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The View from Gen Z

New Year, New You?

Welcome to 2021 – a year in which YWCA St. Paul will continue to live out its mission and commitment to racial and gender equity. With 2020 behind us, how do you plan to embrace your radical self in 2021?

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Equity & Justice Conversation

Racial Equity & Social Justice Conversations: Health & Well-being (Updated)

Our next conversation will feature Anika Ward, Founder of Sankofa Leadership Network, discussing the everyday connections between diversity, equity and inclusion and wellness, and the ways we (as community/family members, colleagues, and leaders) might shift our ways of engaging to ensure that our impact—on ourselves and others—contributes to more equitable and healthy spaces.

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YWCA St. Paul COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Update

Pool Re-Opening January 4

Our pool will re-open for lap and open swim on January 4. Reserve your slot through our new online fitness portal, read on for more details.

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The View from Gen Z

Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021

As 2020 comes to a close – and we all slow down to enjoy the holidays – this season offers an opportunity to look back on what we’ve accomplished during this very challenging year.

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YWCA St. Paul COVID-19 Update
Building Update

HFC Re-Opening Saturday, Dec. 19

We are pleased to announce that the Health & Fitness Center (HFC) will re-open on Saturday, December 19th. We will adhere to all safety standards, including 25% capacity and 12 ft. social distancing. Virtual classes will continue.

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YW News

Can We Count On Your Support This Holiday Season?

The onset of COVID-19 has brought new hardships and barriers for the 1,200+ people served in our programs, as well as significant challenges for our organization. We need your support to help all of those in the community who depend on us.

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YW News

A Gift from MacKenzie Scott

YWCA St. Paul was recently selected as a recipient of a $3 million gift from Author and Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This one-time gift is the largest private gift in YWCA St. Paul’s history. It will allow the organization to strengthen and grow its capacity to deliver programs in supportive housing, youth empowerment and employment and its work to empower and equip community members to work for racial justice and equity in the Twin Cities.

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The View from Gen Z

Embracing Winter

As we enter the coldest, darkest part of the year in Minnesota, now might be a good time for a mental adjustment and a new approach to winter! Click here to find out how you can make the most of winter.

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Events

Take Time for Self-Care | Dec. 16

We invite you to a wellness and self-care workshop, which will include yoga and mindfulness strategies led by Marjorie Grevious. This is our gift to you, as a thank you for your support this past year and beyond. 

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YW News

YWCA St. Paul’s Gaye Adams Massey Named to TCB’s 100 People to Know in 2021

YWCA St. Paul CEO, Gaye Adams Massey, was recently named to the Twin Cities Business 100: The People to Know in 2021. This annual list honors people that will have the largest impact in Minnesota’s economy and corporate communities in the coming year. Honorees that are chosen are influencers, thought leaders and key players making news or driving change in the year ahead.

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