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Media Center

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is committed to the biggest issues of the day as they affect Pittsburgh and the nation. Follow the links below to find out about our work.

On the third Wednesday of every month, YWCA’s Center for Race & Gender Equity hosts Action Conversations on Race, a panel discussion dedicated to racial justice. Featuring local experts and leaders in fields such as equity and diversity, policy change, and advocacy, Action Conversations are designed to build community and create change.

Watch videos of past Action Conversations at our YouTube channel and click here to sign up for upcoming Conversations.

Press Releases

August 21,2023: Applications Now Open for YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Grant Program Aimed at Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women.

May 16, 2022: “YWCA Greater Pittsburgh signs new lease at Birmingham Place”

April 7, 2022: “YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Closes Sale of Downtown Building”

February 11, 2021: “YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Confirms $20 Million Grant from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott for Accelerating Its Mission Expansion”

June 16, 2020: “YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Selling Downtown Property”

June 3, 2020: “YWCA CEO Calls for Action in Response to Death of George Floyd”

April 20, 2020: “Under New Leadership, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Steps Up to the COVID Challenge”

External publications

September 10, 2021: Technical.ly “Youth Resource Roundup: 10 programs to help Pittsburgh students break into STEM”

August 27, 2021: PublicSource “YWCA Greater Pittsburgh gains momentum in mission to fight racism and empower women”

March 3, 2021: WTAE “Fighting hate together”

February 11, 2021: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “YWCA Greater Pittsburgh to use $20M from MacKenzie Scott to address racial, gender inequities”

December 18, 2020: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “YWCA Greater Pittsburgh receives share of $4 billion distributed by MacKenzie Scott”

September 28, 2020: Pittsburgh Business Times “Personalities of Pittsburgh: YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh CEO Angela Reynolds is leading through action”

July 16, 2020: WTAE “CommUNITY Champion: Dr. Angela Reynolds”

July 14, 2020: The Pittsburgh 100, “A renewed mission for social justice and equity”

June 17, 2020: WPXI, “Mayor Peduto names members of Pittsburgh Community Task Force on Police Reform”

June 16, 2020: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “YWCA to sell downtown headquarters on Wood St”

June 16, 2020: TribLive, “YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Downtown building is on the market”

June 16, 2020: Pittsburgh Business Times, “YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh lists long-time downtown building for sale”

June 9, 2020: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “YWCA seizes the moment to promote more advocacy for race and gender equality”

June 9, 2020: Pittsburgh Business Times, “YWCA Greater Pittsburgh outlines new support and advocacy path”

June 6, 2020: PublicSource, “Ten ways employers can support working parents during the pandemic”

June 4, 2020: Pittsburgh Business Times, “What Pittsburgh organizations are saying regarding recent protests and demonstrations”

April 30, 2020: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “YWCA’s CEO gets ‘crash course’ by starting job weeks before COVID-19 shutdown”

April 21, 2020: The Pittsburgh 100, “YWCA’s Resource Center remains a beacon in time of crisis”

April 20, 2020: Pittsburgh Business Times, “YWCA of Pittsburgh names new CEO, offers financial assistance to those impacted by COVID-19”