Advancing
Racial Justice​

YWCA St. Paul advances racial justice through education and advocacy in the community, by working with organizations seeking to build equity, and through programs focused on breaking down barriers in areas of significant racial and gender disparity.
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Fighting
Homelessness

Our range of housing programs combine affordable housing with customized support services that help participants stabilize their lives, build new skills, connect to community and secure a future of safe, stable housing. 
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Building
Strength

The Health & Fitness center helps people live active lifestyles, prevent and manage chronic medical conditions and reduce stress through a variety of fitness options, membership types and financial assistance to help keep healthy living accessible.
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Overcoming
Barriers

In Employment & Economic Development programs people to build professional skills and overcome barriers to employment to enhance self-sufficiency.
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Empowering
Youth

Young people in our Youth Development programs create positive relationships with peers and staff to develop the skills and confidence to succeed in the classroom, work place and community.
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ywca is on a mission

To better help understand the impact racism has on our lives, YWCA St. Paul’s CEO Gaye Adams Massey moderated a virtual Town Hall on “Tackling Racism” with renowned community leaders Judge Pamela Alexander, James Burroughs, Justin Terrell and Dr. Yohuru Williams.  The compelling conversation sets the groundwork for community conversation, activism, and reform in a unique community forum, providing information on how we can each be a catalyst for change.

News

Thank You to Roundel™ Volunteers

YWCA St. Paul extends our heartfelt gratitude to Roundel™, Target’s in-house media company, for the invitation to present to the Roundel team. Deena Zubulake, YWCA St. Paul’s Director of Programs, discussed a variety of racial justice programs and opportunities at YWCA St. Paul, including the 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge.

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Events

Focus on Women in Minnesota

Please join us for our Equity & Justice Community Conversation on Wednesday, July 21 at 4:30 p.m. YWCA St. Paul CEO Gaye Adams Massey will be joined by Gloria Perez, President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, in a candid conversation about the issues and challenges currently facing women in Minnesota, along with discussion of innovative solutions and activism centering on how we all can drive change.

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Sweet Success 2021 was a Success!

Thank you for making Sweet Success 2021 a success! We hope you enjoyed a star-studded evening of entertainment and awards spotlighting success stories of YWCA St. Paul’s program participants, volunteers and change makers in the community.

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