While in reality YWCAs were contested and dynamic sites of power, class, and ethnic relations, they symbolized the increasingly diverse roles that women played in the urban landscape as workers, policy developers, and educators in the public sphere.
They founded a chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), organized several sports teams, and successfully fought for access to the gymnasium.
The American YWCA, inaugurated in 1858, began with a commitment to personal piety and social service and grew to incorporate educational methods and leadership training, traditions that were also part of the English and Continental YWCAs.
This article examines three such organizational streams--missionary study in clubs and curricula in institutions of higher education for women, formation of the YWCA, and numerous philanthropic and service organizations founded, led, and staffed by women.
She served as regional chair of the YWCAs of New England Council and is a member of the National Association of YWCA Executives.
Cavaioli of Worcester, executive director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, will receive WCCA-TV 13's annual Father Michael Bafaro Humanitarian Award Oct.
Cavaioli, executive director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, will receive WCCA-TV 13's annual Father Michael Bafaro Humanitarian Award on Oct.
Cavaioli has served as executive director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts since 1992.
The YWCA USA will usher in a new era by the end of the year, not only with its first permanent CEO in more than two years, but also a new governance structure for the 250-affiliate organization for women.
Richardson-Heron left Komen's largest affiliate in April and by May, she was in talks with YWCA. Among the loudest critics of Komen's funding modification with Planned Parenthood, Richardson-Heron announced her resignation in March.
In a business when a project has promise it's said to "have legs." If that's so, then the recently launched YWCA
Anchorage campaign to help women start small businesses has "wings." It's called "Lift as We Rise" and was created to support the clients of the agency's Women$Finances program.
By way of background, YMCA and YWCA
are separately incorporated, each established in the U.S.