Partnerships are key…
government grants, contracts, private foundations, volunteers, and a myriad of community partners are essential to our sustainability, and standing strong as a vital resource for the Pasadena community. By collaborating with other organizations, we increase both of our efficacy in carrying out our missions.
YWCA Pasadena’s Girls Empowerment After-School Program partners with Villa Gardens Retirement Community for volunteer work and inter generational projects. At Villa Gardens, the girls take onprojects to help elders in the Health Center keep track of time through themed artwork. These art projects also help make resident’s rooms feel more homey and personal. The intergenerational project also allows residents and girls to make a connection despite their age gap. The girls and the elders learn from each other’s life experiences and create community together.
Planned Parenthood’s workshop series are an invaluable part of our Girls Empowerment After-School Program. These workshops touch on topics such as healthy relationships, reproductive health, consent, and other topics with sensitivity and care. These workshops allow girls to be curious, ask questions, and get real accurate information on important topics.
Huntington Library, Art Museum, & Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, & Botanical Gardens has long been a program partner of the YWCA Pasadena. During our Summer Camp, participants are able to partake in interactive workshops that help them engage with botany, art, and history. Over the years girls have been able to explore the gardens, cook farm to table recipes, dye scarves from with natural dyes, make natural lip balm, learn about female artists from history, and become junior docents.