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YWCA Central Carolinas provides success stories, news and updates on YWCA programming from Housing to Fitness to Youth Learning to Racial Justice in our quarterly newsletter, YWorks. We are grateful for our donors and volunteers and are honored to share the great work we are doing because of their support. 

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Featured Articles

February 20, 2020 ‘Groundbreaking opportunity for good’: YWCA to build affordable housing on Park Road, The Charlotte Observer

February 20, 2020 YWCA Plans 104 Affordable Apartments On Park Road, WFAE

February 22, 2020 Weekly News Roundup: YWCA Announces Plans for New Affordable Housing, Queen City Nerve

February 22, 2020 YWCA to build affordable apartments in Charlotte, WCNC

February 23, 2020 ‘There’s a crying need’: Charlotte YWCA to build new affordable housing for community, WSOC

February 24, 2020 YWCA Announces Plans To Build Massive New Affordable Housing Development in Charlotte, Charlotte Stories

February 25, 2020 YWCA to build 104 units of affordable housing on Park Road campus, WBTV

July 20, 2020 Hundreds of affordable and senior homes move forward after Charlotte council votes, The Charlotte Observer

July 21, 2020 City Council approves affordable housing development in south Charlotte, QCity Metro

July 21, 2020 Affordable housing at YWCA site on Park Road among projects approved by Charlotte City Council, Charlotte Business Journal

October 22, 2020 YWCA Central Carolinas Takes on Community Issues, WCCB

October 28, 2020 Carolina Together: YWCA Central Carolinas Helping Empower, Educate Women About Voting, WCCB

November 4, 2020 YWCA CEO: White People Need To “Lean All The Way In” To Help Eliminate Racism, WCCB

November 11, 2020 Carolina Together: YWCA Central Carolinas Providing Affordable Housing For More Than A Century, WCCB

November 17, 2020 YWCA Central Carolinas Fitness Center Reopens With New Safety Measures, WCCB

December 23, 2020 Wilson’s World: YWCA Central Carolinas Gives Back For The Holidays In A Special Way, WCCB

October 20, 2018 YWCA Has Free Afterschool Learning Programs, Beasley Media Group

July 10, 2018 Share Charlotte Highlights YWCA, WBTV

September 21, 2017 Meet YWCA Triathlon Coach Jody Frazier, Charlotte Five
September 11, 2017 Here’s How to Take YWCA Swim Lessons this Fall, QC Quarterly

June 14, 2017 Men benefit from Women Empowerment, Charlotte Five 

May 31, 2017  Big donation brings Charlotte YWCA close to goal for locker room renovations, Charlotte Observer 

May 11, 2017 Empowering Women at YWCA Central Carolinas, Charlotte Five  

February 23, 2017 YWCA Offers Fitness Classes for Arthritis Sufferers, Charlotte Observer

February 16, 2017 Conservative Christian culture wouldn’t stop Davidson rapes, Kirsten Sikkelee guest column, Charlotte Observer 
February 7, 2017 YWCA Central Carolinas: More Than Just a Gym, Charlotte Five

November 29, 2016 Here are the 17 Organizations benefiting from Bank of America’s major Giving Tuesday announcement, Charlotte Agenda

November 14, 2016 Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Gives $100,000 for YWCA Renovation, The Charlotte Observer

August 11, 2016 5 Charlotte Student Leaders and Their Advice for Us, Charlotte Agenda

April 14, 2016 HB2 video misrepresents YWCA, Kirsten Sikkelee guest column, Charlotte Observer 

December 6, 2015 Finding satisfaction in the gift of giving, Tracy Curtis, Charlotte Observer 

December 1, 2015 Secret Santas spread joy, one $100 bill at a time, Charlotte Observer

November 12, 2015 Forum tackles tough issue of race and policing in Charlotte, Charlotte Observer

October 30, 2015 YWCA honors Women of Achievement, Charlotte Observer 

August 21, 2015 YWCA gets Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation grant, Charlotte Observer 

June 25, 2015 Area children’s summer programs in danger of losing financial support, Time Warner Cable News

June 24, 2015 United Way bus tour to Goodwill of Southern Piedmont, The Relatives and YWCA Central Carolinas, Charlotte Agenda 

June 19, 2015 Stop driving by and start driving in. Inside look at the YWCA facility and mission, Charlotte Agenda 

April 6, 2015 Police chief to lead forum on trust between officers, community, WBTV News 

March 9, 2015 YWCA head: ACA is crucial to women’s health, racial justice, Charlotte Observer

December 11, 2014 Jane McInytre receives N.C.’s highest service award, Charlotte Business Journal

December 9, 2014 Hornets and Lowe’s to donate $50,000 to six Charlotte organizations,

November 1, 2014 Betsy Rosen finds way to give back, celebrate heritage, South Charlotte News

October 27, 2014 Get Cool 4 School Uniform Collection, Society Charlotte Magazine

October 10, 2014 Nuns Rock The Vote, South Charlotte Weekly

October 9, 2014 Three Women of Achievement honored by YWCA, South Charlotte Weekly

October 7, 2014 Nuns on the Bus Tour Stops in Charlotte, News 14 Carolina

October 7, 2014 Charlotte Talks featuring Kenya Henderson, WFAE Radio

October 5, 2014 Catholic Charities meeting ends as ‘Nuns on the Bus’ rolls in, Charlotte Observer

September 19, 2014 Local Realtor gives through Habitat for Humanity, South Charlotte Weekly

September 19, 2014 Lending a Hand at YWCA, Charlotte Observer

May 23, 2014 YWCA makes believers, Charlotte Business Journal

April 25, 2014 Charlotte group takes a stand against racism, News 14 Carolina

February 17, 2014 Great Food for a Good Cause, Wilson’s World on WCCB News Rising

February 8, 2014 Birthday party benefits YWCA’s WIT program, The Charlotte Observer

December 3, 2013 Tupelo Honey & YWCA, Wilson’s World, WCCB News Rising

November 27, 2013 Charlotte swimmer completes challenge at YWCA, The Charlotte Observer

September 2013 YWCA Program provides services for Charlotte area homeless women, News 14

June 22, 2013 Summer camp was so fun, he returned as a counselorThe Charlotte Observer

April 24, 2013 Mary Curtis: YWCA Past Present, Future, FOX Charlotte

March 25, 2013 The Cervantes Family Gives Birthday Joy, PEOPLE Magazine

March 8, 2013 Class to help prevent falls, South Charlotte Weekly

March 6, 2013 Sister, act: Simone Campbell speaks at YWCA eventCreative Loafing

February 27, 2013 The Ultimate Case Manager, Mosaic Magazine

February 21, 2013 ‘Nuns on Bus Leader: Next Pope should be Pastoral, The Charlotte Observer

February 10, 2013 Swimmer goes from aversion to passion, The Charlotte Observer

February 8, 2013 Push to give checks to victims who were sterilized, WSOC-TV

February 6, 2013 Take the Plunge with Aqua Zumba,

February 3, 2013 YWCA hosts eugenics discussion, The Charlotte Observer

January 24, 2013 Should we right past wrongs?WFAE Charlotte Talks

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