Nicole Radford and Deputy Chief Tammie Stanley Join YWCA Northwestern Illinois Board of Directors

Two New Members Elected to YWCA Board of Directors   Rockford, IL—YWCA Northwestern Illinois welcomes two new members to the Board of Directors: Nicole Radford and Deputy Chief Tammie Stanley. Each will serve a three year term for up to three terms.   About Nicole—Nicole Radford, FACHE, MS, MT(ASCP) is the Director of Laboratory Services…

YWCA NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS RECEIVES $1 MILLION GIFT FROM PHILANTHROPIST MACKENZIE SCOTT

Rockford, IL– In an announcement made Tuesday, billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott named 384 organizations that will receive more than $4 billion in funding. Ms. Scott is a novelist, billionaire and venture philanthropist. She recently signed the Giving Pledge, committing to give at least half of her wealth to charity. YWCA Northwestern Illinois will receive $1…

YWCA NW IL Receives Funding to Expand Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency Training for Law Enforcement

November 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YWCA Northwestern Illinois Receives Funding to Expand Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency training for law enforcement in Boone and Winnebago counties The Healing Illinois initiative is an urgent invitation to create community-centered, inclusive and safe spaces to talk about racial disparities and design local solutions. Rockford, IL– YWCA Northwestern…

YWCA Scholarship Applications NOW Open

November 15, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     YWCA Now Accepting Scholarship Applications Rockford, IL  (November 15, 2020) – YWCA Northwestern Illinois is now accepting applications for the Bright Future Scholarship and La Voz Latina Scholarship. Scholarship winners will be announced March 1, 2021. Applications are available at https://www.ywcanwil.org/scholarships/. Bright Future Scholarship YWCA will present…

Order coffee to support YWCA!

We have a new partner! Fresh Horizons Coffee Company was founded with a commitment to give back to the community. For every online sale of Fresh Horizons Coffee products, YWCA Northwestern Illinois will receive a percentage of the profit. Not a coffee drinker? No problem; they have hot chocolate as well! Online sales must be completed…

Childhood Interactions

Interactions build relationships through interrelating and growth. Children learn by being with others. Children learn by being involved in making choices and decisions, and by feeling in control. Learning is enjoyable and rewarding for them when they challenge themselves. When they use and build on their existing knowledge, understanding, and skills, they enjoy learning. Children…

Reading to Children Matters

Our first encounter with reading is probably when we were read to from story books as children; remember those bedtime stories? We then begin learning the alphabet, basic math, fun and fascinating facts about animals, plants and the universe. We ask ‘whys’ and ‘how’s’. In books, we find their answers. Textbooks accompany us all through…