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May 21, 2013 YWCA NH Finalist for Alfred P. Sloan Awards

The YWCA New Hampshire has been selected as a Finalist for the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, a prestigious award recognizing employers in NH that successfully use workplace flexibility to meet both organizational and employee goals.

The selection criteria were rigorous. Applicants were measured against data from a nationally representative sample of employers and had to score in the top 20% for flexible work programs and policies and for the supportiveness of the workplace culture. I think we can all agree that the flexibility available at the YW is a huge benefit of working here, and we are both excited and proud to have reached this level!

May 12, 2013 Katie McQuaid's: YWCA gives us hope

Katie McQuaid's Scene in Manchester: YWCA gives us hope in the toughest situations: "last Thursday's Empowerment Breakfast, I learned how the organization has gone from teaching swimming to teaching survival." ...more

2013 Heroes for Justice Honorees

MANCHESTER, NH – April 16, 2013- The YWCA New Hampshire is pleased to announce our 5th annual Heroes for Justice Award recipients and ceremony. The 2013 Heroes for Justice Award recipients have improved the lives and safety of violent crime victims and marginalized community members....more.

Happy Birthday 19th amendment!!!

Happy Birthday 19th amendment!!! The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle, a victory that took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see final victory in 1920, and by the way, the YWCA opened in Manchester in 1920!