At its heart, YWCA High Point advocates for social justice with several key focus areas.  Social justice is embedded into the work we do internally as an organization and externally in the community with our clients and partner organizations.

By harnessing the potential of every woman, YWCA brings real change to the fight for gender equality and racial justice.

2019 ADVOCACY AGENDA

Goal: End the criminalization of people of color.

Issues Include:

  • Racial Profiling
  • School Discipline
  • School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • Mass Incarceration

Goal: Protect the rights and safety of marginalized communities.

Issues Include:

  • Voting Rights
  • Census

Goal: Remove barriers for women’s opportunities and expand workplace opportunities participation.

Issues Include:

  • STEAM Opportunities
  • Workforce Development

Goal: Ensure those seeking safety and opportunity in the US can arrive and live without fear, harm or discrimination.

Issues Include:

  • Family Separation
  • DREAM Act
  • Asylum for Survivors of Violence
  • Child Care
  • Housing

Goal: Ensure women, girls, and marginalized communities have access to quality, affordable, comprehensive, and culturally competent health care.

Issues Include:

  • Maternal Health
  • Health Disparities

ADVOCACY STRATEGIES

  1. Advocate for Legislation: Federal, State & Local
  2. Capitol Hill Day & In-District Advocacy Day
  3. Issue Education
  4. Community Forums
  5. Voter Registration
  6. Partnerships, Coalitions & Work Groups

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ADVOCACY EVENTS

YEARLY UPCOMING SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS

  • Stand Against Racism: April
  • Candidate Forum: September
  • Community Thanksgiving: November
  • Week Without Violence

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The YWCA has provided opportunities, programs, and support that is specific to my needs.

Anna Austin

I’ve never been to an organization that is more accommodating and friendlier than the YWCA of High Point.

Debora Karsetter

Good swimming, good fitness, good friends.

Paul Zejda

It’s convenient, has a great atmosphere, and a great selection of programs for the amount of pay.

Thomas Reid

The YWCA is that place that is like a third home to me. The people are super friendly, super welcoming, and super caring. That is what really makes the YWCA a place I love to be.

Michelle Chapin

Everyone I’ve come in contact with at the YWCA is genuinely nice and helpful. They are attentive to my needs and I always feel comfortable at the YWCA.

Marion Cobb

Along with the calm and pleasant atmosphere, the YWCA’s fitness programs that are offered have improved my overall health.

Barbara Phillips

I only have the highest things to say about the YWCA. The facilities and programs have met the specific needs of my wife and I and the people know us by name. Overall, it has been a great fit for us.

Elva and John Mays

The YWCA is convenient for me and my schedule. They are always consistent in their programs and always hospitable.

Teresa Owens

I appreciate the reliability and availability of their programs and amenities.

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