The YWCA of Queens is gearing up for the upcoming semester by sprucing up our classrooms! The staff was hard at work to get the classrooms ready in time for our ESOL and HSE classes that are starting next Monday, July 14th. The staff including the Executive Director Helen J. Kim and our student volunteer are all pitching in to clean and re-paint the rooms. We will have updates later this week with the finished product! Check out the photos by clicking on the link.
On Thursday, June 26, 2014, several staff and students from the YWCA of Queens attended the launch event of the UN Women Beijing+20 global campaign at the Apollo Theater. Our HSE students were eager to listen to the amazing line-up of speakers and performers, ranging from the UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to noted feminist leader and activist Gloria Steinem. It was truly inspiring to listen to such a range of successful women of all ages from all over the world all advocating for gender equality and human rights. To read more, please click on the World YWCA Blog and the YWCA USA Blog.
ESL students celebrate their year of English classes with a cultural celebration! Students brought in dishes from their native country to share with their classmates. One student even sung a traditional song from her native country for her classmates. To see the photos, please click on the link.
June has been a busy month for our HSE students! On June 5th, they visited the CUNY Welcome Center to learn about a diverse range of careers and pathways from Nevenka Olijnyk, the Recruitment Coordinator. On June 12th, the students had a great time at the Museum of Moving Image and went for some bowling afterwards. We believe that spending some quality time outside of the classroom stimulates the brain and strengthens the classroom camaraderie! To read more about each trip and see the photos, please click on the link.
The ladies of the Evergreen Choir did a fabulous job last Saturday, June 14, at the 2014 Benefit Concert. Check out some of the music below!
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YWCA of Queens & Workforce1 are holding a job recruitment event next Wednesday, June 18th! This free event is open to all! Click to see the flyer.