Events

Friday April 5, 2019 – Oakley Lindsay Center

Doors – 6:00 PM
Event – 7:00 PM

Join us for a night of honoring local women whose professional and volunteer work supports, embodies, and complements our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. 

The Phoenix Award

Woman of Social Impact Award

Woman of Achievement

Future Woman of Achievement Scholarship

Following the awards enjoy a Lip Sync Showdown where local area talent battle it out to be named the next Lip Sync Champion.

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 Nominations are now closed

The Quincy YWCA is inviting community members throughout Quincy to nominate women whose professional and volunteer work supports, embodies, and complements our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We are looking for women who fit the following criteria:

  • Phoenix Award– A local woman who has overcome obstacles to rise from poverty to self-sufficiency or who advocates and assists others in overcoming obstacles to rise from poverty or other difficult situations.
  • Woman of Social Impact –  A local woman whose actions have had a positive, constructive impact on the social fabric of her community and well-being of individuals and families. Her work makes an impact toward youth development, racial justice, social justice, or those living in poverty.
  • Woman of Achievement – An extraordinary woman who has broken through to the top of their profession and promotes the advancement of women, minorities, or those living in poverty.

Contact the Quincy YWCA to nominate a local (Adams, Brown, or Pike County)  community member.

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
-Audrey Hepburn

Future Woman of Achievement Scholarship

THE YWCA WANTS TO AWARD A YOUNG WOMAN A $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OF HER CHOICE TO HELP FULFILL HER ACADEMIC DREAM

The scholarship is awarded to a young woman who is a leader in her local school, church, or community, and whose volunteer efforts directly impact youth or disadvantaged persons

To apply please provide:

  1. A letter detailing
    1. Leadership roles at school, church, and/or in the community.
    2. Examples of volunteer efforts directly with youth or disadvantage persons.
    3. Future aspirations of education and career goals.
  2. Two letters of recommendation.

 

               APPLICATION WINDOW NOW CLOSED

 

“This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.” — Robert Kennedy