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    Over 500 YWCA leaders from around the country gathered in our nation’s capitol the first week Eva Longoria 1 of June for the YWCA USA 2013 CONFERENCE: WHAT WOMEN WANT. It was an amazing experience, and three representatives from the YWCA of San Francisco and Marin attended – Board President Heather Cameron, Executive Director Jane Winter, and CFO Kathryn Mintz.

    One day was spent on Capitol Hill meeting with elected officials and their staffs about Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), a top YWCA legislative priority for the 113th Congress. It was inspiring to see hundreds of YWCA women wearing persimmon scarves walking the halls of Congress in a statement of powerful support for CIR. Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer as well as House Minority Leader Pelosi and Freshman Representative Jared Huffman are all strong supporters of immigration reform, and they are hopeful that immigration reform legislation will pass this summer, but there is much work to do before the August ’13 recess.

  • YWCA USA Announces Top National Legislative Priorities for the 113th Congress

    Leading Women’s Organization to Focus on Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Immigration Reform and a Fair Budget

    Washington, D.C. ― As one of the leading organizations dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism, the YWCA USA has selected its top three advocacy priorities for the 113th Congress. Today, the YWCA is sending a letter outlining the top three national advocacy priorities to the U.S. House and Senate, and to the White House.

  • For immediate publication
    Date: 10/1/12

    The Board of Directors of YWCA San Francisco and Marin is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Winter as their new Executive Director.  Retiring Executive Director, Judy Case, is leaving YWCA San Francisco and Marin after 5 years, having expanded the Girls’ Leadership and Technology programs as well as the 50+ Employment program in Marin.

  • AS WE GET READY to celebrate "National Employ Older Workers Week," we have a unique opportunity to recognize the knowledge and abilities older workers bring to the workplace.

    Older workers are the fastest growing sector of the American workforce. Projections are that the number of workers 55 and older will grow by 30 percent over the coming decade. Marin knows this well -one in four residents in the county is 60 years or older. This aging of America provides an opportunity to leverage the skills, work ethic and maturity of older workers, preparing for an intergenerational workforce into the future.

  • Betty Szudy chats with 74-year-old June Laange of Novato at the Marin Employment Connection in San Rafael. Szudy runs the the 50Plus Employment Project there. (IJ photo/Alan Dep)

    So you're over 50 and you're back in the job market.


    The YWCA of San Francisco-Marin wants to help you.