Y-WE Career Day 2024 Draws 130+ Seattle Teens to Network and Learn
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by Emma Miller
2w ago
On April 27, 2024, we hosted our 13th annual Career Day in downtown Seattle’s Best Buy Technology Development Center. Career Day is an opportunity for young people to build practical skills for success and make meaningful connections with adults and each other. It’s also about connecting youth to meaningful mentorship that reflects their identities, growing their community of support for job exploration, and exploring possibilities on the path to careers where diverse talent is still vastly underrepresented. This year’s Career Day featured a unique lineup of professionals including entrepreneu ..read more
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Y-WE’s STEAM Day Inspires the Next Generation of Professionals
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by Emma Miller
3M ago
On February 3, 2024, we hosted our annual STEAM Day at the Seattle Public Library in Downtown. STEAM Day is one of our biggest annual community events, and the intention is to provide an opportunity for young people to be exposed to new things and make meaningful connections with adults and each other. Women, trans, and gender expansive folks, especially BIPOC and queer folks, are historically underrepresented in STEAM fields, so it’s valuable for our youth to see themselves represented in adults from these professions. This year’s theme was “STEAM for social change,” focusing on how we can us ..read more
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No Mud, No Lotus: A Tribute to the Imperfection of MLK
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by Emma Miller
5M ago
Written by Y-WE’s Co-Executive Director, Reagan Jackson Originally published on the South Seattle Emerald Growing up in my household, MLK Day was a day on, not a day off. It was a time to honor the legacy of a great leader and get inspired for the year of activism to come. In addition to founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, some of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s achievements included organizing the Montgomery Bus Boycott, helping to get segregation laws changed in Birmingham, and standing strong in his commitment to nonviolence in the face of virulent racism ..read more
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Celebrating Another Year in Community
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by Emma Miller
5M ago
This past Friday night we hosted our second annual holiday party at the Y-WE office! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and joined in the fun. We had a blast celebrating another amazing year at Y-WE with staff, mentors, volunteers, facilitators, and community members. We played games, shared delicious food and drinks, and had a heated dance battle tournament! P.S. If you have serious FOMO looking at these pictures, we hope you’ll join us next year! Photos by Munoz Motions Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) cultivates the power of diverse young women and gender expansiv ..read more
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Wingale Teferi on Belonging, Becoming Free, & Y-WE
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by Emma Miller
7M ago
Our Purpose is a six-week storytelling and fundraising campaign with the goal of connecting to the core of Y-WE’s transformative work with youth. To help advance our collective vision and reach our fundraising goal of $150,000 to power our programs, make your gift today! Wingale Teferi (she/her) discovered Y-WE though our BIPOC Horse & Survival Camp and is now enrolled in our Nature Connections and Create programs. Reflecting on a liberated future, Wingale says that an essential “to become free is opportunity to see that freedom.”  “With this program, I’ve gotten so many opportunities ..read more
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How Y-WE Creates Collective Power
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by Emma Miller
7M ago
Our Purpose is a six week storytelling and fundraising campaign with the goal of connecting to the core of Y-WE’s transformative work with youth. We are decoding what it means to build a community of belonging, sharing the perspectives of Y-WE participants, and centering our vision of building a just and liberated future. To help advance our collective vision and reach our fundraising goal of $150,000 to power our programs, make your gift today! At Y-WE, we are building toward a just and liberated world because we believe in a future where all young people are free to pursue their dreams witho ..read more
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Grounding in Our Purpose: Build a liberated future now
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by Emma Miller
7M ago
Our Purpose is a six week storytelling and fundraising campaign with the goal of connecting to the core of what Y-WE does. We are decoding what it means to build a community of belonging, sharing the perspectives of Y-WE participants, and centering our vision of building a just and liberated future. To partner with us in this shared vision, make a gift and help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 before the end of 2023. Art by Esmeralda Vasquez Since our inception, Y-WE has been devoted to helping young women* to find their voice and claim their power. Every fall, your support has a direct i ..read more
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Free Palestine: The Continued Fight for Indigenous Liberation
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by Emma Miller
8M ago
As an organization committed to fostering inclusivity, empowerment, and dismantling barriers, Young Women Empowered acknowledges the systemic violence endured by the Palestinian people over the past 75 years. Although we cannot guarantee safety, we strive to cultivate a safe and inclusive space where our intergenerational community can discuss, address, and heal the traumas of colonization, genocide, slavery, forced migration, experienced by our own communities. The parallels between the historical forces that have shaped our country and the realities faced by Palestinians since the Nakba in 1 ..read more
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Seattle City Budget: How to Make Your Voice Heard Now
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by Emma Miller
8M ago
Right now, the City of Seattle is determining how they will distribute funds in our city for 2024. During this process we have an opportunity as residents of Seattle to influence these decisions. At Y-WE we often talk about building the future we want to see in the world, and while this may seem like a small step, this is one way to help shape the future of Seattle. These tips are brought to you by Y-WE’s Programs, Outreach, & Advocacy Manager, Karisa Morikawa!  How does the Seattle City budget process work? Every other year, the City of Seattle creates a budget for the upcoming two y ..read more
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Partner Spotlight: Claudia Lineras, Girasol Counseling
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by Emma Miller
9M ago
Earlier this year, Y-WE launched the Healing Justice Collective, an initiative that connects current and past Y-WE participants to trusted mental health practitioners and covers the cost. In this series we are highlighting the partners and practitioners who make the Healing Justice Collective possible. Claudia Lineras, Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (she/herella) of Girasol Counseling, is one of the therapists actively holding spots for Y-WE clients. She provides case management, family/community advocacy, and therapy for marginalized populations and communities of color.  List ..read more
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