Deadline Extended through January 18, 2022 for YWCA Northwestern Illinois Scholarship Applications

Deadline Extended Through January 18, 2022!!!   Rockford, IL – YWCA Northwestern Illinois will begin accepting applications for the Bright Future and La Voz Latina Scholarships on November 8, 2021. Scholarship winners will be announced in March 2022. Applications are available at https://www.ywcanwil.org/scholarships/. Bright Future Scholarship YWCA will present $1,500 Bright Future scholarship to a…

Deadline Extended for nominations for the 2022 YWCA Women of Achievement Awards

Deadline Extended through January 18, 2022!! YWCA Northwestern Illinois is now accepting applications for the 2022 YWCA Women of Achievement Awards. The YWCA Women of Achievement Awards recognize individuals who strive to make a positive impact in their community and whose work aligns with the YWCA mission: eliminating racism and empowering women. Nominations are solicited…

YWCA Northwestern Illinois Launching Women’s Entrepreneurial Program

 APPLICATIONS CLOSED Rockford, IL—YWCA Northwestern Illinois has opened applications for its upcoming business development program. Diving Deeper: A Guided Business Plan is designed to help women of color overcome barriers to starting, growing and sustaining businesses while providing them with educational tools to increase their knowledge and confidence as entrepreneurs. It is a multi-week course…

YWCA Northwestern Illinois to register voters on National Voter Registration Day, September 28, 2021

  SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 IS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY YWCA Northwestern Illinois and League of Women Voters plan to register voters to celebrate the national holiday.   On September 28, the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford and YWCA Northwestern Illinois will host a voter registration event at YWCA Northwestern Illinois, 4990 E. State…

Week Without Violence 2021

BEYOND RESILIENCE: FROM SURVIVING to THRIVING Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for…