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World Service Council of YWCA USA Centennial Celebration

WSC Saluted on its Centennial Anniversary

Friday, October 16, 2020

The World Service Council (WSC) packed 100 years of history in its inspiring virtual celebration on October 15 when YWCA members and friends around the globe signed onto its zoom centennial event. The historic story was told through a narrative that traced the beginnings of the World Service Council from its inception to the present … Read More

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YWCA World Service Council is celebrating its centennial year

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

In 1942, the World Service Council (WSC) acknowledged its 25th year by including in the minutes of its annual meeting how the WSC got its name. It was explained by a Mrs. Lapham that at the close of the first World War, inspired leader Mrs. Morris “felt that the interest of the War Work Council … Read More

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Mildred Persinger – Remembering a YWCA Legend

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Mildred Persinger has been one of the unsung heroines of the YWCA, both here in the United States and for women around the world. As an educated southern woman from Roanoke, Virginia, she moved to the New York area with her husband in the 1950s and soon became active with the YWCA and the feminist … Read More

Reaffirmation of Commitment the theme of World Service Council Annual Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2019

YWCA women from across the country and abroad gathered in NYC Oct. 25 for the 98th Annual Meeting of the World Service Council (WSC). In addition to YWCA leadership, USA CEO Alejandra Castillo and World YWCA Deputy Secretary Casey Harden, who joined World Service Council members, attendees were past and present national and world board … Read More

World YWCA General Secretary Harper Introduced at Reception

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The YWCA World Service Council and YWCA USA hosted a reception on March 12 at the Yale Club to welcome the YWCA World Delegation (120 women from 50 countries) to the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) sessions. The venue was a perfect setting for networking and relaxing after a day of training … Read More