YWCA Rhode Island was founded in 1867 and is a multi-service 501c3 not-profit organization. We are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We are a social justice organization that prioritizes three important advocacy platforms: Health & Safety, Empowerment & Economic Advancement, and Racial Justice & Civil Rights. Our statewide organization is a nationally accredited member of YWCA USA and has local facilities in Central Falls, Providence, and Woonsocket.
YWCA Rhode Island provides direct service to, collaborates with, and advocates on behalf of the most structurally disenfranchised people in our society including low-wage workers, the unemployed, women and girls, people of color, English Language Learners, immigrants, survivors of abuse, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and current military members.
YWCA Rhode Island is proud to offer racial justice training and education as professional learning services. Embedded within our facilitated learning experiences are linkages to the topics of school culture and culturally responsive pedagogy. This professional development is intended for all educators (faculty/staff, administrators, and district staff) across all grade levels. Our professional learning services explore topics of identity, privilege, and structural power, as well as individual and institutional bias, in order to expand one’s understanding of the role racism and white supremacy played in the establishment of US institutions and laws. Participants engage in discussions, examine history, consider their spheres of influence, and have the opportunity to draft Action Plans for Equity.
Professional Learning Workshop Series
Technical Assistance & Coaching
Consulting & Assessment
Evidence of Impact
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