Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2012-2013 YWCA Programs:

The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Established in 1905, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley, an independent 501(c)(3), has long been a pioneering voice in the fight for racial, economic, and gender equality. From our pre-1920 racial integration plan to the early 1970s founding of the nation's first Big Sister program and the area's first rape hotline, we have long been on the cutting edge of responding to the needs of women. Our mission is simply stated: "The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all."

We are excited to share our 2012-2013 programs:

EncorePlus (Jan-Dec): Free mobile mammograms through a collaboration with Planned Parenthood

YWCA Fun & Fit(Sept – June): A series of exercise and nutrition classes, classes include: Zumba, Yoga, Line Dancing, Belly Dancing, Self-defense and Pilates

Just For Girls(Sept – June): An after-school program where girls dream big, explore new ideas, learn new skills and just talk

TechGyrls (Sept –June) : A 12-week course that teaches girls computer programs and internet safety

Adult Computer Class(Sept – June): A free 12-week course for adults looking to learn how to better navigate their computer and internet

Girls Empowerment Camp (July-August): A 4-week summer camp that empowers girls between the ages of 9-16; camp includes field trips, guest speakers, lunch and college tours

Parent Trap(Quarterly): A workshop that teaches parents how to navigate behind their children on the internet and protect them from the dangers associated with the World Wide Web

YWCA Honors(Quarterly): A social event that honors outstanding women in Pasadena

Week Without Violence(October): An annual week long series of events that showcase or demonstrate alternatives to violence linked to racism and prejudice

Women for Racial Justice Breakfast (October): A breakfast that exemplifies the YWCA’s mission by honoring those in our community

Women’s Networking and Leadership Day (May): A social event that helps local women increase their professional network while gaining advice and suggestions from peers


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