Join YWCA for the 10th Anniversary Keys of Hope Luncheon set for May 7 at the Knoxville Convention Center! 
To reserve a table of ten or to purchase an individual ticket, please contact Rachel Haverkamp at 865-523-6126 or 

Keys of Hope Luncheon is presented by Nancy and Stephen Land. 

In honor of Black History Month

YWCA is proud of the work put in by many to ensure that the  YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center has survived and thrived the last 100 years! 
Our friends at the Shopper News and WATE spent some time with YWCA staff learning more about the history and the future of the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center. Check out the stories by clicking the links above! 
If you or someone you know would like to share their story about the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center, please contact Karlyn Reel at 
865-523-6126 or 
Kendrick Tate, YWCA Mentor Coordinator sat down with WBIR to talk about GameChangers. 

"You can't change the game by sitting on the sideline"  

Our friends at WBIR and Oak Ridge High School helped us raise awareness about Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February! 
GameChangers pairs adult male mentors with a small group of middle-school-aged boys and discusses topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and much more. 
Check out the segment with WBIR by clicking HERE.

ORHS Cheerleaders wore purple ribbons in their hair to show their solidarity with the "purple-out" at a basketball game. 


We know that 1 in 3 high school students experience physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. 
The Oak Ridge High School Counseling Department and Student Council organized a "purple-out" during a basketball game in order to help raise awareness about teen dating violence. 
If you're interested in joining YWCA's Domestic Violence Awareness Month Committee, please contact AllyJohnson at 865-523-6126 or 

Meet YWCA's new Development Intern, Annabel!

"Hi everyone! I am Annabel O’Toole and I am the new Development Intern! I am majoring in political science and anthropology with a concentration in disasters, displacement, and human rights at the University of Tennessee. I am so excited to have this opportunity to work with this awesome organization and learn more about the YWCA!"
Interested in other internship opportunities? Click HERE to learn more. 

Spread some LOVE and be KIND!

Youth at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center decided to celebrate Valentine's Day by hosting a "Be Kind Party!" Students encouraged everyone to be kind, whether that's toward a friend, family member or a stranger! 
Thank you to the Garden Study Club for donating over 60 flower arragements for the women in the Keys of Hope Women's Program

Providing snacks to youth! 

Thank you to our friends at Kroger for donating $2,500 to provide snacks for the youth who attend the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center's After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP)! 
Each day, in addition to enrichment and fun... Youth receive a snack as a part of ASEP. It's with Kroger's help that this is possible- Thank you! 

Join the YWCA Team!

We have opportunities available in Knox and Anderson counties to join the YWCA Knoxville and Tennessee Valley team. Check them out below. 
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