On August 7th, the YWCA of Queens held its 2014 GED Graduation Ceremony at the Flushing Library. Greeted by our board members, staff, and community leaders, 38 students were honored at the event. Wearing their caps and gowns, our students received their diplomas that they have worked so hard for this year. We are so proud of our wonderful students for overcoming many obstacles and hurdles to pursue their education. We know that this is their first step in their journey to success. Click here to read more and click on the headline for pictures!
On August 6th, 2014, Nine Goldman Sachs volunteers came to work with our students in a special Job Readiness event. The topic of the event was Networking, and creating an Elevator Pitch. The event took place in two sessions, one in the morning for our morning HSE and ESOL classes, and one in the afternoon for the Youth HSE class and the Pre-HSE class. Please click on the link to read more!
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.