Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2012-2013 YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley 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 2013-2014 programs:
EncorePlus (Jan-Dec): Free mobile mammograms through a collaboration with Planned Parenthood

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
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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