YWCA St. Paul thanks Kohl’s Woodbury for donating 5 boxes (close to 500 units) of beauty merchandise. The assortment of products, including makeup bags, skin care and makeup, will be provided to our Housing and individual participants.
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La’Shante (Shaunie) Grigsby, YWCA St. Paul’s Youth Programs Manager, is set to open Flava Café, the first Black-owned coffee shop in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. Scheduled to open in October, Flava Café will be located at Frogtown Crossroads, a development on the northwest corner of University Avenue and Dale Street.
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.
Familiar to taking leaps of faith, Liesl Kistow joined the board of YWCA St. Paul to help give back to the community. Her corporate strategic knowledge combined with her compassion make her an invaluable resource.
Rose McGee, owner of Sweet Potato Comfort Pies, and Bonnie Alton, owner of Great Harvest Bread Company in St. Paul, joined together to recruit volunteers to help bake and deliver 46 sweet potato pies to George Floyd Square, as George Floyd was 46 when he died. They then decided to make additional pies to give to families in YWCA St. Paul’s transitional housing program and to Ujamaa Place, an organization that provides holistic transformation for young African-American men experiencing inequity at the intersection of race and poverty.
To celebrate Juneteenth, YWCA St. Paul held a Saturday afternoon of music and community in Boyd Park. The celebration was hosted by T. Mychael Rambo, and featured Singer Thomasina Petrus and band, Violinist Emilia Mettenbrink with Pianist Franco Holder, and the Walker West Youth Jazz Ensemble.
As we observe the one-year commemoration of the death of George Floyd on May 25, we can be sure of one thing: the protests and court proceedings after his murder in Minneapolis may never have happened without the video that was recorded by Darnella Frazier. Her activism sparked the largest protest movement in U.S. history.
Nicole became a personal trainer to help others reach their health and wellness goals safely, based on individual abilities and lifestyles. She likes to train the body as a whole functioning system, and her workouts and programs reflect this.
YWCA St. Paul is honored to present its annual Change Maker award to Rebekkah Lamar Brunson. Assistant Coach of the Minnesota Lynx. Rebekkah uses her platform to advocate for racial justice and gender equity and works to promote positive change in our society.