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YWCA receives $10,000 Grant Award from Maine Women’s Fund!

The YWCA Central Maine is pleased to announce a $10,000 grant award from the Maine Women’s Fund. The grant will be used support the YWCA’s participation as a pilot site for a national STEM program, Curated Pathways to Innovation. The program pilot will focus on broadening participation in STEM for girls and students of color. By implementing this program, the goal is to set women and underrepresented minorities up on a path to STEM careers and to ensure women and girls of all races and classes have access to opportunities to reach their full potential. The YWCA recognizes the rising gap of STEM inclusion as both an economic and social justice issue that is pertinent to our mission.

The YWCA Central Maine has been working to eliminate racism and empower women and girls in Lewiston-Auburn for 141 years by removing barriers to economic security, health and safety, while ensuring racial justice.