YWCA Tri-County Area advocates for racial justice, civil rights, and women’s health and safety. On a local level, YWCA provides important programs around these topics, educating the community on topics such as racism and diversity. On a national level, YW3CA participates in YWCA USA’s legislative advocacy agenda, and helps move forward legislation which supports our mission.
|YWCA supports the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) in the fight to maintain the Federal School Discipline Guidance. The Federal School Discipline Guidance is a critical tool that can help schools and districts reduce the use of practices that push students out of school (e.g. suspensions and expulsions) and prevent them from disciplining in ways that discriminate against students of color. DSC is a national coalition of over 100 organizations in 29 states dedicated to dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. DSC fights for the human right of every young person to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. To learn more about Dignity in Schools, Week of Action to Protect Federal Guidance visit: http://dignityinschools.org/protecttheguidance/|