It is time to shed the remaining aftermath of the March fire and celebrate the rise of the YWCA! The YWCA Board of Directors invites YOU to an evening of Mardi Gras themed fun! Tickets are $50 per person and are still available by calling the YWCA at 330-823-1840. Check out those dinner choices prepared especially for Mardi Gras night! Thanks Alliance for all your support!
Monday, November 26, 2012
Hope you will consider joining us at the YWCA Rising from the Ashes for a Gala Mardi Gras Celebration on February 23, 2013 at Alliance Country Club. Great fun, great music, great food, great company for a great cause!
We are seeking donations for the silent and live auction - please contact the YW if you want to help us support women, kids and seniors.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
We feel the arms of our community, friends, colleagues, United Way of Greater Stark County, and Mid-Atlantic Region wrapping their arms around us offering their assistance and prayers; and we are grateful. The 3/28/12 early morning fire halted activities in the facility, but there has been no disruption to off-site services. Restoration teams are hard at work and we anticipate re-opening the facility by May 1st.
Thank you for your concern and support.
Thank you for your concern and support.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
On Saturday, the YWCA took our trailer to Silver Park to join with Artist First in an all-day concert to raise funds to address hunder in Alliance. Scott Zelasko booked 8 area bands to lend their voices and music in a free concert. The YWCA collected donations for the Alliance Community Pantry and sold beverages and food for their own Meals on Wheels program. Below Board Members Michelle Collins-Sibley, Barb Brown (concession committee) and Sherrie Wallace served up hot dogs, pizza, chips, water and soda. Great tunes, a good cause, a beautiful evening!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The YWCA Mid-Atlantic Regional Council Executive Director, Casey Harden, visited our Association this morning to learn more about the Alliance YWCA and to update Board and staff members on national and regional news, initiatives, and programs. Casey is visiting the Region's Ohio Associations. The visit included a brief tour and a lengthy work session followed by lunch prepared by our YW kitchen crew.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The YW was bursting to celebrate the achievements of their favorite eighteen year old! The June 2nd lunch hour was particularly loud and joyful as the YWCA celebrated a YW resident's high school graduation with a luncheon party complete with decorations , a high school memory display, a favorite meal, cake, flowers, balloons, gifts, and lots of best wishes. The group had additional reason to celebrate as the eighteen year old will begin college in the fall. To help prepare for the next step, the Board, residents, volunteers, and staff showered the young woman with gifts to assist in the transition including gift cards, book of poetry, college tee-shirt, new wallet, candles, and towels. And lastly, the YW presented her with a YWCA Book Award to assist with the purchase of books in the fall.
In 2010, the University of Mount Union and the YWCA of Alliance partnered in a Great Cities, Great Service grant to research and address interpersonal aggression. UMU students in Drs. Sarah Torok and Kathleen Piker-King's classes conducted focus groups, surveyed staff, teachers, and students, and worked in small groups throughout the semester with the YWCA's Girls Together middle school group under the Navigators program.
In the spring of 2010, UMU students presented their project at the university's Scholars Day and led a culminating on-campus activity for the YW's Girls Together group. In addition to team building activities and pizza, the university and middle school students processed the semester long research project by reading excerpts from a book of essays and poems written by the college students to encourage and support girls in navigating through middle school. Also in the spring of 2010, Drs. Torok and Piker-King made a formal presentation to school and YWCA personnel on their findings.
In 2011, UMU students continue the project by meeting throughout the semester with GT girls and again wrote essays and poems. The last phase of the project was completed when university and YW Girls Together students partnered to lead the "No Bully Zone" event at the elementary Navigator's Site located at Northside School.
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