Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S):
Introducing Our YES Interns
Sayra Sanchez
Jeraldine Vaca
Jenna Oelke
Berenice Garcia
Proud to introduce our four talented, motivated interns – Jeraldine Vaca, Berenice Garcia, Jenna Oelke and Sayra Sanchez.
For several years, your YWCA-OC has been collaborating with local college and universities in providing academic credit internships and service learning experiences to prepare students for careers in a variety of fields. This Fall’s interns are from California State University Fullerton and Cypress College.

Jeraldine, Berenice, Jenna and Sayra provide YES clients with job search skills, creating and polishing up reumes,, accessing a variety of job sites, conducting mock interviews and outreach to high schools, community agencies and media to increase community awareness about our services.

For more information about YES jobs contact yesinfo email
For information regarding volunteering with YES and/or YWCA contact [email protected]

Election 2020 - The Final Push
With only 24 hours to go until election day, we know that YWCAs around the country have been hard at work engaging and mobilizing voters. Now we’re in the home stretch to ensure our collective voices are heard and voters get to the polls! Every Vote Counts! GOTV!!!
*NEW* Videos: Voices of Young Women of Color
A special thank you to the young women of color who participated in last month’s Building Our Future: Young Women of Color Speak Out webinar and shared their wisdom, insights, and passion for change with us.

Young women from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina joined us for conversations around the issues that were most important to them and their communities. Their powerful words have been turned into graphics and videos. Watch (and share) Voices of Young Women of Color: Economic Challenges and Voices of Young Women of Color: Racial Justice.
Youth Preventing a "Shecession" : The Path to Economic Resiliency for Women Webinar hosted by The Aspen Institute Socrates Program
The downturn triggered by the COVID-19 crisis has taken an unprecedented toll on women, specifically women of color. Compared to past recessions, the pandemic has created larger job losses for women than ever before. Women in America have endured a decades-long childcare and workforce support crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has simply brought the role of women in the US workforce into stark relief. In recent months, due to job loss and/or lack of childcare, women have been forced out of the workforce in droves. If left unmitigated, this “shecession” could jeopardize hard-fought advances in the labor force. 

On Friday, November 6 from 2 - 3 p.m. ET, our CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo will speak with Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement and Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, in a webinar hosted by The Aspen Institute Socrates Program to discuss the systemic failures and inequities that have engendered this crisis, and the opportunity that we have to create change and emerge from the COVID-19 crisis with a robust economy that catalyzes future growth and stability, and supports women in the workforce now and in the future.

Organize Your Butterflies: WWV Mini-Series
Our YWomenVote survey report frames a clear women’s agenda for the next Congress and presidential administration that has guided YWCA’s largest-ever civic engagement initiative to deliver on women’s enthusiasm for change.

In our final #FBF before the 2020 election, listen in as Celinda Lake, CEO of Lake Research Partners, and Catherine Beane, Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy of YWCA USA have a conversation about YWomenVote survey findings and implications for the election.
Check it out wherever you get your podcasts:

November 2: Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
November 3: Election Day
November 6: Preventing a "Shecession": The Path of Economic Resiliency for Women Webinar
November 17: YWCA OC Board of Directors Meeting (Zoom)
November 1 -- December 31: Holiday Giving Campaign


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