Many community members may not realize that the YWCA offers monthly Community Enrichment Classes. In the past, participants have enjoyed learning how to cook on a budget, manage their time, get the most out coupons, polish their resumes, learn about estate planning and work on journaling. Classes are held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and are open to everyone in the community. Free childcare is provided if you sign up ahead of time!
The YWCA also partners with HomeWORD to provide budget and credit workshops. HomeWORD teaches quarterly classes on budgeting and savings and credit lending. During the budgeting and savings class, participants learn how to develop a budget and what their financial goals are. The credit lending workshop teaches how to pull credit reports, what credit scores mean, and what creditors look for from loan applicants.
This month’s class is slated for Monday, July 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m. and focuses on Compassionate Communication. Patrick Marsolek, a clinical hypnotherapist, will teach participants simple, yet effective tools to connect with others while expressing yourself more clearly. The class will develop tools that bring empathy, honesty, and integrity into all communication.
Please sign up by Wednesday, July 10 if you would like childcare.
The YWCA is always looking for topic ideas and teachers willing to teach classes! If you have a skill to share, please contact Lisa Bruce at 543-6691 or [email protected].
Posted by Lisa Bruce, YWCA Emergency Housing Case Manager