Announcing New Director at YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center: Quineka Moten

YWCA is pleased to introduce the new Director of the Phyllis Wheatley Center, Quineka Moten! Quineka brings with her a rich history of serving youth and our East Knoxville community.
Over the last decade, Quineka has worked with the Knoxville Area Urban League, Great Schools Partnership (now Knox Education Foundation), and Metro Nashville Public Schools. She has served as President and is a dedicated member of the Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals. Quineka has also been a member of the board of directors for Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, Girls Inc., and the Knoxville Chamber's Diversity Champions.

Fun Fact: Quineka first worked with the PWC ten years ago after she graduated from college as an After-School Enrichment Counselor and Senior Program Coordinator at the Phyllis Wheatley Center! We are so glad that her experience has come full circle.

Launching "Strong Women Strong Futures" Campaign with Women's Fund of East TN 

Every woman and girl deserves to make the most of herself by taking advantage of opportunities to further her education. Getting more education after high school—whether that’s taking classes at a community college, getting a certificate from a technical school, or attending a four-year college—makes it possible for women to find new and fulfilling career opportunities.
We are excited to be a part of Strong Women Strong Futures, a campaign run by a network of nonprofit organizations working to encourage women and girls to continue their education after high school. Our goal is to ensure more women and girls see postsecondary education as a real and viable option. We are coordinated and supported by the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee.

Purchase Your Great Race Against Racism Souvenir 

Although the Great Race Against Racism wrapped up on February 28, here is your opportunity to purchase a specially designed map of the race route to commemorate your participation in this year's event! 
Designed by local artist Paris Woodhull, the race map includes all of the stops on the Great Race Against Racism as well as our incredible sponsors and Mission Partners. 
Purchase yours today by clicking the button below! All proceeds benefit YWCA's life-saving programs and services. 

SAVE THE DATE: Keys of Hope Luncheon

Mark your calendar to join us for the virtual Keys of Hope Luncheon set for May 6. Out of continued caution for our community, this year's 11th annual luncheon will be hosted virtually. Be on the lookout for more information about how you can register to join us. 
If you or someone you know are interested in being a "Host for Hope," please contact Director of Communications and Events, Karlyn Reel at 

YWCA Offers "Domestic Violence 101" Training in Numerous Languages

YWCA offers domestic violence services in English, Spanish, French and Arabic. Our advocates are equipped to serve numerous cultures and are dedicated to eliminating any barriers, including language, for victims and survivors of domestic violence.   
YWCA Advocate Fatima Ahdaoui joined in on the Moroccan News radio show offering "domestic violence 101" training and discussed other ways to prevent violence in the immigrant community. 
If you or someone you know might be experiencing domestic violence, please contact YWCA at 865-523-6126.

21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge 

Although we are almost half-way through the 21 Day Challenge, you can still join us! Each 21 Day Challenge email has links to content from all previous days. It's not too late to join the challenge! The topics include: 
  • Reparations 
  • Sports
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Environmental Racism 
Register today by clicking the button below or learn more on our website by clicking HERE.
A special thank you to our partners! 

Welcome New YWCA Team Members

Savannah Brown, 
After-School Enrichment Program Counselor
Gracie Herbert, 
Development Associate
Ash Goodwin, 
Administrative Coordinator
DeVonte Porter, 
Youth Support Programs Coordinator

We Are Hiring! 

YWCA is seeking energetic individuals to join our team. Some of our open positions include:  
  • Director of Grants 
  • Justice for Families Program Coordinator
  • GameChangers Mentor Coordinator
  • Domestic Violence Transitional Housing Coordinator 
  • Front Desk, PRN 
See the descriptions and applications by clicking HERE.
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