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YWCA Greater Austin receives $1 million donation from MacKenzie Scott

December 16, 2020

The YWCA of Greater Austin has received a $1 million dollar donation from MacKenzie Scott. The donation is part of Scott’s $4.2 billion-dollar philanthropic effort to support organizations serving underserved communities during the pandemic.  MacKenzie Scott is a novelist and philanthropist committed to supporting organizations working for social issues such as racial equity, LGBTQ rights,…

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End of Year Giving: Your support goes a long way!

December 16, 2020

In this time of giving its always important to be there for one another. Help us serve others through our various programs by donating to our end of Year Giving Campaign. Donate by clicking here. Remember, Instead of — you can $10 – Fancy cup of coffee — provides toys and art materials for children’s therapy…

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Giving Tuesday

December 16, 2020

December 1, 2020 Your support goes a long way! Instead of — you can$10 – Fancy cup of coffee — provides toys and art materials for children’s therapy session $25 – Tank of gas — providing a career service session with a social support specialist $50 – Two new books — help someone in urgent need access…

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The Not JUST Mental Health Symposium Starts Tuesday!

December 16, 2020

October 25, 2020 Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 Sponsored by Bumble, Austin Lakes Hospital, Rock Springs, Advisors for Change, and InSync Healthcare Solutions LLC For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing…

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Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon

December 16, 2020

September 28, 2020 Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 Reserve your ticket today! Early-bird pricing ends on Wednesday, September 30th. For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of…

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This past weekend we mourned. Today we fight.

December 16, 2020

September 21, 2020 This past weekend we mourned, cried, and sent virtual grief hugs to our staff, volunteers, board, and our community due to the passing of iconic shero, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Today we fight. As we continue wiping these tears from our faces and sending condolences to Justice Ginsberg’s family and our nation, we are reminded of Justice Ginsburg’s message in her final days ” My most fervent wish Is that I not be replaced until a new President Is installed”. ~Naya Diaz, Executive Director, YWCA Greater Austin In honor of Ruth…

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YWCA Greater Austin Mental Health Symposium

December 16, 2020

September 10, 2020 Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of Racism and the Empowerment of Women. In collaboration Huston Tillotson…

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Call for Presenters

December 16, 2020

July 12, 2020 YWCA Greater Austin Mental Health Symposium  Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of Racism and the Empowerment…

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UPCOMING EVENT: YWCA GREATER AUSTIN VIRTUAL MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

September 30, 2020

NOT JUST MENTAL HEALTH: THE IMPACT OF SOCIOCULTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL & SYSTEMIC FACTORS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020 For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of Racism and the Empowerment of Women. In collaboration Huston Tillotson University College of Arts &…

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Join Us in Saying Their Names and Demand Justice

November 28, 2018

YWCA Austin wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd. We stand with the Minneapolis and St. Paul community. Yet again, we are outraged by the violence against and murder of people of color in America due to police brutality. We also wish to highlight the contrast of the…

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YWCA Greater Austin receives $1 million donation from MacKenzie Scott

The YWCA of Greater Austin has received a $1 million dollar donation from MacKenzie Scott. The donation is part of Scott’s $4.2 billion-dollar philanthropic effort to support organizations serving underserved communities during the pandemic.  MacKenzie Scott is a novelist and philanthropist committed to supporting organizations working for social issues such as racial equity, LGBTQ rights,…

Read More

End of Year Giving: Your support goes a long way!

In this time of giving its always important to be there for one another. Help us serve others through our various programs by donating to our end of Year Giving Campaign. Donate by clicking here. Remember, Instead of — you can $10 – Fancy cup of coffee — provides toys and art materials for children’s therapy…

Read More

Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020 Your support goes a long way! Instead of — you can$10 – Fancy cup of coffee — provides toys and art materials for children’s therapy session $25 – Tank of gas — providing a career service session with a social support specialist $50 – Two new books — help someone in urgent need access…

Read More

The Not JUST Mental Health Symposium Starts Tuesday!

October 25, 2020 Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 Sponsored by Bumble, Austin Lakes Hospital, Rock Springs, Advisors for Change, and InSync Healthcare Solutions LLC For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing…

Read More

Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon

September 28, 2020 Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 Reserve your ticket today! Early-bird pricing ends on Wednesday, September 30th. For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of…

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This past weekend we mourned. Today we fight.

September 21, 2020 This past weekend we mourned, cried, and sent virtual grief hugs to our staff, volunteers, board, and our community due to the passing of iconic shero, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Today we fight. As we continue wiping these tears from our faces and sending condolences to Justice Ginsberg’s family and our nation, we are reminded of Justice Ginsburg’s message in her final days ” My most fervent wish Is that I not be replaced until a new President Is installed”. ~Naya Diaz, Executive Director, YWCA Greater Austin In honor of Ruth…

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YWCA Greater Austin Mental Health Symposium

September 10, 2020 Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of Racism and the Empowerment of Women. In collaboration Huston Tillotson…

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Call for Presenters

July 12, 2020 YWCA Greater Austin Mental Health Symposium  Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of Racism and the Empowerment…

Read More

UPCOMING EVENT: YWCA GREATER AUSTIN VIRTUAL MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

NOT JUST MENTAL HEALTH: THE IMPACT OF SOCIOCULTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL & SYSTEMIC FACTORS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020 For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of Racism and the Empowerment of Women. In collaboration Huston Tillotson University College of Arts &…

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Join Us in Saying Their Names and Demand Justice

YWCA Austin wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd. We stand with the Minneapolis and St. Paul community. Yet again, we are outraged by the violence against and murder of people of color in America due to police brutality. We also wish to highlight the contrast of the…

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We Are Hear for You

It never crossed my mind once that I would find myself writing to you in the midst of a world pandemic, yet here I am, doing exactly that.  Although it may feel like we are living in uncertain times, I feel hopeful that we all find strength, compassion and courage to help us navigate these…

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An Update from YWCAGreater Austin

Thank you for changing lives and strengthening our community. Today, we find ourselves again on the front lines as the Covid-19 pandemic has touched us all. Covid-19 represents a new and additional disparity that sits atop the already existing mental health and social justice issues that have been at the heart of our organizational mission…

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YWCA COVID-19 Update

In response to current COVID-19 recommendations, YWCA Greater Austin has ceased the provision of in-person services effective 3/14 until further notice. We will be working with clients through tele-services. We understand the stress that this situation may cause and apologize for any disruptions. The health, safety, and well-being of our clients, staff, and volunteers is our number…

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Help us Amplify our Mission

Have you joined the movement and helped us #AmplifyAustin2020? If not, no worries – It’s not too late! You have until 6 PM TODAY to join us in the fun(draising)! Don’t miss out –  a little goes a long way when we give and get together! #AmplifyATX #EmpowerWomen #EliminateRacism Thank you to all who have contributed, we cannot…

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Today’s the day! 24 hours of fundraising begins NOW! 

#AmplifyAustin2020 is officially underway. Use the donation button above within the next 24 hours to join our mission to eliminate racism and empower women! Help us #AmplifyATX! For 113 years, YWCA has been on a mission to empower women, their children and their families and to transform the Greater Austin Community. Whether through affordable and…

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Introducing YWCA’s Executive Director

Naya Diaz comes to the YWCA with over 18+ years of social justice experience in both the nonprofit and social impact sectors with a specialization in transformative leadership and human resources. Most of Naya’s career has focused in serving marginalized communities with ongoing efforts of impacting immigrant and low-income communities. She has 10+ years in HR management and talent acquisition…

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Thank you for Amplifying Our Mission

At the heart of every YWCA is the demand for a world of equity and human decency. As a collective 203 organizations nationally, we envision a world free from injustice. During this holiday season we celebrate our voices rising together, honoring the over 160,000 community members in programs that tackle racism and inequality – because…

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