YWCA Glendale Merging With Pasadena Location

Photo courtesy YWCA Glendale and Pasadena
Tara Peterson, CEO of YWCA Glendale, and Angeline Chen, YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley board president, embrace at an event in 2020. The two organizations announced this week they are joining forces, under the name YWCA Glendale and Pasadena.

YWCA Glendale and YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley are officially joining forces.
According to an announcement this week, YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will become a subsidiary of YWCA Glendale, and as the parent organization, YWCA Glendale has changed its name to YWCA Glendale and Pasadena. The two organizations will have fully integrated leadership, operations, and programming under Chief Executive Officer Tara Peterson.
“I am excited to lead this next chapter in YWCA Glendale and YWCA Pasadena’s history,” Peterson said in a statement. “This past year has posed many challenges and widening inequities in our communities — but it has equally presented many opportunities for creative and strategic collaboration to meet the needs of women and children. I look forward to working with community and government leaders in Pasadena to ensure the YWCA has a seat at the table in moving gender and racial equity work forward.”

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