another way to support racial justice organizations, it isn’t a financially viable option for everyone. However, for those of … Read More

YWCA Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

Monday, June 1, 2020

The following statement was posted on the YWCA USA website. We stand against racism this day and every day, and in solidarity with YWCA USA, YWCA St. Paul, YWCA Minneapolis, and over 200 YWCAs across the country. YWCA Statement on the Murder of George Floyd May 29, 2020   We extend our deepest condolences to … Read More

The Senate’s $50 Billion Childcare Bailout Plan and What You Can Do to Help

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

“Here’s the stark truth: when the time comes, we will not be able to rebuild our economy if this country’s child care system has collapsed beneath the economic burden of this pandemic.” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) As the coronavirus pandemic continues, childcare providers are increasingly impacted. While lawmakers craft … Read More

Stand Against Racism

One of the Most Dangerous Pre-existing Conditions of COVID-19 is Racism.

Monday, April 27, 2020

How and Why Communities of Color are Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19 In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it is essential for communities to practice cooperation and solidarity. This means helping to flatten the curve by practicing social distancing, supporting local businesses and nonprofits, and looking out for our neighbors. Despite being physically apart, many … Read More

Our Programs Have Gone Virtual!

Monday, April 6, 2020

While our doors remain closed, we’re still #OnAMission and are staying engaged with our program participants and doing our best to provide virtual resources and support to the community. Here’s how: ESL Provides Online Courses Beginning on March 30th, our ESL program transitioned all ESL Consortium courses to a virtual format. This includes several courses ranging … Read More

Taking Care of Yourself and the Community Amidst COVID-19

Monday, March 23, 2020

We’re all doing our best to navigate these uncertain times. Many of us have varied and valid concerns ranging from physical and mental health, to financial security and access to essential resources. As we adjust to our temporary routines of working from home while caring for loved ones while maintaining a safe social distance from … Read More