Increasing empowerment and economic opportunities for women and girls
YWCA of Alton supports women’s empowerment and economic advancement, through programs, events and advocacy. For more than 100 years, YWCA is striving to meet the changing needs of women and girls. We serve women annually empowerment events, scholarships, support groups, and vital programming.
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Since 1991, the YWCA of Alton honors and celebrates dynamic leaders who are making a difference in the Riverbend and embody our mission to eliminate racism and empower women by inducting them into the YWCA Women of Distinction Academy. In their work and community service, they fight inequality with grace, unify diverse individuals to work as one for the better good, and encourage the enhancement of everyone’s unique qualities. In nearly three decades, the YWCA of Alton has honored and celebrated over 280 Women of Distinction and annually celebrates their contribution and dedication to the community at the Women of Distinction Event.
Women of Distinction is an annual event with great opportunities for area citizens and businesses to provide support and advertisement. If you are interested, please contact the Executive Director at YWCA of Alton.
JOSEPHINE MARLEY BECKWITH FUTURE LEADERS
Since 1991, YWCA of Alton has awarded scholarships to high school senior women in the YWCA’s service area who demonstrate leadership and a sustained commitment to bettering their community. Two outstanding women will be honored with a $1,000 award at the YWCA of Alton Women of Distinction event on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Applications are due or postmarked by February 28, 2019. To obtain an application contact your local High school guidance counselor or call/email YWCA of Alton for an application: 618-465-7774 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: As a recipient of the Josephine Marley Beckwith Future Leader Scholarship, you are eligible for a renewal for your sophomore, junior and senior years of study; following renewal criteria and acceptance.