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YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge 2021

We’re rolling out an all-new challenge for 2021, and we hope you’ll join us. YWCA Walla Walla will join 54 YWCAs from Oahu to South Florida to Maine, and we have the combined capacity for 50,000 participants. Sign up while there’s still space available! To engage with people from other YWCAs doing their own versions … Continue reading YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge 2021


LiNC curriculum creator retiring

Longtime educator Deana York has retired as director of the YWCA LiNC program. Deana based LiNC on the Impact Life Transitions Program she started at Walla Walla Community College in 2004. Impact was a model program in Washington state. However, many programs lost funding in 2010, including Impact. The program needed a new home, and … Continue reading LiNC curriculum creator retiring


2019 Report to the Community

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. 2019 Board of Directors The YWCA Board of Directors is a wonderful team of devoted and hard-working women from around the Walla Walla Valley. President  Denise Shives President-Elect  Carol Allen Vice President  Genny Mills Secretary pro … Continue reading 2019 Report to the Community


One of our own to speak for YWCA Leadership Luncheon

The theme for 2019 came to Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin during a sleepless night in December. “It was after the new board orientation. Our board member Liza Jacobson advises Leadership Academy at Blue Ridge Elementary and told us that YWCA Mariposa girls are the core of that group. Leadership Academy students do service projects for their … Continue reading One of our own to speak for YWCA Leadership Luncheon


YWCA reviews ‘FEARLESS’ past year

YWCA Walla Walla’s Fireside Room was festive on Monday, February 4, when nearly 80 friends joined staff and board members at the 101st Year-in-Review Luncheon. The annual event celebrates the previous year’s accomplishments and those people who have helped YWCA staff serve women and families. YWCA LiNC Director Deana York spoke about the program’s first … Continue reading YWCA reviews ‘FEARLESS’ past year


AllState volunteers secure 5 grants for YWCA

Thank you to Allstate volunteers Machelle Colligan, Agency Owner, and Steve Skurka, Amanda Dross, Brianna Coffland, and Terri Collette, Personal Financial Representatives, for their generous support of YWCA Walla Walla.  “Allstate challenged each of us this year to become involved in The Allstate Purple Purse Foundation,” said Machelle.  This foundation, established in 2005, is dedicated to helping … Continue reading AllState volunteers secure 5 grants for YWCA