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Events

Join our Healing Circles

Join our Healing Circles, a supportive, facilitated space to affirm Black culture, community and lived experience, and to share dialogue and feelings to promote health and well-being.

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The View For Gen Z

Finding your perfect mentor ‘fit’

A mentor acts as your cheerleader and guide, encourages you to apply for new opportunities, helps you navigate challenging situations, and acts as a ‘sounding board’ when you need advice. Check out these tips to find the right mentor for you!

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Spotlights

Creating Board Balance

As Beverly Jones Heydinger’s exalted tenure as YWCA St. Paul Board Chair comes to end, she provides insight and advice for those considering Board service.

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Black History Month

Anti-Racism Resource List

Black History Month celebrates the impact Black heritage has had on our country. As we take a look back at history, it’s also important to determine how we’re going to change for the future. And part of the change includes learning about the impacts Black, Indigenous and Immigrant cultures have had, and continue to have, on society.

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Equity & Justice Conversation

Equity & Justice Conversations: Economic Advancement

Please join Tawanna Black and Gaye Adams Massey in conversation about ways to advance economic inclusion across all sectors in the Twin Cities and strategies to address the gaps in economic advancement, providing a historical context and sharing action steps the community can take in collective activism.

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The View For Gen Z

Pandemic presents new mental health challenges

In the midst of this pandemic, we all have worries. Will we get sick? Can we continue work or school? How do we stay connected? While there is no quick fix for overcoming depression or preventing anxiety, these tips can help you manage those feelings.

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YW News

“Staying the Fight”

Minnesota History Center’s new initiative, “Black History, Black Voices,” which deepens understanding of Black history and the contributions Black Americans have made to Minnesota. YWCA St. Paul’s board chair, Dr. Yohuru Williams, and CEO, Gaye Adams Massey, joined Sondra Samuals, president & CEO, Northside Achievement Zone, for the most recent conversation in this series.

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The View For Gen Z

BIPOC women run for elected office and make history in 2020

The number of women – and women of color – who ran for public office during 2020 was at historically high levels. YWCA St. Paul is helping young women learn skills today that will enable them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Read more to learn more about what happened in Minnesota last year.

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