New Director, Summer Programs Marshfield Branch


YWCA Cambridge Announces New Director, Summer Programs, Marshfield Branch

Eva Martin Blythe, YWCA Cambridge Executive Director, announced today that Amy Collins-Gordon has been hired to fill the newly created Director, Summer Programs position at the association’s Marshfield Branch on Ferry Hill Road.  Ms. Collins-Gordon will begin her duties on Monday, February 27, 2017. 

Ms. Collins-Gordon is a Marshfield native with extensive teaching experience in area public schools.  Most recently she has been Executive Director of Second Nature Social Skills, a Plymouth-based company that assists children, adolescents and adults to successfully apply functional, behavioral and social skills in their daily living.  A skilled administrator, Ms. Collins-Gordon has partnered with the YWCA Cambridge Marshfield Branch through Second Nature Social Skills to provide specialized services and inclusion opportunities for students that have social challenges.  She also has contributed significantly to the Marshfield Branch Summer Day Camp curriculum in areas such as: weekly theme offerings, and daily hands-on and Fun Friday activities. 

Ms. Collins-Gordon will be responsible for all aspects of Summer Day Camp operations including but not limited to: planning, program development, marketing and public relations, market analysis, budget oversight, hiring and camp enrollment.  She will work closely with the Marshfield Branch Summer Day Camp Director, Summer Day Camp Counselors and members of the YWCA Cambridge Management Team, especially the Development Manager. 

Enrollment for Marshfield Branch Summer Day is open now on the YWCA Cambridge website, www.ywcacam.org. Contact Carol Lyons, clyons@ywcacam.org, with questions or for more information

The YWCA Cambridge was founded in 1891.  Today, 125 years later, the area association, like other YWCAs across the United States, is dedicated to “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all”.  In addition to operating the Marshfield Branch, YWCA Cambridge’s services include housing for indigent single women and homeless families; Girls Only Leadership Development (GOLD), a leadership program for 8th grade girls; and wellness programs including Boston Classical Soo Bahk Do, a traditional Korean martial art.  The annual “Tribute to Outstanding Women” is a hallmark YWCA Cambridge program that recognizes women of exceptional accomplishment in both the Cambridge and Marshfield areas.

In 1944, the Ferry Hill Road property where the Marshfield Branch is located was loaned and subsequently deeded to the YWCA Cambridge for use as a welcoming place for Cambridge residents to have summer outings.  In more recent years the facility has been used for Summer Day Camp and adult programs.

For more information contact Eva Martin Blythe at 617-491-6050, or email admin@ywcacam.org.

 


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Signs of Protest: Posters, Photos, and Art from the Women's March' is a group show featuring work from Boston area artists and photographers who participated in the Boston Women's March for America on January 21, 2017. The works explore personal reactions to the March, both positive and negative. The show is organized by MA Artists for Change, a group of artists and musicians who come together to create, resist, and build a community engaged in activism.

Join us on Friday, March 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00pm for a reception to talk about the pieces, the Boston Women’s March, and more!

If you cannot join us at the reception, be sure to celebrate International Women's Day with us on Wednesday, March 8th from 7:00 – 9:00pm with music, poetry, and collaborative art! 

Join with other people to work on collaborative banner celebrating women that will be displayed at the YWCA! Feel free to bring your favorite art supplies and your favorite empowering poem to share. Otherwise, stop by the YWCA Cambridge (Main Building) during our regular hours to experience the resulting art from a historic and defining event. Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

 

 


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