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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 YW Wednesdays 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, YW Wednesdays are designed to build community and create change.

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

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Press Releases

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

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”

Following Governor Wolf’s directive, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s operations remain largely virtual.  As we adapt to our modified schedule, appointments are required.  Our Homewood-Brushton Early Child Development Center is open, with special precautions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our Pre-K Counts classrooms in Homewood and Braddock Hills will open in the fall. Click here to view our family welcome packet for more information. Please check our website frequently for service updates and sign up to receive our monthly newsletter. For a list of local resources, please follow this link.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact United Way’s PA 2-1-1 Southwest by texting your zip code to 898-211, visiting pa211sw.org or by dialing 2-1-1.

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