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Next Century Fund: Securing the future for tomorrow’s women

The new year has begun, and it’s a special one for us! YWCA Walla Walla is celebrating 100 years of empowering our community! You can expect a burst of activities and excitement from YWCA throughout the year. Reaching this milestone has us thinking about our past—and our future. We look back to a group of … Continue reading Next Century Fund: Securing the future for tomorrow’s women


Dia de los Muertos activities celebrate Latin culture

Stop in to YWCA Walla Walla during the last week of October to appreciate a bit of Latin culture. Celia Guardado, new Community Relationships and Outreach Coordinator, will bring Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, to YWCA, and the display will stay up through Nov. 1 and 2, the actual holiday. Though … Continue reading Dia de los Muertos activities celebrate Latin culture


YWCA-Whitman partnership builds a safer community

YWCA Walla Walla has added not only a new advocate to our team but also a new position: Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate for Whitman College. We welcome Hailey Powers, a recent M.A. in sociology graduate of the University of Chicago, who is uniquely qualified to fill this role. Hailey’s master’s thesis focused on campus policies … Continue reading YWCA-Whitman partnership builds a safer community


Your donations help expand YWCA services

Help for kids Most people know that YWCA Walla Walla shelters children as well as adults— sometimes, kids even outnumber the moms! So it’s no surprise that we’ve been thinking about how to better meet children’s needs. That’s where Katherine Besst, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault /Children’s Advocate comes in. Katherine will spend half her … Continue reading Your donations help expand YWCA services


Meet Dana, YWCA Centennial Writer

Dana Matsunami, just named the YWCA’s Centennial Writer, is a senior at Whitman College majoring in history and minoring in politics. Though she hails from a little town just north of Seattle, Dana spent the past summer  working in Washington, D.C., with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. At the Smithsonian, Dana as­sisted a … Continue reading Meet Dana, YWCA Centennial Writer


Believe: You made it a magical evening

It was a night to remember. The Foundry Vineyard was hopping with live music by Kate and the Crocodiles, and 200 guests enjoyed food from Olive and wine from Foundry Vineyards. All under a beautiful full moon. Whitman College men’s basketball coach, Eric Bridgeland, was a fabulous auctioneer. “His passion for the mission inspired everyone!” … Continue reading Believe: You made it a magical evening


JOB OPENING: YWCA Child Care Teacher’s Assistant/Cook

JOB TITLE:                                            Child Care Teacher’s Assistant and Cook REPORTS TO:                                      Child Care Center Director EMPLOYMENT STATUS Hourly, non-exempt Part-time, flexible hours Must be available during center operating hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday- Friday EXPERIENCE/ QUALIFICATIONS High school education. Love for and some experience working with children. Have or obtain portable … Continue reading JOB OPENING: YWCA Child Care Teacher’s Assistant/Cook


JOB OPENING: YWCA seeks Adventure Club Driver/Teacher’s Assistant

JOB TITLE: Adventure Club Teacher’s Assistant/Driver REPORTS TO: Adventure Club Program Director EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Hourly, flexible hours, non-exempt JOB DESCRIPTION: To assist childcare program director in planning and implementing program and in supervising children. YWCA MISSION STATEMENT: YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. LOCAL MISSION:  Enriching the lives of women … Continue reading JOB OPENING: YWCA seeks Adventure Club Driver/Teacher’s Assistant