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Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women.

The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Seniors Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

On May 3rd, 2016 YWCA East County Senior Services (along with the help of Ambleside Meals on Wheels, Elders in Action, and El Programa Hispano) held a Cinco de Mayo Latino outreach event for local senior citizens in the Gresham area.

Seniors share growing issues at People’s Forum

On April 19th, community members and organizations that provide care and resources to seniors gathered to educate the public and policy members about the realities of an aging population, the gaps in services, shrinking resources, and challenges that exist for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities.

Dismantling Racism (08/03)

In this workshop participants will understand racism in a historical and current context, learn about white privilege, develop knowledge of institutional racism, and address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society.

Dynamics of Poverty (08/16)

This training will help participants define poverty and explore its causes and effects. We will review national and local data on the demographics of people living in poverty as well as risk factors that can make one more vulnerable to economic instability (such as race, gender and subjective social status).