YWCA HIGH POINT COMMUNITY BUILDERS

Community Stories

High Point is a dynamic city, and we are fortunate to have a wide range of allies in our mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

There is no one right way to live this mission, and we have learned much as we work alongside other initiatives with their sights set on a more just world. [Resource: Real Problems, Real Numbers, Real Consequences]

We want to ensure anyone interested in our mission can share the knowledge we’ve gleaned from community leaders. We are very proud to share with you stories of our best practices in equity building and portraits of two other High Point organizations with leaders who have embraced the opportunity to further antiracism through their programming, directly and systemically.

In partnership with High Point University’s Center for Community Engagement and Change Often – Social Innovation Firm, we invite you to familiarize yourself with stories and resources that will inspire and orient you within our community’s work to build an antiracist High Point – one that empowers and one that promotes peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

All community data cited in these case studies have been pulled from Guilford County (April 2022) and High Point (June-July 2021) Nonprofit DEI Indices collected in collaboration with the Guilford Non-Profit Consortium. Complete indices are available here.

Read on to hear how YWCA High Point, the United Way of High Point, and Reading Connections promote antiracism through organizational leadership, intentional programming, and systemic approaches to antiracist culture. Additionally, we hope you will browse our curated list of antiracist resources for any organization, take our survey, and share our Anti-Racism Rubric with your organizational leadership.

Resource: Social Justice Glossary
Resource: Anti-Racist Service Delivery Model

If you have antiracist work to share, tell us! Join the work of Community Builders by clicking here to subscribe to our email list.

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High Point University (HPU) AmeriCorps VISTA Gabi Bryce sat down with Latoya Bullock, Vice President of Community Impact at the United Way of High Point, to learn more about antiracist leadership in High Point, as well as Ms. Bullock’s role in developing such leadership.

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High Point University (HPU) AmeriCorps VISTA Natalie Lucas sat down with Heidi Majors, Executive Director of the High Point YWCA, to learn more about how organizations can incorporate equity into the structure of their leadership while empowering women, addressing the pervasiveness of systemic racism, and seeking solutions by partnering with the community they serve.

Read The Full Story
While some organizations set their sights on eliminating racism to affect positive social change, other initiatives find themselves immersed in the antiracist cause simply because it is the only way to interrupt disparities. Reading Connections never set out to end racism through literacy, but their team knows well that personal and systemic racial bias can prevent people from living their fullest life.

Read the Full Story

Community Stories

High Point is a dynamic city, and we are fortunate to have a wide range of allies in our mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

There is no one right way to live this mission, and we have learned much as we work alongside other initiatives with their sights set on a more just world. [Resource: Real Problems, Real Numbers, Real Consequences]

We want to ensure anyone interested in our mission can share the knowledge we’ve gleaned from community leaders. We are very proud to share with you stories of our best practices in equity building and portraits of two other High Point organizations with leaders who have embraced the opportunity to further antiracism through their programming, directly and systemically.

In partnership with High Point University’s Center for Community Engagement and Change Often – Social Innovation Firm, we invite you to familiarize yourself with stories and resources that will inspire and orient you within our community’s work to build an antiracist High Point – one that empowers and one that promotes peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

All community data cited in these case studies have been pulled from Guilford County (April 2022) and High Point (June-July 2021) Nonprofit DEI Indices collected in collaboration with the Guilford Non-Profit Consortium. Complete indices are available here.

Read on to hear how YWCA High Point, the United Way of High Point, and Reading Connections promote antiracism through organizational leadership, intentional programming, and systemic approaches to antiracist culture. Additionally, we hope you will browse our curated list of antiracist resources for any organization, take our survey, and share our Anti-Racism Rubric with your organizational leadership.

Resource: Social Justice Glossary
Resource: Anti-Racist Service Delivery Model

If you have antiracist work to share, tell us! Join the work of Community Builders by clicking here to subscribe to our email list.

Discover Community Stories

High Point University (HPU) AmeriCorps VISTA Gabi Bryce sat down with Latoya Bullock, Vice President of Community Impact at the United Way of High Point, to learn more about antiracist leadership in High Point, as well as Ms. Bullock’s role in developing such leadership.

Read the Full Story

High Point University (HPU) AmeriCorps VISTA Natalie Lucas sat down with Heidi Majors, Executive Director of the High Point YWCA, to learn more about how organizations can incorporate equity into the structure of their leadership while empowering women, addressing the pervasiveness of systemic racism, and seeking solutions by partnering with the community they serve.

Read The Full Story
While some organizations set their sights on eliminating racism to affect positive social change, other initiatives find themselves immersed in the antiracist cause simply because it is the only way to interrupt disparities. Reading Connections never set out to end racism through literacy, but their team knows well that personal and systemic racial bias can prevent people from living their fullest life.

Read the Full Story

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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.

Kay Maynard