racial justiceWe:

  • Advocate for people who are facing discrimination and prejudice
  • Conduct Cultural Awareness Workshops
  • Provide culturally specific education, information and referrals
  • Provide community outreach in Ohio Valley


Current Programs:

For Educators & Friends of Education,

The YWCA Wheeling is proud to announce the continuation and additions to our Project on Racism Contest, formerly known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest.  We are continuing the essay portion of the contest; just adding a few more elements. Beginning this year, we are including a music/song contest, & a Five Minute Film contest along with the essays. The Project on Racism Contest still honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while encouraging students’ creativity through essay writing, musical expression, and film.   The YWCA Wheeling is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Attached is a packet explaining more in detail.

The 2019 Project on Racism Contest will be based on the following quote from Dr. King

“Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about the things that matter.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – speech on March 8, 1965 in Selma Alabama

Students are invited to submit their entries on or before Wednesday, November 1st, 2018.  We hope you will consider incorporating our contest into your fall projects & curriculum. Since I am relatively new at this position, this is a new spin to the contest; we are expecting a little adjustment.

Please free to contact Ron Scott at cdcodirector@ywcawheeling.org with any issues, concerns, and/or questions.

Thank you on advance for your participation, patience, and consideration.


Stand Against Racism – is a movement of the YWCA that aims to
eliminate racism by raising awareness through its annual event which takes place the last Friday of each April. We address the root cause of racism and encourage conversations across diverse communities in the USA.

STOP – Ohio, Marshall, and Wetzel Counties – (STOP Violence Against Women Program) encourages governmental and nongovernmental agencies to restructure and strengthen the criminal justice system response to be proactive in dealing with the problem of violence against women.

Ron Scott, Director