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Support us through Fashion Project!

Support us through Fashion Project, a designer clothing resale site. It's spring cleaning time - empty out your closets and select the YWCA Cambridge as your non-profit of choice. When you donate clothes to the Fashion Project and select us as your favorite non-profit, 55% of the net proceeds from resales will go directly to us. You may even be elgible to receive a $40.00 Nordstrom gift card for every 5 qualifying items, too!

Make Fashion a Force for Good: Fashion Project

Amazon Smile Donations

Now, AmazonSmile will make a donation to YWCA Cambridge when you shop there!

CAMBRIDGE YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION

Equal Pay Day Discussion

Equal Pay Day 2014 is approaching! Join us on twitter for a community discussion about this important issue impacting women's economic empowerment.

Register for Stand Against Racism Event

Register for Stand Against Racism 2014! Join us with the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School for a film and discussion event on April 17. The film "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" will be screened.

Attendees must register for the event beforehand. Register here.

More details in our calendar

Letter to the Cambridge Chronicle

Check out this letter our Board Member Laurie Forcier wrote to the Cambridge Chronicle on behalf of the YWCA Cambridge Board of Trustees! She discusses our burst pipe disaster in January and the fantastic community response we received.

"LETTER: YWCA thanks community for support during flood aftermath"

Call for Women Artists!

Call for local women artists! YWCA Cambridge is looking for art and photography to display in our recently renovated lobby. Please get in touch with Anna Weick, Aweick@ywcacam.org for more information.

NuVu Exhibit on Display at YWCA Cambridge

The NuVu Studio installed photos in our lobby as part of a photography art project. Come by and see their incredible work, from now until March 8, 2014.

Regina Caines Chosen for Cambridge NAACP Justice Award

Congratulations to our retired board member and previous board chair, Regina Caines, on the recent recognition of her service by the Cambridge NAACP. She is the recipient of the 2014 Cambridge NAACP Justice Award to commemorate her lifelong commitment to social justice. Thank you, Regina, for all you do.

Cambridge MLK Day of Service

Come honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.

at the 4th Annual

Cambridge MLK Day of Service

Monday January 20 from 2 – 5 pm

Lend your hands and come work with friends and neighbors on hands on service projects that will touch the lives of thousands of people in need in Cambridge and Somerville.

• Make fleece scarves and blankets for homeless children, teens and adults,

• make Valentines for shut-in elders and veterans,

• make activity kits for kids waiting in hospital emergency rooms,

• make bookmarks for children and adults in literacy programs,

• sort donated food, children’s books, winter clothing and toiletries.

Welcome Gathering on City Hall steps at 2:00 pm.

with singers Valerie Stephens and Cambridge Childrens’ Chorus,

poet Toni Bee and Reverend Jonathon Walton, Memorial Church

All ages welcome! Come for an hour or the entire afternoon.

Don’t come empty handed!

Bring a can of food, a children’s book or a gently used item of winter clothing.

All projects take place in Central Square, Cambridge at City Hall, the Citywide Senior Center and the YWCA.

More info at http://manyhelpinghands365.org

or email manyhelpinghandsmlkday@gmail.com

Please pre-register to help us plan and make sure we have enough supplies. Register Here

We are expecting a large turnout at 2pm -- you can come any time during the afternoon (even if you have not pre-registered).