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LINC graduate accomplishes a major milestone

An enthusiastic crowd turned out Thursday evening, June 14, to celebrate high school completion by some nontraditional students at Walla Walla Community College. Several students came through the STAR Project (Successful Transition and Re-Entry), a program whose mission is to provide persons being released from incarceration with tools to successfully re-integrate into the community. Others … Continue reading LINC graduate accomplishes a major milestone


Nancy Butler named 2018 YWCA Leader of Distinction

Nancy receives her award, including a crown for the “Queen B” At the YWCA Luncheon May 2, 2017 award-winner Claire Siegel presented the 2018 Leader of Distinction Award to longtime educator and YWCA staff member Nancy Hendricks Butler. The text of Claire’s presentation follows: This year’s Leader of Distinction is a teacher who got involved with … Continue reading Nancy Butler named 2018 YWCA Leader of Distinction


Paola Gianturco inspired Walla Walla crowd at Leadership Luncheon

Wednesday, May 2, YWCA Walla Walla had the pleasure of hosting Paola Gianturco, our keynote speaker at the YWCA Leadership Luncheon. The theme of the 2018 event? FEARLESS.  Paola recently published Wonder Girls: Changing Our World in collaboration with her 11-year-old granddaughter Alex Sangster. The pair documented the work of 15 girl-led nonprofit groups in … Continue reading Paola Gianturco inspired Walla Walla crowd at Leadership Luncheon


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


International photojournalist coming to Walla Walla

YWCA Walla Walla is excited to announce that Paola Gianturco will be the keynote speaker at the YWCA Leadership Luncheon at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Tickets, $50 per guest, are available from the YWCA office or from one of our Table Captains. Paola … Continue reading International photojournalist coming to Walla Walla


JOB OPENING: Events and Donor Engagement Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Events and Donor Engagement Coordinator REPORTS TO: Executive Director JOB STATUS: Part-time, flexible hours, non-exempt JOB PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Responsible for coordinating YWCA fund-raising and donor engagement activities SUMMARY OF DUTIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES Work as part of the YWCA Development team with Communications Coordinator and Executive Director With Development team, plan, coordinate and implement strategies to engage donors … Continue reading JOB OPENING: Events and Donor Engagement Coordinator


My Friends’ House: Empowering caregivers to give their best

Haley Puckett (left)  and Amairany Alvarado are lead teachers at My Friends’ House. Haley and Yazmin Ramos received video coaching through the FIND Project.   My Friends’ House (MFH) preschool and childcare center is a safe, nurturing place for kids. Recently the staff earned Early Achievers certification from the state of Washington, a program that … Continue reading My Friends’ House: Empowering caregivers to give their best


‘Penrose’ a special guest at year-in-review event

The YWCA annual meeting this year took place on Feb. 6, in the reception room. About 75 attended ranging from board members and staff to volunteers. Shelly Franklin, a YWCA volunteer, portrayed Mary Shipman Penrose, who founded the YWCA Walla Walla chapter in 1917. Shelly gave a brief history lesson on our Founding Mother’s involvement with … Continue reading ‘Penrose’ a special guest at year-in-review event


Claire Coryell Siegel named 2017 YWCA Leader of Distinction

Claire Siegel (right) has cochaired the six most recent YWCA Luncheons with Wendy Cheng (left). At the YWCA Luncheon May 3, 2014 award-winner Karen Bayne presented the 2017 Leader of Distinction Award to longtime educator and YWCA supporter Claire Siegel. Claire Coryell is the third student from the end, top right.   Claire’s work for the … Continue reading Claire Coryell Siegel named 2017 YWCA Leader of Distinction