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on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 18:38

YWCA Annual Shutdown Information 

Please note the following changes for Saturday, August 19 - Monday, September 4:

Building Entrances: The Front Entrance will be CLOSED to everyone for the entire two weeks.  We ask everyone to use the side door as the primary entrance and exit from the building.

  • All programs, including the fitness center, will be closed August 19 through September 4, 2017.

During this two week shut-down period, Front Desk operations will still be open. They will be located on the second floor, directly off the side entrance. Supervised Visits will be open through Monday, August 21, and will be open for exchanges ONLY through Sunday, August 27.


Response to Violence in Charlottesville

The repulsive and hateful event that took place in Charlottesville, VA over the past weekend is a strong reminder that racism is not going away without a fight.  Bigotry is a strong opponent which requires that we collectively face this issue head on, and stand our ground against all forms of racism and hatred.  Clearly, we have too much to lose to do otherwise.  There are no two sides to racism. 
 
The events in Charlottesville are a very visible example of racism and there are no certain ways of shielding our children from these reprehensible displays of hatred. Parents and caregivers may struggle with how to speak to children about white supremacy and Nazism, but this is not a time where we should avoid discussions about prejudice.  In the aftermath of the violence at Charlottesville, we share an article published by The LA Times which offers advice on how to talk to children and teens - How to talk to your kids about the violence in Charlottesville.
 

The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. As one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation, The YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years - from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from health care reform to violence prevention. Together, let's continue to work towards eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Strong alone, fearless together, 
 
Kitley Covill, Esq., President Board of Directors 
Maria Imperial, CEO

A Courageous Conversation with American Street Author Ibi Zoboi 

In partnership with the White Plains Public Library, the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester is encouraging as many groups and individuals as possible to read American Street. American Street is a an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for adults and young people alike. American Street touches on themes that resonate with all of us. Contact the White Plains Public Library to reserve a copy (or your local bookstore)! We'd like to hear from you if you're interested in contributing to this initiative through reading the book, attending a future event, or if you’re interested in sponsoring this event! Contact Julia Nesbitt (YWCA) at jnesbitt@ywcawpcw.org or Ben Himmelfarb (White Plains Library) at bhimmelfarb@whiteplainsny.gov.


Registration Now Open for Fall 2017 Programs!

Fall is a special time, especially here at the YWCA. The colors of fall - the brilliant reds and oranges (also known as "persimmon" at the YWCA) shine brightly and remind us of the new adventures that lie ahead. It is time to start fresh and to "fall into fun." 

With a variety of classes and programs for young to young at heart, the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester has something for everyone. Child Care, Preschool, Before and After School, Swim Lessons, Lifeguard Training, Gymnastics, Competitive Swim and Gymnastics Teams, Fencing, Karate, and Programs for Developmentally Disabled - we have it all!

 
View our Fall Program Guide and "Fall into Fun" at the YWCA!

2017 Fall Program Guide

2017 Registration Form

 


Brick Campaign
Become a permanent part of the YWCA's legacy with the purchase of a brick tile. Each brick tile will be included in our Legacy Wall located along our front entraceway.

Order your brick tile by clicking here
 

 

 
 

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