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YWCA Greater Cleveland honored with YWCA USA's Excellence Award for Racial Justice

The award was given in recognition of the organization's work in its mission to eliminate racism.

CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player above is from a previous story.

Top honors for the YWCA Greater Cleveland, as the organization was honored with the YWCA USA's Excellence Award for Racial Justice.

The award recognizes the hard work of the team led by President & CEO Margaret Mitchell. It honors local chapters that champion YWCA's mission to "eliminate racism in their communities while centering women, girls, and nonbinary people of color." 

Specifically, the YWCA Greater Cleveland was recognized for its work in the following areas:

Mitchell thanked YWCA Greater Cleveland’s Board, Staff, and the community for supporting the organization’s journey of achieving true racial justice and gender equity. YWCA Greater Cleveland said in a press release that it plans to continue to expand the reach of their programs and services to the Greater Cleveland area and beyond.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player below is from a previous, unrelated story.