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Board Spotlight: Ka’Meka Lowery

This month we’re excited to celebrate an important member of the YWRC community, Ka’Meka Lowery. For more than twenty years, Ka’Meka has supported both children and young adults to have access to education and resources to be successful. She has partnered with the YWRC in various roles throughout the years, her most recent role being […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Ariane Sundean

This month we’re delighted to highlight a supporter who has been involved as a volunteer with the YWRC for more than four years, Ariane Sundean! Currently, Ariane is the Vice President of the new Ambassadors committee.  Ariane first became involved with the YWRC after planning a fundraising event benefiting the YWRC. “I’m the president of […]

Supporter Spotlight: Kayla O’Connor

This month we’re pleased to introduce you to Kayla O’Connor, a member of the YWRC community who focuses on cultivating student engagement at Hiatt Middle School! Over the past few years, Kayla has been a key partner in ensuring Empowerment Groups have continued running smoothly at Hiatt. “I am the Student Engagement Coordinator at Hiatt, […]

Staff Spotlight: Christine Tucker

This month, we are excited to spotlight one of the newest YWRC staff members, Christine Tucker! Christine joined the team in April of 2021 as part of our Young Moms Program. While she hasn’t been here long, Christine has already made a meaningful impact in the lives of many participants. “I am the Young Moms […]

Juneteenth and Black Girl Magic – A Note from Chelsea

Hi there, I hope that, as we enter the summer months, you and your family are continuing to take good care. As we re-emerge from a year of isolation, anxiety, and “survival” mode – and as we are still wrestling with the remnants of a life-altering and deadly pandemic – I believe it to be […]

Board Spotlight: Karman Hotchkiss

This month we’re excited to introduce you to one of our board members, Karman Hotchkiss. Karman first became involved with the YWRC several years ago after making a donation and currently serves as our Board’s Vice President. She began following our mission and activities and was impressed with the ways the YWRC centers young women […]

About: Maria Robinson

While the YWRC works to create and fill a new Volunteer Coordinator position, Maria Robinson has generously offered her time and energy to support and manage the YWRC volunteer program during May and June. Learn more about Maria: Maria Robinson is a proud mother and wife who originally hails from Norfolk, VA where the majority […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Katie Reichardt

Volunteers are a key component of our ability to operate successfully. This month we are excited to feature a volunteer who joined us about a year ago to complete a special project: Katie Reichardt. Katie was curious about volunteer opportunities around the community and came across the YWRC. “If I’m honest, it came about in […]

Staff Spotlight: Jewelz Smith

If you’ve been involved with our Young Moms program recently, chances are you know this month’s Staff Spotlight, Jewelz Smith. Jewelz started at the YWRC four years ago in the Spring of 2017 as an intern and was hired in September of 2018 as the Young Moms Program Assistant. “After interning at the YWRC I […]

Supporter Spotlight: Sara Triplett

This month we are excited to celebrate a member of the YWRC community who is empowering youth to recognize the power of their voices, Sara Triplett! Sara started working at Goodrell Middle School as a Behavior Coach three years ago, and is currently a Behavior Strategist. She is also a co-facilitator for our Chrysalis Girls […]