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YWCA Statement on Air Force veteran Ramona Cooper and retired State Trooper David L. Green

YWCA Statement on Air Force veteran Ramona Cooper and retired State Trooper David L. Green

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YWCA UNVEILS HISTORIC $24 MILLION RENOVATION

YWCA UNVEILS HISTORIC $24 MILLION RENOVATION

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YWCA TO OFFER FREE SWIM LESSONS TO WORCESTER CHILDREN

YWCA TO OFFER FREE SWIM LESSONS TO WORCESTER CHILDREN

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CALLING ALL CAMPERS: YWCA’S CAMP WIND-IN-THE-PINES IS OPEN!

CALLING ALL CAMPERS: YWCA’S CAMP WIND-IN-THE-PINES IS OPEN!

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The YWCA Central Massachusetts Board of Directors announces Deborah Hall as new Executive Director of the YWCA Central Massachusetts

The YWCA Central Massachusetts Board of Directors announces Deborah Hall as new Executive Director of the YWCA Central Massachusetts

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YWCA RECEIVES LOVES TAKES ACTION AWARD  FROM THE NEW YORK LIFE FOUNDATION

YWCA RECEIVES LOVES TAKES ACTION AWARD FROM THE NEW YORK LIFE FOUNDATION

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BREAK THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

BREAK THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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YWCA SET TO HOST ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO WOMEN EVENT

YWCA SET TO HOST ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO WOMEN EVENT

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YWCA Central Massachusetts Statement: Domestic Violence Related Murders in Worcester

YWCA Central Massachusetts Statement: Domestic Violence Related Murders in Worcester

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YWCA Senate Bill 2800 Statement

YWCA Senate Bill 2800 Statement

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Telegram & Gazette

Free summer fitness series in Worcester

WORCESTER — This summer, people who want to stay fit in Worcester have a few outdoor options. The Worcester Parks Summer Fitness Series, a 15-week program presented by the Department of Health and Human Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, in partnership with YWCA Central Massachusetts, is being held throughout the city.
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MassLive

Worcester kicks off free 15-week fitness series that brings activities like karate, yoga and tai chi to city’s parks

From karate kicks to soccer strikes, Worcester is bringing fitness activities to residents as part of a 15-week series at various parks from the Great Brook Valley Playground to the City Common.
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This Week in Worcester

Free Summer Fitness Series in Worcester

The Worcester Park Summer Fitness Series is a 15-week program that runs seven days a week at eight city parks now through Sept. 30.
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Spectrum News1

Worcester launches 15-week fitness series at city parks

WORCESTER, Mass. - From now until the end of September, the City of Worcester will host the Worcester Parks Summer Fitness Series. Classes include Pilates, yoga, dancing, soccer skills, karate and more.
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Telegram & Gazette

Amazon donates $100K to United Way of Central Mass. in support of summer swim lessons and youth development programs

WORCESTER — The United Way of Central Massachusetts received a $100,000 check from Amazon in support of the organization's summer swimming lessons, youth development programs and more.
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Spectrum News1

Amazon donates $100,000 to United Way of Central Massachusetts programs

WORCESTER, Mass. - Youth programs in Worcester got a significant financial boost on Tuesday morning. Representatives from Amazon were in the city to present a check for $100,000 to the United Way of Central Massachusetts. The event took place at the YWCA at Salem Square in downtown Worcester.
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Worcester Business Journal

Amazon donates $100K to United Way Central Mass. youth programs

Online retail giant Amazon donated $100,000 to community nonprofit United Way of Central Massachusetts, which was announced at an event at YWCA Central Massachusetts in Worcester on Tuesday morning.
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Telegram & Gazette

Never One Person

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MassLive

Massachusetts offers free swimming lessons following recent drownings

Following a number of drownings around the state, Massachusetts will offer free, 30 minute swimming lessons from Cambridge to Springfield and in between.
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UrbanLand

Using Historic Tax Credits to Renovate and Preserve a Facility for Low-Income Families

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) facility in Worcester, Massachusetts, may not fit the traditional notion of a historic U.S. building, but in a classic case of “function over form,” its renovation will provide a vital cornerstone in the redevelopment of the downtown. Originally constructed in 1961, the building and its systems had not been upgraded in 30 years, all the while providing central Massachusetts with transitional housing, domestic violence services, and early education and daycare, in addition to health and fitness options.
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Spectrum News1

YWCA of Central MA shows us their historic $24 million renovation at Salem Square facility

The YWCA of Central Massachusetts is showing us their historic $24 million in renovations at their downtown Worcester Salem Square facility.
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Worcester Business Journal

YWCA completes $24M renovation, surpasses diversity goals

The YWCA Central Massachusetts announced on Tuesday it has completed a $24-million renovation of its Salem Square facility in Worcester, lauding both the work itself and the diversity of and wages paid to the crews who saw the project through.
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This Week in Worcester

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 30

YWCA Central Massachusetts announced the completion of a of its $24 million renovation of its Salem Square facility in Worcester with a ceremony on Wednesday, June 23. The ceremony included a tribute to YWCA executive director Linda Covaioli, who is retiring after 29 years, and a presentation of Worcester Key to the City by Mayor Joe Petty.
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Patch.com

Worcester YWCA Offers ‘Life-Saving’ Free Swim Lessons For Youth

The YWCA of Central Massachusetts is bringing back free swimming lessons for young people, and the classes may be especially important this summer due to a lifeguard shortage.
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MassLive

SPLASH program returns in July to YWCA Central Massachusetts in Worcester, offering free swimming lessons to children, guidance for parents

The YWCA Central Massachusetts is bringing back to Worcester its free SPLASH program, which is meant to provide free life-saving water skills to children and parents.
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This Week in Worcester

YWCA Camp Wind-in-the-Pines Open at Full-Capacity

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Fast Company

What a $17 million renovation looks like when women lead the construction

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Daily Hampshire Gazette

Domestic violence survivors face more obstacles during pandemic

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Spectrum News1

YWCA Mobile Vaccination Clinic Aims for Equitable Rollout

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SouthCoast today

Letter: ‘One Year Later: How Far Have We Actually Come?’

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Milford Daily News

Domestic violence survivors face more obstacles to support during pandemic

“We were asking people to shelter in place and telling them that home was the safest place to be, but for survivors of domestic violence, home is probably the most dangerous place to be,” said Deborah Hall, executive director at YWCA Central Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women.
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Telegram & Gazette

Things to do in Central Mass. this summer: Region prepares for activities to make comeback

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Telegram & Gazette

School-day child care in the works for Worcester families

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Worcester Business Journal

Linda Cavaioli to retire as YWCA leader in June

Linda Cavaioli, the longtime YWCA Central Massachusetts executive director, will retire at the end of June, she confirmed Thursday morning.
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Telegram & Gazette

Linda Cavaioli to retire as head of YWCA of Central Mass.

Linda Cavaioli is retiring next year as executive director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, but she said Wednesday she plans on sticking around.
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Worcester Business Journal

40 Under Forty 2020: Robyn Kennedy (she/her)

Robyn Kennedy is a tireless advocate for equality, dedicating both her personal and professional life to eliminating racism and empowering women. At YWCA, her commitment to bettering the lives of those around her has taken her back and forth from Central Massachusetts to Boston several times, sometimes for work, other times on foot.
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SPECTRUM NEWS

YWCA of Central Mass Reports Uptick in Domestic Violence Calls During Pandemic

The YWCA of Central Massachusetts is encouraging victims of domestic violence to reach out for help amid the coronavirus pandemic
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MassLive

YWCA of Central Massachusetts receives $370K in grant money to provide housing for victims of human trafficking

The YWCA of Central Massachusetts has received a grant worth more than $370,000 from the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs to provide housing for victims of human trafficking.
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STL News

U.S. Attorney Lelling Announces Grant Award to Provide Housing to Victims of Human Trafficking in Massachusetts

(STL.News) – United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announced today that the YWCA Central Massachusetts received over $370,000 from the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of human trafficking.
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Telegram & Gazette

YWCA of Central Mass. snags Justice Dept. grant

WORCESTER — The YWCA of Central Mass. has received more than $370,000 from the Justice Department’s office of justice programs to provide housing and services to victims of human trafficking. The office of U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announced the grant Wednesday. The funding will provide from six months to up to two years of transitional or short-term housing assistance to the trafficking victims, including rental, utilities or related expenses, such as security deposits and relocation costs.
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Boston.com

DOJ grants more than $370,000 to YWCA of Central Mass. to provide housing for human trafficking victims

“The YWCA Central Massachusetts is doing righteous work by equipping survivors with the resources and help they need to rebuild their lives,” said Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling
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This Week in Worcester

Pandemic Creating More Havoc for Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Trafficking

WORCESTER – The pandemic has made life a lot harder for everyone. For women who are going through domestic, physical abuse, being trafficked, or sexually exploited, times are much harder. Being in danger during COVID, trying to find shelter, help, and resources becomes even more of a challenge. Being home is the scariest place to be right now, especially during this pandemic. Resources during the pandemic were available. YWCA never stopped offering our 24/7 helpline, court support, short-term counseling or shelter. Getting help is more challenging for survivors who are sheltering in place with their abuser to access these services. Being quarantined with their abuser is scary,” said Deborah Hall, Director of Domestic Violence Services at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts.
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Worcester Magazine

Lifestyle: Why I Support the ‘YW’

The YWCA of Central Massachusetts is an astonishing force of an institution. I find its dedication to eliminating racism and empowering women to be, frankly, exceptional. Here’s why.
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Massnonprofit News

Three Nonprofits Get $225K for Social Media Safety for Girls

January 13, 2020 — The Fred Harris Daniels Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant to be shared by the three largest girl-focused nonprofits in Worcester that have joined to form a new program designed to support girls and their families with the tools to be safe in today’s digital world. Sharing the three-year grant are Girls Inc. of Worcester, Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, and YWCA Central Massachusetts.
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MassLive Article

‘We want to reflect the community, not a quota’; Worcester making progress in hiring diverse-looking set of employees

Some of that training will come from the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, according to Maritza Cruz, the nonprofit’s director of racial and gender equity. Cruz said she’s working with Chacko to plan workshops on topics including racial equity.
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Telegram & Gazette

Number of women in top executive roles rising in Central Mass.

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Worcester Business Journal

Worcester YWCA begins $24M renovation

The YWCA Central Massachusetts began construction Thursday on a $24-million renovation of its Worcester facility.The construction project has already hit a milestone: what the nonprofit says is the city's first community benefits agreement, which ensures an all-women led construction management team. It'll also promise living-wage jobs with benefits, and an emphasis on diversity by employing union contractors, local women and people of color.
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Telegram & Gazette

Women-led YWCA construction project breaks ground in

Women-led YWCA construction project breaks ground in Worcester. By Susan Spencer Telegram & Gazette Staff ... the challenge of the new downtown,” as YWCA Central Massachusetts President Roberta Brien announced, ...
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Patch

$24 Million Renovation Of Worcester YWCA Begins

A $24 million renovation of the YWCA Central Massachusetts branch in Worcester began Thursday morning. The renovation will last about one year, touching every part of the building located along Salem Square downtown.
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