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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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, ...