Mixed kudos (and sarcasm) on fighting racism

Regarding her [commentary] in the June 9, Mountain Xpress ["Ending Racism"], cheers to Kathryn Liss and the YWCA for making one more incremental but crucial step towards a race-blind society! Now the Young Women's Christian Association can concentrate on God's work: support of age discrimination, sexism and religious intolerance. Bravo, ladies!

— Norman Plombe
Asheville

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4 thoughts on “Mixed kudos (and sarcasm) on fighting racism

  1. travelah

    God’s work is saving souls regardless of age or gender. Otherwise, take the Christian out of YWCA.

  2. Ami Worthen

    To set the record straight, our official/legal name is the YWCA of Asheville and WNC. Both the local YWCA and the national YWCA legally changed our names to just YWCA (dropping the acronym) years and year ago. This was intentional to be inclusive.

    The YWCA of Asheville welcomes and serve all people, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. There is great diversity in our building every day.

    I invite you to give me a call to set up a tour of our facility to find out more about the wonderful programs the YWCA offers to empower families in this community.

    Ami Worthen
    Marketing Director
    YWCA of Asheville
    828-254-7206 x 203
    http://www.ywcaofasheville.org

  3. Ami Worthen

    Each of the YWCA of Asheville’s programs empower families (and the individuals in them) in different ways.

    Here are a few examples:

    The YWCA Child Care Center, After-School programs and Summer Camps empower working families by providing affordable care while parents are at work. These programs empower the children with enriching, education activities. The Child Care Center teaches children age-appropriate skills – preparing the oldest kids for Kindergarten, etc. Our School-Age programs provide tutoring and homework help. All of the kids on our programs have access to swim lessons.

    The YWCA Diabetes Wellness program empowers people with the skills to control their disease with fitness and diet.

    The YWCA MotherLove program empowers teen mothers by providing support to graduate high school, thus increasing the odds for financial success in life for both the mother and her child.

    The YWCA New Choices program empowers women to become economically self-sufficient through one-on-one case management, a support group, and free drop-in child care.

    As I said above, I invite you for a tour to learn about our programs more in depth.

    Ami Worthen
    YWCA of Asheville

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