The Something to Do
Dear Friends and Family,
Many of you know that I have been an advocate for social justice and families at risk for the past few decades through my work with nonprofits and at the Boulder Valley School District. In May of 2018, I decided to wrap up at BVSD to follow my heart and try to make a bigger difference in the world. It was a tough transition, but I finally landed at the YWCA--a place whose mission matches my own: eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
For more than 95 years, YWCA Boulder County has been providing vital services to women and children and offering programs to help eliminate racism in our community. In the past six months, I have been proud to double the reach of our Reading to End Racism program in Boulder schools and train many more citizen volunteers who are also stepping up at this time of national crisis. At the YWCA's Children's Alley, an outstanding staff of ELC teachers provides affordable drop-in, temporary childcare center, serving 600 children each year, and offering extended hours, including evenings and Saturdays. It is the only center of its kind in the county. Other programs and partnerships bring opportunity and support to young women of color whom face exceptional barriers. And, the YWCA and its Board is actively advocating for legislation, such as the Violence Against Women Act currently stalled in Congress.
I am asking for your support, in any amount, of the YWCA Dash and Bash that will raise funds to help these essential, empowering programs. It's through positive action that we can and will succeed. Thank you very much!