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Childcare Openings Available

July 28, 2016

Full and Part Time care available, in the YWCA's secure facility; Ages 6 Weeks to 6 Years.

At the YWCA Child Care & Learning Center you will find:

State-licensed care (YoungStar Participant)

On-going individualized learning experiences through play-based curriculum

Security locked facility

Clean, safe classrooms equipped with a variety of enrichment resources

Nutritious, culturally-diverse homemade meals & snacks (CACFP participant)

Open-air rooftop playground

Weekly swimming lessons and play swim (included with full-time enrollment)

Gymnasium for indoor recreation regardless of weather

Regular city field trips to the public library, local parks, and the Fox River Walking Trail

One-year complimentary family Fitness/Aquatic membership for all new full-time families

Click Here For Information on Enrollment and Rates

You can obtain more information on the YWCA, and their events and programs, by calling 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

New or Used Basketballs Needed

June 22, 2016

With all of the emphasis today on kids getting active, and staying active, this seems like something we can all support:

On Wednesday, June 29th, the YWCA camp kids will be going to a special basketball camp hosted by Jonathan Patton.

Jonathan is a local business owner, and a former NBA development player. He also brother to Green Bay Packer/Oakland Raider Charles Woodson!

The YWCA is looking for donations of new or used basketballs to use at the camp. You can drop them off at the front desk of the Greater Green Bay YWCA.

You can obtain more information on the YWCA, and their events and programs, by calling 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

Here's to a Special Summer!

June 2, 2016

The YWCA of Greater Green Bay is announcing a Summer Special, for New Members; to help you get in shape - and stay in shape!

The Summer Special ~ 90 Days for $90, includes:

State of the Art Workout Equipment

Personal Training

Two 88 degree Swimming Pools

88 degree and 103 degree Whirlpools

Daily Open Swim

Group Land & Water Fitness Classes - FUN!

Handicap-Accessible Facility

YW Wee Care

Special Offer ends June 30th ~ Stop in, or Call 920.432.5581 to Register

AND - For Information on the YWCA's TechGYRLS program & events - Click Here!

You can obtain more information on the YWCA, and their events and programs, by calling 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

Women of Vision 2016 - Make your reservations now!

March 24, 2016

Annually, the YWCA hosts the Women of Vision Luncheon, to recognize the impact that our donors have on our community.

Reservations can be made now: $60 per person, or Corporate Table: $1,000 (table of 8).

To Register Today, Click Here

For More Information, or to ask any questions, contact Rhonda Fisher, Director of Operations - 920-432-5581 x 134 or [email protected]

You can obtain more information on the YWCA, and their events and programs, by calling 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

Positions Open at YWCA

February 25, 2016

If you're seeking a rewarding, professional position, in a community involvement setting, the YWCA may have just what you're looking for!

Presently, the YWCA is listing several exciting employment and internship opportunities:

Full Time Positions

Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director

Fund Development Director

Director of Operations

Finance Director

Internship Position

TechGYRLS® Instructor Intern

Part Time Positions

Accounting Assistant

Childcare & After School Teacher

Swim Instructor/ Lifeguard

For Additional Information and Links regarding these positions, Click Here.

You can obtain more information on the YWCA, and their events and programs, by calling 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

YWCA Greater Green Bay Names Interim CEO

January 28, 2016

The Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and the entire YWCA Greater Green Bay organization is excited to announce that Terry Rosengarten has been named as the YWCA’s interim CEO.

The combination of Terry’s extensive financial analysis, strategic planning and leadership experience skills, her expertise in developing, analyzing and executing short and long-range strategic and business plans, and her long-term Board leadership and passion for the YWCA mission, make her an excellent choice for the interim CEO position.

In addition, the YWCA pleased to announce that Mike Bettiga has been retained by the Board of Directors to provide consulting services.

Mike retired from Shopko Stores Operating Co. LLC after holding a number of key leadership roles including the Executive VP/Chief Operating Officer and as the interim CEO.

The YWCA invites you to stop in, say hello, and welcome Mike and Terry.

You can obtain more information on the YWCA, and their events and programs, by calling 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

2015 Holiday Parade This Saturday

November 19, 2015

The Green Bay Holiday Parade is this Saturday, November 21st!

Stop by the YWCA on Madison Street to do a little shopping, and enjoy some baked goods while warming up.

A percentage of proceeds benefit Encore, the YWCA's cancer support group. And check out the YWCA's float in the parade!

You can also obtain information on this, and other events and programs, by calling the YWCA at 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

New fall TechGYRLS session

November 5, 2015

Know a girl in grades 3-5 who needs something fun and educational to do on a Monday evening? Sign her up for TechGYRLS!

New Fall TechGYRLS session to be held at the YWCA: WILD WEATHER

You'll learn about volcanos, floods, avalanches, and more. This is an opportunity to learn by experiments and other hands-on activities.

Mondays at the YWCA's Konop Lounge, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

November 10th to December 28th

Cost is $30.00

Click Here to Register Online, or Call Natalie at 920-432-5581, extension 116

You can also obtain information on this, and other program opportunities, by calling the YWCA at 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

Year-Round, Full Service, Child Care

August 27, 2015

The Greater Green Bay area has more than its share of Best Kept Secrets, and it seems we may have discovered yet another!

Did you know that the YWCA has a year-round Child Care program?

The YWCA Child Care & Learning Center is a year-round, full-service, state-licensed child care program for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Our center hosts a 4-year-old Kindergarten in collaboration with the Green Bay Area Public School District. We also offer before and after school care for select schools. All children have the opportunity to experience group and individual activities, opportunities for creative expression, active and quiet times, outdoor play, and intellectual stimulation throughout the day.

Our teachers recognize each child’s unique interests and abilities. They are highly qualified, nurturing individuals, who treat your child like family. Many of our teachers have been longtime members of the YWCA team. They provide on-going, individualized curriculum - based on Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, CDC Act Early Developmental Milestones, and Focused Portfolios Child Assessment System. Our teachers also offer regular opportunities for parents, volunteers, and community partners to get involved.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm - Each child may attend a limit of 10 hours per day.

Questions about Enrollment and Rates? Please fill out the Family Interest Form and a member of the Child Care Management Team will contact you to answer any questions you may have; or contact Terrie Ademi, Early Childhood Director, at: 920 432-558.

You can also obtain information on these, and other program opportunities, by calling the YWCA at 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

Volunteer Opportunity with YWCA TechGYRLS Program

August 12, 2015

We heard of a great volunteer opportunity at the YWCA, so we called and spoke with Natalie Peters, who is presently recruiting volunteer facilitators for the TechGYRLS® after school program throughout Brown and Door Counties.

Natalie provided some details:

YWCA TechGYRLS® is an after-school program designed to raise girls’ interest, competency, and confidence in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our aim is to reduce the under-representation of women in these fields, by cultivating girls’ interests in these subjects at a young age. Volunteer facilitators will have the role of running TechGYRLS® sessions, and mentoring the girls involved.

We do not require a background in STEM; rather, we are looking for compassionate and energetic individuals, who are passionate about youth development. We are also looking for people who can commit to a schedule of 2 hours per week, for a period of 8 weeks; beginning in early October.

This is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience and help reduce poverty among girls and women.

See Flier & Position Description below.

The YWCA is located at 230 South Madison Street in Green Bay.

Two Internships Offered at YWCA

July 1, 2015

The YWCA of Greater Green Bay has two internship opportunities presently available:

TechGYRLS® Instructor InternYWCA is seeking a TechGYRLS® instructor to work with school age girls, encouraging their interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. TechGYRLS® is an all-girl program that offers fun math and science experiments, field trips, guest speakers, outdoor activities, and more.

Women's Empowerment Center InternThe Women’s Empowerment Center Intern is responsible for the production of the Women’s Closet. This position includes working with volunteers, women of different economic status, and various race/ethnicities. This position includes checking in participants of the Closet, ensuring that proper procedures are followed, and coordinating with volunteers to provide a welcoming atmosphere. This person would be responsible for additional administrative duties as assigned.

For more information on these internships, and for details on Part Time and Full Time employment opportunities with the YWCA, Please Click Here.

The YWCA of Greater Green Bay conducts hiring by committee. Because we conduct our hiring this way, we ask that you do not call or email the YWCA generally, but contact the specific director listed on the description of the position posted.

The YWCA is located at 230 South Madison Street in Green Bay.

YWCA's Michelle Moland hailed as "Emerging Leader"

June 11, 2015

Michelle Moland, YWCA Childcare Program Support Coordinator, has been name as an Emerging Leader, in the field of Early Care and Education, by EXCHANGE magazine in its May/June 2015 issue.

Michelle has been in the early childhood field for 26 years, 12 years in Early Childhood Administration and 14 year as an Early Childhood Classroom Teacher. She is currently employed by the YWCA of Greater Green Bay as the Child Care Program Coordinator
In 2010 Michelle was named Wisconsin's "Early Childhood Teacher of the Year" by the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association and Wisconsin Division of Early Childhood.

She is an active member of the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association's Affiliate Leaders Group and Vice President of Northeast Wisconsin Early Childhood Organization.

Emerging leader nominations are reviewed on the following criteria:

Leadership – Professionals who are well-grounded in their own work and program or organization and who are using their strengths and advocacy skills to make a difference for children, families and their communities; Emerging – professionals under the age of 45 who are demonstrating leadership potential and actions;Roles – emerging leaders include classroom teachers, as well as program managers, organization leaders, teacher trainers – anyone connected to issues around young children, families, care and education.

Knowledge Base – Professionals who understand strong Early Care and Education principles and practices, including addressing diversity and equity, and who are engaged in life-long learning;

Spirit - Professionals demonstrating the ability to work collaboratively and with personal initiative.

For more information, or to support the work and mission of the YWCA:

Contact Silvija Jensen, YWCA Development Coordinator, at [email protected], call 432-5581 ext. 121, or stop in at the YWCA at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

You can also visit them on the web

Four local women honored at YWCA Women of Vision Luncheon

June 2, 2015

Four local women were honored May 12th, at Lambeau Field, as part of the YWCA’s Women of Vision Luncheon. The four were nominated by their peers, for their commitment to the community.

Jane Sonetti:

Nominated by Monica Moe and Silvija Jensen, Jane was honored for her dedication to the mission of the YWCA. Not only is she an active member of the YWCA, she also volunteers as a fitness class instructor, was co-chair for the YWCA’s 95th Birthday Celebration, and holds an annual plant sale to raise funds for the YWCA.

Joan Mills:

Nominated by Kathleen Erbeck, Gerrie Pirman, Sue Touscany, Mary Lynn Hall, and Judy Crain, Joan was honored for her service to the city and county. Joan has been involved in the League of Women Voters, the De Pere City Council, the Brown County Board, the Medical Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, Heritage Hill, the Rape Crisis Center, the Governor’s Task Force on Mass Transit, the East River Watershed Project, and much more. Mills will often travel to local polling places, to make sure they are easily accessible, and to offer helpful recommendations for those that are not.

Diane Gerhard:

Nominated by Sandy Ganoni and Kathy Hinkfuss, Diane was honored for her dedication and generosity to the YWCA. Gerhard provides equitable employment opportunities to over 40 women every year, expanding their skills and building their confidence in the business field. She was key in developing the YWCA’s “Turning Dresses Into Dreams,” which is their annual free prom dress event. Diane has donated hundreds of prom dresses to this event that offers free dresses to low-income girls who are unable to afford their own dress for prom. She has also donated over 30 Mother-of-the-Bride dresses to the YWCA. She also holds an annual fashion show fundraiser, that raises money for those affected by cancer.

Teresa Rosengarten:

Nominated by the YWCA Board of Directors, Teresa was honored for her work as YWCA Board President for the past several years. Rosengarten has been recognized for her leadership abilities, versatility, skills as a problem solver and trouble shooter, and as a leader of “focused, disciplined teams, that strive for continuous improvement.” Teresa is active in her church, and has had a successful career in the finance industry -- while leading the YWCA and its Board of Directors.

For more information, or to support the work and mission of the YWCA:

Contact Silvija Jensen, YWCA Development Coordinator, at [email protected], call 432-5581 ext. 121, or stop in at the YWCA at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

You can also visit them on the web.

Sign Up Now For TechGYRLS Summer Camp

April 30, 2015

This summer, the YWCA is offering two TechGYRLS Summer Camps:

Robo Pet Show Camp

Spend three fun-filled days making different pets, exploring robotics and putting on a pet show for family and friends.

July 6th-8th

8 AM - 3 PM

For Girls in grades 3 through 5

Water Warriors

Come explore the fun of water while making your own wetland habitat. Save ocean animals from an oil spill!
June 22nd-24th
9 AM to 4 PM
For Girls in grades 5 through 8

You may Sign up NOW for these YWCA Summer Camps!

Click Here For More Information on YWCA Summer Camp Opportunities

You can also obtain information on these, and other program opportunities, by calling the YWCA at 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

YWCA Looking For a Few Good People!

April 16, 2015

The YWCA of Greater Green Bay has several Internships,Part-Time, and Full Time positions available.

Internship Positions

TechGYRLS® Instructor Intern

Women's Empowerment Center Intern

Part-Time Positions

Swim Instructor/ Lifeguard

TechGYRLS® Instructor

Child Care Substitute Teacher

Full-Time Positions

Women's Empowerment Center Director

TechGyrls Manager

The YWCA of Greater Green Bay conducts hiring by committee. Because we conduct our hiring this way, we ask that you do not call or email the YWCA generally, but contact the specific director listed on the description of the position posted.

To check out all of these openings, Click Here

The YWCA is located at 230 South Madison Street in Green Bay.

There's Still Time to Donate Silent Auction Items!

April 6, 2015

The YWCA's Women of Vision Luncheon is coming up on Tuesday, May 12th, and will include an afternoon of networking, lunch, a fabulous silent auction and more!

Their silent auction is another way that the YWCA raises much needed funds for their Women's Empowerment Center.

They are still looking for silent auction baskets ,or items to add to current baskets.

Gift cards from area spas, restaurants, gas stations, and from local attractions, all make wonderful auction items.

Deadline is Friday, April 10th!

If you'd like more information, please email Silvija at [email protected] ,call 432-5581 ext. 121, or stop in at the YWCA at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

You can also visit them on the web.

Women of Vision Luncheon

March 2, 2015

The YWCA of Greater Green Bay will hold its 2015 Women of Vision Luncheon, Tuesday, May 12th, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, at Lambeau Field.

Keynote speaker for the luncheon is Melissa Atkins Wardy, author, founder and CEO of Pigtail Pals & Ballcap Buddies (PPBB), and mother of two.

In 2009, she founded her childrens’ apparel company, PPBB, to help parents fight against gender stereotypes, and create an environment free of limitations for their children.

Through her blog and her book, "Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween," Melissa has become an expert in girls’ advocacy.

Melissa has appeared on CNN, NBC News, TODAY, NPR, Fox News, the Boston Globe, Ms. Magazine, and numerous local television and radio stations.

The Women of Vision event also features a silent auction and dedications of extraordinary women in the community.

Individual tickets are $60 each, and can be purchased online, by clicking here

Corporate sponsorships are also available. For more information, please contact Monica Moe, YWCA Development Director, at 432-5581 ext. 141.

Girls' Spring & Summer Program News

February 12, 2015

Slots are currently available for the YWCA's TechGYRLS program.

Spring Session begins in early April, with various locations throughout Green Bay.

Spring Sessions include:

All About Astronomy: Discover the wonders of outer space from planets to eclipses.

Adventures in Architecture: Join Barbie in designing houses, neighborhoods, and cities. Draw like an architect and create a model of your dream home.

Summer - YWCA's Robo Pet Show!

When: July 6-8

Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before and after camp care is available for an additional $5 per hour.

Cost: $45

Where: YWCA of Greater Green Bay, 230 S. Madison Street

Curriculum: Girls will create their own robotic pet show! They will create bristlebots, jitterbugs, and Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 Robogators, using a variety of different materials and building techniques. At the end of the program, they will present their pet show to parents and family, showing them what they designed and created. *Scholarships are available to those who qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

Learn more about YWCA camps here

Register for the Summer STEM Camp here

Register for the TechGYRLS Spring Session here

You can obtain more information on these, and other programs, by calling the YWCA at 920-432-5581

The YWCA is Looking; Are You?

January 21, 2015

The YWCA of Greater Green Bay has several Internship positions, and Part-Time positions available.

These positions include areas such as Graphic Design, Technology, Life Guard, Parenting Instructor, and more.

To check out all of these openings, Click Here.

You can also obtain information on these positions by calling the YWCA at 920-432-5581, or by visiting them at 230 South Madison Street, in Green Bay.

Are You Up to the Challenge?

November 20, 2014

Along with the joy and celebration of the holidays comes a challenge: How to keep from putting on “extra pounds.”

The YWCA is ready to help you meet this challenge!

Join our Maintain, Don't Gain Challenge !

This 6-week challenge provides participants with tips, tricks and ideas to help you maintain your weight during the holidays.

First weigh-in date is Monday, November 24th.

For more information on the "Maintain, Don't Gain Challenge," Contact Kari at 920-432-5581.

To read about all the exciting upcoming events and news from the YWCA, check out their "Our Voice" newsletter!

Holiday Wreath Workshop to benefit YWCA

November 13, 2014

Take a break from the hustle of bustle of holiday shopping, and join us for a Holiday Wreath Workshop on Thursday, December 11th, at 6pm.

This fun, creative, learning activity will benefit the YWCA. Our workshop will be held at Mayflower Greenhouse, 726 Airport Drive.  

A $35 fee will include one 20" wreath, and catered appetizers:

Bruschetta

Swedish Meatballs

Taco Dip

Sausage and Cheese

Cheese Spread

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup.

Cocoa and wine will also be served!

Funds raised will go to the YWCA of Greater Green Bay. Please register and pay by December 8th, by calling the YWCA at 920-432-5581.

For more information on the programs and events of the YWCA, please visit their new website.

Win a "Night in Paris" at the YWCA's Holiday Gala!

November 2, 2014

November is here, we've set our clocks back an hour, and many of us are already busy with holiday preparations.

In the midst of the hustle and bustle, be sure to save this date: Friday, December 5th!

You don't want to miss the YWCA's 7th Annual Holiday Gala:

Once again, our Holiday Gala will be held at the exquisite Thornberry Creek at Oneida on Friday, December 5. The evening will feature dinner, entertainment by Christine Salerno, raffle prizes, a wine pull, several one-of-a-kind Live Auction items and a large assortment of unique Silent Auction items. The Holiday Gala contributes directly to the programs and services that have enriched our community for 95 years. Formal invitations with dinner choices to follow but registering can be done now, online: Order Holiday Gala tickets here

You can also purchase your tickets at the YWCA, located at 230 South Madison Street in Green Bay.

For more information, call 920-432-5581, or visit the YWCA's New Website.

Warm Up, Work Out, and Learn ~ This Winter at the YWCA

October 28, 2014

The Winter Session of Youth and Family Activities begins on Monday, November 10th.

Course offerings include:

Gymnastics

Baby Sitting Clinics

Tae-Kwon Do for Families, and for Boys and Girls

Family Zumba

Music, Movement, & More

Class Registration:

Join a class at any time throughout the session. We offer great membership packages to give you the workout experience you have been looking for. To sign up for a class or choose a membership package that is right for you, contact member services at 920-432-5581.

For more information on the YWCA and its many programs, visit their new website.

YWCA to Launch New Website!

October 8, 2014

The YWCA of Green Bay – De Pere will launch its new website on Monday, October 13th.

While the new website will continue to be found at the same location, it will offer new features you won't want to miss!

Since 1919, YWCA Green Bay - De Pere has strived to meet the changing needs of women and girls in our community. Today, more than 7,000 women and children benefit from YWCA services annually.

The YWCA of Green Bay – De Pere is located at 230 South Madison Street in Green Bay.

You can call them at 920-432-5581 with any questions you may have with regard to their many great programs and services.

YWCA Joins the Network!

July 21, 2014

Please join us in welcoming the YWCA of Green Bay - De Pere to the Green Bay News Network.  

The YWCA offers many services to empower women and children from youth and child care programs to health and wellness.  We also provide a variety of programs that focus on low income women and families and closely align with our mission of Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women. More than ever, women with a health crisis, low-income women and at-risk children in our community are in need, and our programs coupled with strong relationships with other groups and organizations are aimed at meeting that need.

Youth Development

YWCA Green Bay-De Pere launched several new initiatives as part of a grant from the U.S. Justice Department.  These important Youth Development programs, with a special focus on at-risk elementary and middle school children who are at-risk or low income, will improve school success to create a foundation for success in life and inspire young people to envision careers that tap into their talents and imagination.

Many parents, especially parents of at-risk children, are concerned with how to help their children succeed in school and/or what their children are doing beyond school hours.  These initiatives engage youth ages 6 to 12 in certified "after school" programs that take place year round.  They will deal with life issues such as peer pressure, alcohol and drugs, bullying, and other activities designed to improve school performance, build self-esteem, establish wholesome relationships and foster self-respect.

Women's Empowerment

Since 1919, YWCA Green Bay-De Pere has served thousands of women through a variety of services focused on women's empowerment, particularly for those who are low-income or in need.  YWCA also supports the health and well-being of women and children with a Health & Fitness Training Center and two 88º pools that accommodate all ages and abilities and classes of all types.

Visit our website at www.ywcagreenbay.org to learn more about our valuable programs and how to get involved.