"On Thursday, October 23rd, the YWCA Greensboro will hold the grand opening of its new facility at 1807 E. Wendover Avenue. The community is invited to attend the “Celebrating Our Roots, Strengthening our Branches” event, which will include breakfast, building tours, and the organization’s annual meeting. As part of a celebration of its volunteers and supporters, the YW will present the Barbara Walker Lifetime Achievement Award to special guest and honoree Shirley Frye.
The new 19,400 square-foot building features a year-round emergency shelter – one of only two in Greensboro that serves families. Three state-of-the-art classrooms, an exercise area, and two well equipped childcare rooms will serve the needs of the YWCA’s teen and adult pregnancy and parenting programs and microenterprise program. Large, flexible multi-use spaces provide an amazing venue for the organization’s educational brown bag lunches, community meals, and community engagement activities. A fully accessible commercial kitchen will serve the shelter and other programs and be used for job training. The top floor of the building houses the offices and administrative functions of the YW.
The kitchen, multi-purpose area, and classrooms will be available for rent for community functions, with in-house catering available. The building is designed to be fully accessible and welcoming and includes gender-neutral restrooms.
Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program will run from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Attendees must register for the event at http://tinyurl.com/qjfa8df. For those who cannot make the main event, additional building tours, which do not require registration, will occur every half hour from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. that day."
- A Press Release