Lighthouse Project – Ray of Light for YWCA

“It was a pleasure working with your staff, primarily Michele, and we were thrilled with what we were able to accomplish for the organization.” – Tyler Hodgin BB&T Lighthouse Project was busy here at the YWCA Greensboro last month. There were 49 volunteers who donated 276 working hours to the sprucing up of our facility. Among…

Young Women in Charge

Young Women in CHARGE (Confident, Healthy, Assertive, Resourceful, Gifted, and Empowered) is a youth centered adolescent primary pregnancy prevention program. We serve middle school and high school girls once a week at our school sites and community centers. Our program is designed to increase the relevancy, retention and relatability of our comprehensive sexual health curriculum…

Small Gestures from a Big Heart

Birthday Celebration Benefits Family Shelter Olivia Gascoyne knows the practice of charitable giving begins at home. So when her eighth birthday was approaching, Olivia decided in lieu of presents for herself she would ask her young guests and their parents to make donations to the YWCA Family Shelter. Those donations allowed the Family Shelter staff…

Teen Families Reading Together

For more information Contact: Christina Dobson Telephone: (336) 273-3461 Ext.202 Email: CDobson@ywcagsonc.org Teen Families Reading Together (TFRT) is a 10-week program for teen moms and their children, supporting the moms’ academic success and knowledge of parenting while promoting positive parent-child interaction. Each participant is matched with a mentor and offered the opportunity to: develop friendships receive…

A Moving Donation for the Family Shelter

Rawiyah Nash presents YWCA Family Shelter Director Michele Cheek a donation of more than $470, which is being used to buy bus passes and gas for cars owned by the residents of the shelter. “It is better to give and give generously to those in need,” said Ms. Nash who bestowed the gift on behalf of the Volunteerism Committee…

Aggie Backpacks are a big hit

The children’s eyes were on the prize: brand new backpacks filled with goodies. North Carolina A& T State University graduate student Martez Finch bent down to gently adjust the backpack on a small boy who looked up in awe at the tall man. The young recipient was pleased with the Star Wars backpack and even…