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#YWEBelong

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BENEFITING: YOUNG WOMEN EMPOWERED

THE STORY:

With your help we can raise $5,000 in scholarships through crowdrise so that young women from low-income families can participate in our school-year programs this fall. When you invest in Y-WE programming you are creating a safe space where girls of all backgrounds belong. You are taking a stand against the bullying and harassment of young women whose races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, and gender identities are often the targets of verbal, emotional, and physical violence. With your support of young women leaders who are committed to a compassionate and just world, you are lifting up Y-WE’s transformative community, and taking your place in it. Please make a contribution to this #YWEBelong Campaign so that we can continue to create diverse community of belonging for young women leaders.

97% of Y-WE participants say what they value most about our programs is the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with people from different backgrounds. We all need messages of inclusiveness, justice, love and belonging. We need young leaders who know they can make social change by working together and learning from one another.  

When you make a gift to Y-WE’s scholarship fund, you are making an enduring investment in diverse communities of belonging.  Our goal is to raise $30,000 to expand our services and offer 30 full scholarships for our school-year programs this fall.

Your support creates pathways for young women like Zoya, who is a passionate 2nd generation Iranian woman with a dream “to become an advocate for the immigrant community as a politician.” She says, “Y-WE taught me how to reach for my dreams and because of that empowerment, I had the courage to ask to be an intern for Pramila Jayapal.” Zoya spent her summer advocating for immigrant rights and canvassing for Miss Jayapal’s congressional campaign.  

Your commitment creates pathways for young women like Aisha who struggled to find her voice amidst the Islamophobia she confronts as a Muslim American. She says, “Before Y-WE I didn’t know what empowerment meant. Now I have more role models than I can count and I know empowerment means to plant my feet, speak my truth, and advocate for myself and my community.” Aisha uses her strong voice as a journalist and emcee. She analyzes news sources and writes articles about the violent Muslims face and how they can receive help.

Your generosity creates pathways for young women like Bianca who is excited Y-WE’s office has moved to El Centro de la Raza. Now she will be able to participate in our new ACE (Academic and Career Explorations) program, which offers after school home-work help, college prep, and career support. Bianca is using her leadership to raise awareness about affordable housing and diabetes in her community. As a Mexican American one of her dreams is to become an immigration lawyer. Growing up, she was scared her family would be separated so she wants to work to help represent immigrants and keep families together.

Your caring creates pathways for young women like Adiza, a Y-WE alumna and recent Pomona College graduate, who has returned to Y-WE as an AmeriCorps member. She says, “Y-WE has given me so much—mentorship, career development, and a community of diverse women and girls who have always valued my voice. I want to pay this experience forward to other young women—especially young women of the African Diaspora—whose lives, stories, and leadership must be supported at this critical moment in history.”

Please make a gift of any size today. The first $10,000 in donations will be generously matched by the Chin Family Foundation thanks to board member Candace Chin! 

Your donation will directly help to create a better world. Thank YOU for belonging to this community! 

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To This Fundraiser

$4,320

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amelia Casals

    $25

  • Justen Van Dyke

     

  • Jess Agi

     

  • Marcia Summers

     

  • Emma Schmelzer

    $50

  • Jamie-Rose Edwards

     

  • Janet Bacon

    $100

  • Robin

    $100

  • Sandra Wong

    $100

  • Juanita Hamlin

    $100

  • Marilyn Neal

    $100

  • Lisa Carlson

    $50

  • Akay

    $50

  • Carol Wine

    $100

  • Simon

    $100

  • Betty Hamilton

    $100

  • Hanna Harris

    $25

  • Madison

    $25

  • Brianne Tautolo

    $50

  • J DENISE GRAHAM

    $50

  • Dorie Sadowsky

    $50

  • Julie Stevens

    $50

  • Kris Jensen

     

  • Todd and Michelle

    $50

  • Barb Baily

    $50

  • Alison Driver

    $25

  • Anna McCracken

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Patricia Marshall

    $100

  • Andrew Larsen

    $40

  • Sarah Stuteville

    $25

  • Ryan Thompson

     

  • Amelia Marckworth

    $50

  • James Eddy

    $100

  • Julie Wiley

    $200

  • Jeff Rubin

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sabrina Bogus

     

  • Nancy Rumbel

    $50

  • Ann Lindblad

     

  • Kelsi Johnson

     

  • Katy

     

  • Jo Jo

    $50

  • Sarah Oates

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Esta-Dara Agi

     

  • Meira Lifson

    $25

  • Emily Kasprak

    $20

  • Gabrielle Mehlman

    $25

  • Britt McCracken

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pam and Al Eddy

    $100

  • Susan Balbas

    $25

  • Mei-Ling

     

  • Carol Combs

     

  • Emily Bishop

    $50

  • Lea Palmieri

     

  • Teal and Aaron Brooks

    $25

  • Mary Metzger

    $100

  • Sarah Caponi

    $30

  • Carolyn Illman

    $100

  • Willow Olivares

    $10

  • Mea Geizhals

     

  • Frank Santos

    $50

  • Arlene Martinez-Vazquez

    $25

  • Pollyanna Manning

    $25

  • Marilee Jolin

    $50

  • Satpreet Kahlon

    $10

  • Brianna Walling

    $10

  • Alice T. Govig

    $100

  • Maggie Mickelson

    $25

  • Becca

    $25

  • Kelsie Leu

    $25

  • Jaclyn, Josh & Avi

     

  • Bill Radke

    $100

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86% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,320 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Jess Agi

Amount Raised

$855

 

171% Raised of $500 Goal

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Janet Bacon

Amount Raised

$700

 

93% Raised of $750 Goal

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Anna McCracken

Amount Raised

$545

 

109% Raised of $500 Goal

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Kit Massengale

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

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Jamie-Rose Edwards

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

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Alison Driver

Amount Raised

$500

 

125% Raised of $400 Goal

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Catlin McCartney

Amount Raised

$350

 

70% Raised of $500 Goal

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Reagan Jackson

Amount Raised

$250

 

50% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Bill Radke

Bill Radke

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Jaclyn, Josh & Avi

Jaclyn, Josh & Avi

In Honor of HRC, J.Agi, and Empowered Women of the Future 11 months ago

Kelsie Leu

Kelsie Leu

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Becca

Becca

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Maggie Mickelson

Maggie Mickelson

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Alice T. Govig

Alice T. Govig

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Brianna Walling

Brianna Walling

DONATION: $10

11 months ago

Satpreet Kahlon

Satpreet Kahlon

DONATION: $10

<3 WoC get it done! 11 months ago

Marilee Jolin

Marilee Jolin

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Pollyanna Manning

Pollyanna Manning

DONATION: $25

11 months ago