YWCA Speaks Out through Events
CMPD's CLEAR Workshop Series
The CMPD Communicating Law Enforcement Actions & Responsibilities (CLEAR) Workshops are 3-day sessions that give community members an inside understanding of CMPD’s processes, services, and operations. The mission of CMPD CLEAR Workshops is to work towards strengthening community relationships, increasing the community understanding of police work, as well as equipping citizens to provide productive and meaningful input into how their police department functions.
Each evening, attendees will participate in exercises that put them behind the desk of a captain, in front of a roll call as a sergeant, or behind the body worn camera of an officer. Along the way, participants will learn about:
- Staffing and deployment of officers
- Crime fighting and community engagement strategies
- Arrest, search and use of force laws and policies
- Accountability and investigation of police misconduct
The workshops will take place on January 23, January 30, and February 6 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The first two workshops will take place at YWCA Central Carolinas’ Park Road facility, and the final workshop will take place at the Police & Fire Training Academy. Childcare will be provided for the first two workshops.
If you would like more information before registering please contact Brittenay Causieestko-Lee, Community Engagement Manager, at
Each workshop will address key issues such as decision making – the how and why – response to resistance, and the 4th amendment.
On January 23, attendees will have an introduction to the workshops, receive an overview of CMPD, participate in a crime fighting exercise and learn about patrol resources and patrol operations.
On January 30, attendees will participate in a crime fighting exercise and learn about patrol responses.
On February 6, attendees will participate in an internal affairs mock exercise and firearms training simulator exercise at the Police and Fire Training Academy.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP SERIES IS CLOSED. IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU COME TO ALL THREE WORKSHOPS.
YWCA At The Women United March
You can join YWCA Central Carolinas at the Women United March in Uptown Charlotte on Saturday, January 25 from 11am to 3pm.
The event begins at 11am at Uptown’s First Ward Park with a speakers’ forum until 12:30pm. The march will be along Uptown sidewalks via N. Tryon Street to 9th Street, returning to First Ward Park via Brevard Street by 1:30 p.m. Festivities continue with music and community partners until 3 p.m.
If you would like more information please contact Brittenay Causieestko-Lee, Community Engagement Manager, at
We Believe Fundraising Luncheon
The We Believe Luncheon is our signature annual fundraiser of the year. The luncheon brings together over 700 people annually at The Westin Hotel in Uptown Charlotte to share in the successes of our women, children and families that we serve. SAVE-THE-DATE for Thursday, February 20, 2020 for our next luncheon. To view our 2020 Sponsorship Packet, click HERE.
On February 28, 2019 Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Director of Planning, Design and Development for the City of Charlotte was our keynote speaker. See his remarks and our 2019 We Believe videos below.