Archived Features

Saluting Peg Calhoun

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA., on New Year’s Day featured a float honoring the women pilots of World War II. Almost three years ago (in March 2010)  300 remaining … Read More

Joining our Foremothers on the Lincoln Memorial Steps

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Link to original post: By Desiree Hoffman Director of Advocacy, YWCA USA “We Demand an End to Bias Now!” was inscribed in big letters on the March on Washington … Read More

The March Continues

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The YWCA’s march for justice is long — We were there in the beginning: In 1915 when the YWCA organized the first interracial conference ever held in the South at … Read More

YWCA Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Members of the Sri Lanka YWCA help survivors of the Tsunami. Sri Lanka, an island country the size of Ireland, is located about 18 miles (28 kilometers) from the southeastern … Read More

YWCA Sudan

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Salome is now living in safety with a relative. The YWCA provides school supplies, enabling her to obtain an education. Sudan, in Northern Africa, is larger than Texas, and it … Read More

YWCA Belarus

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Belarus is about two-thirds the size of Great Britain and it is located in central Europe, bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Part of the former Soviet Union for … Read More

YWCA Rwanda – Giving Hope

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Located in central East Africa, Rwanda is the most densely populated nations in Africa. It is a rural country where 90 percent of the people subsist on agriculture. As a … Read More

The Salahs Welcome Foreign Visitors

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It was a beautiful Saturday in May when I joined Doris and Rima Salah, longtime and well-known members of our YWCA World Service Council, for a one-day visit with two … Read More