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Could the Early Learning Center Save the Universe?

Friday, May 3, 2019

By Jill Carlson How do we create smarter, more secure members of society? What can we do to ensure good health and wellness for ourselves and our families? Could we really—completely—eliminate poverty in the United States?  These are, admittedly, very lofty ideas. Is it possible to address all three at once? This two-part post will explore early childhood education and its role… Continue Reading Could the Early Learning Center Save the Universe?

Representation Matters! Five Badass Artists Who Are Reclaiming Their Time (and Place)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

By Jill Carlson Quick! Name FIVE visual artists. OK, now how many of those are women? In general, how many non-men artists can you name? You have not been transported back into Art History class. This is a real challenge put forth by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) to rethink whose… Continue Reading Representation Matters! Five Badass Artists Who Are Reclaiming Their Time (and Place)

How to Hold Space

Thursday, March 7, 2019

By Michelle McCormick, LMSW   Survivors of trauma and victimization, whether domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking have described one dynamic so frequently that I have come to believe that this dynamic is a universal experience of victimization. That dynamic is: isolation. Isolation is the condition of being cut off by choice or circumstances… Continue Reading How to Hold Space

Government Shutdown Puts YWCA Federal Funding in Danger

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

We need your help! Amid the federal government shutdown, we have learned that the crucial funding that has already been allocated to our Center for Safety and Empowerment – YWCA Northeast Kansas is likely to be impacted by the federal government shutdown. This money has already been promised, but cannot be disbursed if a resolution does not… Continue Reading Government Shutdown Puts YWCA Federal Funding in Danger

Joyful, Healthy, Confident.

Friday, December 14, 2018

A foster dad with children at West Indianola recently shared how Girls on the Run has impacted the lives of girls at a crucial age: ” We have foster children and we have now had 3 different girls who have gotten involved with Girls on the Run through West Indianola Grade School.  The program is… Continue Reading Joyful, Healthy, Confident.