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  • UNL Celebrate's Womens History Month

    Wikipedia is the most used reference site in the world but only roughly 12% of its editors are female. Coverage of female scientists, poets, engineers, and other careers is seriously lacking.

    On March 15th, 2016 as a part of Women's Week, a diverse group of individuals came together to help close the gender gap on Wikipedia and became Wiki editors! We had four stations at the event to cover the entire writing process: Choosing a topic, researching, writing and editing, and (of course) celebrating! For each article that was created or substantially added to, Aspen Lincoln donated $5 to a YWCA SMART Girls. We raised $255 for YWCA SMART Girls with the help of of Aspen, our sponsors, and participants!

  • Is your daughter creative and imaginative? Sign her up for SMART Girls Club where she will put her creativity to work designing solutions to real world problems!

  • YWCA Lincoln seeks a part time administrative assistant to provide administrative support to the Executive Director. The administrative assistant will also be responsible for general clerical duties such as filing, scanning, and mailing. The administrative assistant will also assist clients at a partnering agency as they obtain vouchers for employment clothing.

  • Lincoln, NE--On Thursday September 10 previous Caregiver Chick of the Lincoln Caregivers Education Group Suzy Campbell will be training members of the Lincoln community to provide respite care for people with disabilities to raise awareness of respite care and to advocate for current respite caregivers.

  • Volunteers Needed: Mother Daughter Circles

    YWCA Lincoln is excited to announce a new program, Mother Daughter Circles within the Sudanese Community. Mother Daughter Circles provides mothers and daughters the opportunity to strengthen their bonds through shared listening, creative expression, and skill building. Mother Daughter Circles promote empathy, communication skills, stress reduction, setting limits and honoring boundaries, exploring meanings and messages about female identity, identifying relationship accountability, and experiencing affirmation together and within their broader female community.

    Volunteers are needed to provide meals for families attending the circles meetings. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Andrea Curtis for more information.

  • Lincoln, NE--On Saturday July 18 YWCA Respite Coordinator Mary Shada will be training members of the Lincoln community to provide respite care for people with disabilities at the Continuing Education Center.

  • YWCA Welcomes New Board Members

    The YWCA Lincoln Board of Directors welcomes six new members to the board. The new members are Karen Bell-Dancy, Community Learning Center Coordinator at Dawes Middle School; Kathleen Dering, Principal at Elliott Elementary; Anna Eickholt, legislative aide to Senator Pansing Brooks; Darci Isherwood, HR manager at the Alliance Group; Irene Prince, District Transition Specialist with LPS; and Elspeth Walker, Business Development Specialist at Nelnet.

  • Purchase a membership for $25 or a student membership for $15, and you can join us in our fight for equity and equality for women, girls, and people of color.
    YWCA Lincoln has a 129 year history of helping women achieve success and happiness. You can help continue this legacy with your membership.

  • Focus Group

    YWCA Lincoln is gathering ideas, comments, opinions and recommendations about how you, your children, and family can be happy, healthy, and thriving. Your participation will help YWCA Lincoln plan services which are responsive to the needs of Lincoln residents.

    Focus groups will be held at the following times and locations:
    • Tuesday, April 14, 5:30pm-6:30pm at Malone Community Center, 2032 U St
    • Tuesday, April 21, 3:00pm-4:00pm at Center for People in Need, 3901 N 27th Street
    • Friday, April 24, 5:30pm-6:30pm at YWCA Lincoln, 2620 O Street
    • Saturday, April 25 at 10:30am-11:30 am Gere Library, 2400 S 56th Street

  • Please join us for the Young Women's Advocacy Day at the Nebraska State Capitol on March 12 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is open to young people, ages 14 to 24 of any gender identity and will promote political awareness and dialogue surrounding immigration, equity for women on college campuses, and the gender pay gap.

  • No En Pointe Ballet Production on February 1

    We are unable to have the production today due to weather conditions. We are so thrilled to be able to re-schedule our production in March. Please watch for more details regarding this production date change.

    Have a safe and warm day,

  • Ten Thousand Villages

    Community Shopping Event at Ten Thousand Villages November 13, 2014 5-9PM. 10% of all sales support YWCA Lincoln.

  • Join us this summer for STEM focused summer camps. You don't want to miss the zany contraptions, funky concoctions, and mad robots! There are camps for BOYS and GIRLS.

  • The Take a Break Program is hiring group leaders! Responsible for facilitating recreation and educational activities to ensure a safe and fun experience for assigned groups of children at the Take a Break Program. Take A Break (TAB) is a respite and child abuse prevention program that meets the first two Friday evenings of each month.

  • The Executive Director is the key management leader of the YWCA of Lincoln. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

  • The Winter/Spring 2014 Circles Registration is now open! The YW would like to announce a brand new Winter Circles offering-Public Speaking! It is no longer a luxury to have effective speaking skills. The YWCA Lincoln’s new program will help support and propel women in leadership roles by supporting their actions and ideas through strong communication skills. They will develop an ease and engagement in conveying their visions for themselves, their businesses, and their community. This new Public Speaking Circle is the first “skill training” to be added to the YWCA’s Women’s Circle Program. Click on the link above to visit our Circles page and to REGISTER NOW!!!

  • YWCA Lincoln Fire & Rescue Introduction to Fire Services

    Do you, or someone you know have an interest in a career or volunteer opportunity with the Lincoln Fire & Rescue Department? Well, this is your opportunity to begin your training! In partnership with Lincoln Fire & Rescue, the YWCA will hold 2 training classes in December, simply choose which day would work best for you: Thursday December 5th, from 5:45pm-10:00pm, or Saturday December 7th from 8:00am-12:00pm. There is a $20 class fee, with checks payable to the YWCA. Classes will be held at the Municipal Services Center at 901/949 West Bond Street, 68521. For questions, please contact Jeff Topil at: JTopil@lincoln.ne.gov. Diverse applicants are encouraged!

  • Respite Outreach Volunteer

    The SE Nebraska Respite Network is seeking a Respite Outreach Volunteer to assist the Respite Coordinators in spreading the word about Respite. Volunteers will receive training about how the Network operates and how Respite works. They will be responsible for attending health fairs, manning booths, and giving presentations about the Respite Network throughout all 17 counties in the SE Nebraska Service Area. Mileage will be reimbursed. Volunteers will need to have reliable transportation, valid driver's license & insurance & be able to pass a background check. Any interested parties should contact Misti McInteer at 402-434-3494 x 103 or misti@ywcalincoln.org.

  • Itty Bitty Musik comes to the YWCA!

    The mission of Itty Bitty Musik is to foster young children’s growth and development through shared music experiences.

    Peanut butter and jelly, socks and shoes, bats and baseballs, hide and seek, music and children--are all elements of childhood. Children are naturally interested in music, and music is naturally good for children!

    Itty Bitty Musik provides active, engaging early childhood music and movement experiences to young children, infants through pre-Kindergartners, using the internationally recognized Musikgarten curriculum.

    Musikgarten is the leader in early childhood music education for children, offering a complete multi-year educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and young children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. The curriculum is developed based on the ages and stages of children’s development. All aspects of a child's development are touched by music: physical, cognitive, emotional, and social.

    Singing—not just singing with pre-recorded CDs, but with the sound of real, live voices—rocking, dancing, playing instruments, echoing tonal and rhythmic patterns, and purposeful listening—all are a part of a Musikgarten class. Our approach to music education is fun and active for children and their families!

    For More Information or to Register
    Carrie Hansen, 402.937.1970
    Email: info@ittybittymusik.com
    Web: http://www.ittybittymusik.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IttyBittyMusik

  • Discover our great summer dance classes! Princess Camp, Pop-Star Camp, and Cheer. A featured class, Boys Rock, is for boys who want to rock it out and learn Hip-Hop, Break Dance, and Jazz to fun music.

  • Lincoln NE – The Women’s Foundation of Lincoln and Lancaster County and the YWCA Lincoln announce two upcoming nonpartisan events to encourage women to participate in public leadership. Whether interested in seeking appointments to public commissions or task forces, working on campaigns, running for political office or learning about the process, women of all ages are invited to participate in these events.
    The first Real Women Run Nebraska event will take place on Thursday, February 28 at the Rococo Theatre. Open to the public and free admission, the evening will begin at 6:30 P.M. with a social and networking opportunity for attendees to meet women who are state and local elected officials. At 7:00 P.M, there will be a panel and discussion about women in political life. Women leaders will share their perspectives on becoming involved in the political process and their journeys to office. Kathie Uhrmacher, President of the Women’s Foundation said, “Learning about the process is the first step to becoming involved. We hope lots of women will join us in this important community conversation.” The UNL Women’s Center and Soroptomists are also co-sponsors of this event.
    The second Real Women Run event will be a conference on Saturday, March 9 at the UNL Student Union from 10:00 A.M- 2:00 P.M. Attendees will participate in nonpartisan training sessions such as How to Organize a Political Campaign, Fundraising, Media and Getting Out the Message. Local and state officials will be available during lunch to meet with participants. For more information on either of these two events, visit www.lincolnwomen.org or e-mail lincolnwomen@gmail.com.

    Real Women Run – Find Your Voice originated in Utah as a collaborative nonpartisan effort between YWCA Salt Lake City, the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah and various other organizations interested in encouraging women to participate in public leadership, specifically by running for political office.

  • The YWCA Lincoln and the SE Nebraska Respite Network is excited to announce an upcoming grant opportunity. The purpose of the Special Projects fund is “to develop new respite programs or enhance existing ones across the lifespan.” Examples of program implementation might include a collaboration within a community to set up “Respite Days.” For example, from 2-4 on a Saturday, participating organizations / agencies would provide respite for a fee for children, adults, or the elderly. Another possibility would be the expansion of a respite program serving children or adults with developmental disabilities.

    For questions, please call 402.434.3494 ext 103 or email misti@ywcalincoln.org. Please note that the application is due on Friday, January 11th by 5pm to the YWCA Lincoln office.

  • This year’s YWCA Lincoln Tribute to Women will remember a legendary woman as well as honor and support women of today.

    “Timeless Allure: The Lessons, Leadership and Style of Sally Gordon” will start at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Grand Manse, 129 N. 10th St.

    The evening will include an auction of Gordon’s collection of hats, jewelry and accessories to benefit women served by the YWCA.

    Gordon died on Valentine’s Day -- just shy of her 103rd birthday. She had worked for three Nebraska governors and was the first female sergeant-at-arms of the Legislature -- all while raising a family.

    The awards ceremony will include the annual Gladys Forsyth, Chrysalis and Tribute to Women awards. A newly created Sally Gordon Award will go to a woman who has a positive attitude, deep interest in others and class without equal.

  • YWCA Lincoln Moving Up

    LINCOLN, NE – Today, the YWCA Lincoln Board of Directors announced the organization is moving to a new location on September 10th. The YW will now be at 2620 O Street.

    “The needs and programming of the YW have changed over the years,” said Executive Director Denise Scholl-Serrett. “While we will miss the history of the building constructed by this organization, our new space is more functional for our current needs and is best for the future of our agency.”

    The YW has been located in the building at 1432 N Street since it was constructed in 1936. The agency sold the building in the fall of 2009 to WRK and has been a tenant ever since.

    “There are many good memories in the YWCA building, but our new space will allow for En Pointe Dance Academy to expand, more functional staff and programming areas, as well as help us keep our overhead costs down,” said Scholl-Serrett.

    Volunteers are needed to help with the move. Those interested can call 402-434-3494 or email Jmeyer@ywcalincoln.org for more information.