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YWCA Minneapolis is a trusted social justice organization with a 125+ year history of advocacy for women and children. Through our high-quality programs, classes and workshops, we connect individuals and families across the Twin Cities with the knowledge, community and resources to thrive.

View the latest press releases and news reports featuring YWCA Minneapolis below. For media inquiries, please contact Cori Mattli at or 612-460-1125.

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YWCA Otters Swim Team Alumn Teaches Elementary School Children about Inclusivity

February 5, 2020

An inspiring young Team USA Paralympian athlete named Natalie Sims visited Eagle Bluff Elementary school to speak to kids about her life journey. Sims has a limb-deficiency where her right...

Twin Cities Mom Collective: Belly Breathing With Your Babies

January 23, 2020

For the children in our classrooms, we focus on belly breathing, creating calm spaces and encouraging stress-reducing activities like blowing bubbles or playing with lavender-scented play-dough.

Op-Ed: Minnesotans should make 2020 the year for civic engagement

January 21, 2020

New year’s goals are often dedicated to personal improvement, like creating a new fitness goal, sticking to a budget, going to bed early or giving up sweets (a hard one...

YWCA Minneapolis Welcomes New Board Members

January 5, 2020

YWCA Minneapolis announces nine new members joining the board of directors. Each bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge to the governing role. July 2019: Colette Campbell, Nancy...

Announcing the 2020 It’s Time to Act! Forum Series

December 9, 2019

YWCA Minneapolis is launching the second annual It’s Time to Act!™ Forum Series, events that engage participants for deeper learning and action planning around issues of race, equity, identity and...

Media Coverage of New President and CEO, Michelle Basham

December 6, 2019

From the Star Tribune: Veteran Twin Cities nonprofit executive will take over as CEO of YWCA Minneapolis “Michelle Basham, a veteran nonprofit executive, will take over as CEO of YWCA...