YWCA-OC teamed up with Google and Los Alisos Middle School to create "Girl Code," an innovative program that teaches young girls about coding and computer programming by engaging them in interesting science activities both during class time and after school. The students use a coding curriculum to develop a basic working knowledge and gain basic skills in a variety of STEM fields that will motivate them to pursue careers in the technology fields.
Brian Jones, Los Alisos Middle School Teacher, advises a group of students to teach them more about STEM and Coding. He recently gave a coding assignment where the students created an animation video that focuses on human impacts on the Earth. This week we are featuring the work of Liann.
In honor of Women's History Month, this week we are highlighting Empowered Women who paved the way for present and future women trailblazers. Read HISTORY's article to learn the amazing stories of 11 Empowered Women who changed the world.
Help us welcome our new Youth Employment Services Interns. They will be assisting at-risk youth and newly displaced workers through our employment services. The services will be provided by phone and virtual conferencing.
In honor of BLACK HERSTORY MONTH we are highlighting impactful Black women, representing a wide range of industries, who work tirelessly to eliminate racism, empower women, and to forge a future where justice, just is.
JOIN US IN THE CELEBRATION
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021
Join your YWCA of Orange County for an evening of Bon Temps Mardi Gras Style celebrating our 29th Annual Gala, Dinner Party and Community Awards on February 13, 2021, 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM. You will be virtually in great company in the comfort of your home, dress-up or down with our Mardi Gras party favors, enjoy a sumptuous meal by Colette’ Catering (optional) and together we will recognize the our outstanding Leader of the Year, Sharon Quirk-Silva, California Assembly Member and Dr. Faisal Qazi, Humanitarian of the Year.
Our Youth Employment Services (YES) Program is participating in “Discover Savannah”, a virtual back-to-school Open House this week with Savannah High School. YES staff and interns will be meeting with parents and students to promote the many services YES offers to youth seeking their first job or developing important job search skills from creating resumes, on-line job searching, successful interview tips and practice, career options/pathways and local resources. This is the first of many student/parent outreach events and workshops to be held this year with Anaheim high schools. Thank you to our Savannah High School partner and CCAT leader Mr. Israel Rubio, Assistant Vice Principal for your support!
Our YWCA-OC provided turkey vouchers to 20 households. These families who were once homeless will be able to experience this special holiday dinner together in a home of their own. Thank you to our community partners - Hyundai, Northgate Markets and the Illumination Foundation.