The YWCA of Greensboro, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace and justice, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the City of Greensboro for the sale of its 23,000 square-foot building at 1 YWCA Place for the sum of $1.84 million.
"The sale of the YWCA's downtown building will help us to continue the momentum that has been building at the YW over the last couple of years," said Executive Director Lindy Garnette. "Great things are happening here! We have a great staff, a Board that is stronger than ever, and a suite of direct service programs that have continued strong." Even though the YWCA decided to move out of their downtown building in January 2010, they have retained all state funding and their programs have continued to serve more than 900 program participants each year, including teen and young mothers and their children through parenting programs and elementary and middle school youth through after school and summer camp programs. New funding is continuously being sought out and acquired; just this year the YWCA was awarded a new state grant for primary prevention.
"The Board has created investment and financial plans to be sure that these funds continue to move the YWCA forward in fulfilling its mission and help ensure its financial health for years to come," says Board President Kim Diop. Part of this plan includes expanding the advocacy, leadership, and women's empowerment initiatives of the YWCA. The YWCA hopes that these expanded opportunities will engage a much larger demographic, beyond their traditional service group.
Those interested in learning about the accomplishments and future directions of the YWCA of Greensboro can attend the 2012 Annual Meeting on August 16th from 8:00AM-9:30AM at the Painted Plate (2001) North Church Street). There is a $25.00 registration fee to offset the cost of the event. To register for the 2012 Annual Meeting, visit http://www.ywcagsonc.org.