The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA New Mexico President & CEO Amy Whitfield discuses the programs and impact of YWCA NM.
Hosted by: Gene GrantProduced by: Mountain West Newsmakers Team
A request by a foreign entity to drill over 50 wells to redistribute water from rural to urban areas is the decade long water battle discussed by Rep. Gail Armstrong . Armstrong describes the role of the Office of the State Engineer in water the rights battle.
The state budget has challenges and Lt. Governor John Sanchez discusses the state of the economy. Growing revenue does not mean raising taxes for NM. Sanchez elaborates on his vision for the future of NM .
New Mexico First, Economic Policy Director Pamela Blackwell discusses how New Mexico First provides the community with a voice in order to share hopes, dreams and solutions to the challenges of New Mexico.
For more information visit http://www.nmfirst.org
Yolanda Vazquez talks with Dean Lynch, Executive Director, Virginia Association of Counties. They discuss how they advocated for the residents of Virginia during the most recent General Assembly Session.
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Twenty-seven years after the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, unemployment rates for people with a disability remain higher than the general population. Helena Berger, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities discusses the benefits of the Disability Equality Index, a benchmark tool that helps organizations assess where they stand on the spectrum of disability inclusion. This discussion continues in part 2 of Disability Equality Index.
Interview recorded Sept 27, 2017.
Inspiring girls to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is critical to the Lansing area. 2020 Girls Clubs prepare middle school girls (ages 9–13) for success in the year 2020 and beyond. 2020 Girls is a partnership between the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) and the Capital Area United Way Women’s Leadership Council. Local women leaders have supported 2020 Girls through the Greater Lansing 100+ Women Who Care and local Zonta clubs.
Participation in 2020 Girls helps girls develop concrete skills that serve them well in school and future careers. Courses in robotics, game design, and programming require students to learn new concepts, hone existingskills, and put their theoretical knowledge into immediate practice. Relevant skills include computation, spatial reasoning, computer programming, functions/graphing, math and science literacy, and artistry. All of these skills contribute to academic success, and as today’s professional landscape evolves, employers are coming to value them more than ever.
2020 Girls improves girls’ self-confidence by introducing them tosupportive female instructors and mentors. Women who work in STEM careers provide ideal role models for young women assessing what role technology might play in their future and in their careers.