YWCA Girls’ Programs Receive $10K Economic Mobility Grant

Girls Empowerment After-School Program participants show off the artwork they created with ArtReach Club volunteers from Art Center School of Design.
Girls Empowerment After-School Program participants show off the artwork they created with ArtReach Club volunteers from Art Center School of Design.

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley’s Girls’ Empowerment Programs have received a $10,000 grant from Bank of America. These programs include the YWCA Pasadena’s TechGyrls and Express Yourself! after-school programs, and Girls Empowerment Summer Camp.
The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the mission of “eliminating racism, empowering women” through girls’ after-school and summer programs, and adult and senior technology classes, providing women and girls in the Pasadena-Foothill Valley community with the tools and support to achieve their goals.
The Bank of America grant will be used to support the YWCA’s Girls Empowerment after-school programs and Girls’ Empowerment Summer Camp, which provide girls with opportunities to explore the fields of STEM, art and literature, and visit institutions of higher education.
“The YWCA is very grateful and excited to receive this grant from Bank of America. Their support will make a significant difference on the activities that we are able to provide and will expand the types of opportunities for growth for the girls in this community,” said Jessica Kubel, executive director of the YWCA Pasadena.
“Bank of America has a clear mission to help make financial lives better, and one way we do this is by working with nonprofits such as the YWCA that provides valuable leadership development and education to young girls in the Pasadena-Foothill Valley to help them succeed later in life. Together we can empower girls and young women to achieve their goals and set a path for financial growth,” said Raul A. Anaya, Los Angeles market president of Bank of America.
For more information, visit ywca-pasadena.org or call (626) 296-8433.

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