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YWCA Clark County Announces Fall Women's Leadership Center Workshop Series - 07/17/18

Vancouver, WA -- Women’s leadership is transforming.  YWCA Clark County is ensuring women will lead this transformation.  YWCA’s Women’s Leadership Center (WLC) is excited to announce the fall workshop series is live and accepting registration.


WLC is searching for 100 women who are ready to engage in their dynamic workshop series.  Workshops are led by game-changing facilitators including Jennifer Rhoads of The Community Foundation, City of Vancouver’s Chief Criminal Prosecutor Camara Banfield, and Dr. Jane Cote and Dr. Claire Latham of WSUV Carson School of Business.


2017 will be remembered, in part, as a year that women demanded to be heard. An unprecedented number of women both ran for and were elected to public office last year, and 2018 already has thousands of women preparing to run for government positions across the nation. This is an exciting development, and YWCA Clark County wants to be a part of this new wave of momentum. Yet while progress is being made, much work still needs to be made to achieve parity in leadership positions in both the public and private sectors.


YWCA Clark County strives for inclusivity and social justice at all levels of society and is uniquely positioned to support the advancement of women in Southwest Washington. Through mentorship, high-quality trainings, and workshops, women and female-identified individuals will develop leadership skills essential for success, self-confidence, and self-worth.  They will be guided by a values-based philosophy that embraces equity, inclusion, and service.


YWCA Clark County encourages all women who are interested in empowering themselves to be bold, engaged, and dynamic to visit https://ywcaclarkcounty.org/wlc and register today for an upcoming workshop.


Upcoming Workshops:


Taking Action: Empowering Women in Creating a Culture of Consent

Mondays and Wednesdays, August 6-15, 6-8pm

Facilitated by: Laurie Schacht and Jessie Spinney


Strengthening Women’s Voices in the Workplace: Giving Voice to Values

Friday, September 14, 3-6pm

Facilitated by: Dr. Jane Cote and Dr. Claire Latham


Finding Our Gold: A Connection Circle for Women Over 50

Wednesdays, September 19-November 14, 6-8pm

Facilitated by: Margo Priebe


Demystifying the Process: How to Effectively Engage in the Democratic Process

Tuesday, October 2, 6-8pm

Facilitated by: Audrey Miller


Financial Empowerment: A Pathway to Informed Decisions and Financial Independence

Mondays, October 22-November 5, 5:30-7:30pm

Facilitated by: Jennifer Rhoads


Building Resilience: A Conversation of Shared Experiences

Tuesday, November 13, 6-7pm

Facilitated by: Camara Banfield

Founded in 1916, YWCA Clark County is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  The Women’s Leadership Center is dedicated to helping women achieve their full potential and become leaders in their communities, workplaces and lives. Modeled after successful leadership centers around the world, the Women’s Leadership Center will empower women of all ages to realize and harness their innate leadership abilities, pursue their highest ambitions, and have their voices amplified.

For more information about YWCA Clark County and the Women’s Leadership Center, please visit: https://ywcaclarkcounty.org/wlc

YWCA Clark County Announces Christmas in July - 07/17/18

Vancouver, WA – YWCA Clark County is excited to announce a partnership with seven local McDonald’s restaurants for their first Christmas in July in support of their annual Holiday Shop. Beginning Monday, July 23rd through August 6th seven McDonald’s restaurants will each host a multicultural toy drive with all proceeds benefiting YWCA Clark County families.


Last year 465 individuals in our community-received gifts through YWCA’s annual Holiday Shop and with the support of Clark County they look to reach even more families. “364 days out of the year we are in the business of providing hope” says Brittini Lasseigne, Director of Philanthropy at YWCA Clark County.  “One day a year we get to be in the business of providing joy! We are thrilled to partner with McDonald’s and have the opportunity to spread more joy in our community.”


Because of the dedication of the Clark County community, YWCA Clark County has been able to offer Holiday Shop every year since December 2004. Stop by one of the participating McDonalds below to treat yourself and your community.


Mill Plain – 405 SE 131st Ave, 98683

Orchards – 5517 NE Gher Rd., 98662

Battle Ground – 515 W Main St., 98604

Andresen – 2814 NE Andresen Rd., 98661

Camas/Washougal – 3354 NE 3rd Ave., 98607

Sifton – 15811 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., 98682

Ft. Vancouver – 2110 E Fourth Plain Blvd., 98661


Need help thinking of a gift donation? Below are some suggestions and more can be found at www.ywcaclarkcounty.org.


Fisher Price toys

Soft blocks and books

Playschool toys

Baby Einstein toys

Culturally diverse play figures

Spanish edition board games

Children story books Young Adult book

Legos K’nex set

Action figures (non-violent)

Arts and crafts supplies for kids and teens

Culturally diverse baby doll and clothing

Sports equipment

Board games

Shopkins toy sets

PJ Masks toy set

STEM toys Coloring books


Jewelry kits


Socks for all ages

Underwear for all ages

Bedding/Sheets in various sizes


Founded in 1916, YWCA Clark County is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  YWCA Clark County began as a lunch counter for working women and today offers five core programs serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, as well as advocating for the welfare of children in the foster care system.  For more information about YWCA Clark County, please visit: www.ywcaclarkcounty.org