2017 Stand Against Racism

April 28, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Stand Against Racism! The YWCA of Central MA asks you to join with us in a commitment to eliminate racism in our community and beyond. Your company will be listed as a partner agency in our 2017 community outreach.

April 28-29, 2017

CLICK HERE to register as a participating organization.


Tribute to Women Luncheon

May 2, 2017 at 11:45 am


2017 Nominations are due March 1 


Katharine F. Erskine Award for Women
The YWCA Central Massachusetts encourages you to nominate an outstanding woman for the Katharine F. Erskine Award. Your nominee should show a commitment to the YWCA mission –eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all – and meet the following criteria:

  • distinctive achievement and service in current profession;
  • service to community with a demonstrated commitment to social and racial equality;
  • demonstrated commitment to serving as a role model for women and girls;
  • live and/or work in YWCA’s geographic service area which includes all cities/towns in Central Massachusetts.

The award is presented in the following 5 categories:

Arts & Culture

Community, Social Service & Government

Business & Law


Health, Science & Technology

Do you know a past Erskine recipient? Click here to see over 90 women the YWCA has recognized in the past 20 years.

To nominate a woman leader, submit a nomination by downloading and completing this form.  Email your completed form to events@ywcacentralmass.org.

You may re-nominate candidates who were nominated in previous years and did not receive the award. Members of the YWCA Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination. Staff are not eligible to receive the award until five years have passed since their employment at the YWCA.

You will receive a confirmation email once your nomination is submitted properly.

If you have any questions, please contact Gina MacConnell at 508-791-3181, ext. 3009 or via email at events@ywcacentralmass.org.rong>.


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