Category Archives: Faces of the YWRC

YWRC Supporter Spotlight: Maggie Glisan

This month we are excited to feature a supporter that has joined alongside our journey for the past 14 years: Maggie Glisan! Maggie first learned about us back in 2010 as an active young professional and through our Sex Trivia and Celebrity Servers Night events. Learning about our mission and work is what has kept […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Carleen Sierra

This month we are excited to celebrate one of our dedicated volunteers, Carleen Sierra! Carleen first became involved with the YWRC after receiving an assignment in one of her classes to do a community service project. She wanted to volunteer at an organization that directly impacts women and girls and found the YWRC through an […]

Staff Spotlight: Tracy Limon

As we kick off a new year, we are excited to spotlight one of our newest team members, Tracy Limón! Tracy joined the Young Women’s Resource Center as a Counselor in October 2023. Specializing in cognitive behavior/talk therapy, she offers voluntary and confidential counseling services for girls and young women both in schools and at […]

New Years Eve 2023 – Letter from Kari.

Happy New Year’s Eve! Thank you for joining us in solidarity with local girls and young women for another year. Here’s to celebrating the close of 2023 and looking forward to new beginnings in 2024!  At the YWRC, we have had a whirlwind of a year, which has given us the opportunity to refocus, reframe, and […]

Alum Spotlight: Sycrisha Conway

This month we are excited to feature and celebrate one of our program alums, Sycrisha Conway! Sy was introduced to the YWRC by her mom and joined the YWRC when she was 16 years old. Since then, she has completed several certifications and degrees, and runs her own successful business. We’ve enjoyed getting to know […]

Board Spotlight: Scott Valbert

This month we are excited to feature Scott Valbert as our Board Spotlight. While Scott is an active member of the YWRC Board of Directors, he also volunteers on the Marketing Committee, has organized in-kind donations, and has helped with our client events (shout out to the time he helped us carry heavy tables on […]

PRIDE 2023

When I think of PRIDE month, a variety of emotions come to the surface for me as a queer woman. I am first filled with excitement and enthusiasm as we gear up for a month focused on really positive affirmations and inclusivity toward this community. Being able to see messages of celebration for a community […]

Supporter Spotlight: Shannon Bielski

This month we are pleased to celebrate longtime supporter, Shannon Bielski! Shannon has been a consistent presence with the YWRC and we know we can absolutely count on her to see each project through. “My first involvement with YWRC was 15 years ago, when I attended my first Polk County Women Attorneys Basket Auction to benefit […]

Intern Spotlight: Summer 2022

This month we are celebrating the three interns who joined our team this summer (2022): Carla, Mary Carmen, and Tania! These three helped with a wide variety of Empowerment and Young Moms projects while earning educational credit and experience. Mary Carmen supported all of the Young Moms groups at the YWRC (Childbirth Education, Postpartum, and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Henderson

This month we are excited to celebrate one of our most active, dedicated, and long-term volunteers, Karen Henderson. Karen has done it all throughout the past 11 years. She served as a member of our Board of Directors, volunteered as part of our gala committee, provided cookie decorating supplies for participant holiday parties, hosted a […]