Mission Impact - YWCA Lake County
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Mission Impact

Our Racial Justice Initiative is entrenched in every program at YWCA Lake County as well as a standing program. We provide participatory workshops, group and community conversations to build a common language and framework in order to discuss race. By exploring this issue, we are able to increase awareness, build trust, break down misconceptions, and build mutual respect and understanding within our communities.

YWCA Lake County knows racism is a root cause for all of the programs and services we offer. Our efforts are intentional, as we continually build collaboration with efforts ingrained in the community to create structural and long-standing change. Please join YWCA Lake County in eliminating racism.

Signature Workshops

Interested in having us speak to your students, employees, or community. Check out our list of workshops

Policy & Advocacy

Find out what policies affect you and your family and what you can do about it.


Want to know more about racial justice? Check out our list of book, articles, and movies to learn more.

The Peel: YWCALC Blog Post

Our Existence Is Resistance

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Dear Lake County: We need to advocate for undocumented immigrants. We need to strengthen our resources, access, and opportunity for families to frame their foundation. Lake County needs to become a sanctuary county, so undocumented immigrants can thrive not just survive.  Sanctuary cities are designed to curb the involvement of the federal immigration authorities for… Continue Reading Our Existence Is Resistance

Women’s History Month

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  As I reflect on the Month of March, as International Women’s History Month, that celebrates the many women who made a difference in our community, the nation, and the world, it reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone.” This… Continue Reading Women’s History Month