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A New Year

A letter from Executive Director Kristin Griffith: I continue to be amazed by the sheer passion and commitment our community has for the  girls and young women of the YWRC. Our clients never fail to move and humble me with their desire to succeed and ability to  thrive in situations where many of us would falter. As […]

What is ‘Rape Culture’?

“Rape culture exists because we don’t believe it does,” Walter Moseley points out in his The Nation¹ article. I’d like to believe Moseley’s thought—that the reason rape culture exists is because we haven’t wrapped our mind around the problem and how it functions. With that in mind, I think it’s only fair to educate those […]

#everygirldeserves – a message from Kristin

Every girl deserves a life of possibilities. That is what we believe in at the Young Women’s Resource Center. While we would like to believe that sentiment is held in high regard by all, it has certainly been challenged recently. Many of our basic assumptions about what is right in our country have been confronted. So […]

Young Mothers High School Programs

National statistics show that only 38% of young women who become pregnant while still attending high school will graduate with a high school diploma. At the Young Women’s Resource Center young mothers are actively challenging this statistic with 83% of YWRC mothers obtaining a high school diploma. Perinatal Specialist, Ashley Ezzio, and Parenting/Life Skills Specialist, […]

What Would Louise Do?

When I imagine Louise Rosenfield Noun, the leader of a group of visionary women who founded the Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC), I envision a small woman with pure white hair and a stare that could immediately put you in your place. This vision is driven by what I have read about Louise in her […]

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Faces of YWRC

#whyimarch

by Maeve Morrow (Maeve is an active member of the YWRC’s Sheroes group. Sheroes is a group for high school young women interested in philanthropy and community building.) When I first heard about plans for a march on Washington, driven by people who wanted to speak up about women’s rights, some of my hope for our […]

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Mowitz

Sarah Mowitz is often the first impression new visitors and clients have of the YWRC. Her warm smile and genuine welcome help all to feel at ease. We’re excited to feature her in this month’s Staff Spotlight, and to share a little more about her. Sarah has been with the YWRC as the Volunteer and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Haberman

Volunteers continue to be a crucial component of the YWRC’s success. We are grateful for the time and talent these community members give. This month, we are excited to celebrate one of our most consistent volunteers, Erin Haberman. Though Erin’s involvement with the YWRC began as a way to fulfill a volunteer requirement, it quickly […]

Board Spotlight: Teri Button

We are pleased to recognize Teri Button in our Board Member Spotlight feature. Teri has been an active member of the Young Women’s Resource Center’s Board of Directors for six years and currently serves as President. She was first involved with the YWRC through ‘Maddie’s Circle’, an organization that helped to create and implement a […]

#everygirldeserves – join us!

            Help us show the girls and young women of our community how truly valued they are. Join our #everygirldeserves campaign to spread the word of just how limitless a girl’s life can be. Here’s how: Step 1: Print this template, write what you think #everygirldeserves in the blank and snap […]

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