Why does the mission of the YWCA resonate with you? With a Mission statement of: “Eliminating racism and empowering Women”, anyone who knows of the YWCA wants to be connected and involved with the organization. As a young woman, I was taught to value independence and personal responsibility. Having a career was important to me from a young age. The YWCA shows at-risk youth how to be responsible, contributing members of the community. Children need to learn about their options in life and the YWCA gives youth choices and a chance to grow their wings.
What made you decide to join as a member? My decision to become a member this year was inspired by a conversation with Faye Washington and a tour of the Faye Washington Empowerment Center. She envisioned it and determinedly brought the center to Los Angeles, against many odds. When you see someone else doing great things for others, it makes you want to join in.
The sum of the numbers is always greater than the individual parts. Together, we can accomplish so much more. If you want to be a part of an organization that truly cares about the young adults of Los Angeles and would like to impact change on young people’s growth, take the time to get to know the YWCA and its leaders and the programs offered. I’m happy to be a member of the YWCA Greater Los Angeles and in my very small, humble way, to help make a difference.