Lecture: Human Rights in China
7:30 PM19:30

Lecture: Human Rights in China


Yuan Weijing and Chen Guancheng and son

Join a lively discussion with Chen Guangcheng and his wife Yuan Weijing on Human Rights in China.

Reception following.

Suggested Donation $10.

Open to high school girls participating in our summer leadership program, Washington Week, and women of all ages.

Chen Guangcheng's book "The Barefoot Lawyer" will be available for purchase. 

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Mother's Club
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Club

Summer Pot-Luck!

Kids invited!

Please RSVP to Elizabeth or Lindsay so we know if you can come to the pot-luck!

2018 Calendar:

  • Jan 16th 
  • Feb 20th
  • Mar 20th
  • Apr 17th 
  • May 15
  • Jun 15 (End of school year Pot-Luck; on a Friday)
  • *no meetings in July & August
  • Sep 18
  • Oct 16
  • Nov 13 (note: moved up a week due to Thanksgiving)
  • Dec 7 (Cookie Exchange; on a Friday)

Throughout the year, the club is held monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM.  Come, learn, share and be inspired!

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YumaPrep Leadership Program
2:00 PM14:00

YumaPrep Leadership Program

Yuma Prep Leadership Program

Explore what it means to lead with integrity and be a catalyst for positive change. YumaPrep offers leadership training and seminars, discussion forums and individual mentoring to girls who want to make a positive impact on the world.  The program offers girls the chance to make new friends from different schools and is lots of fun!


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8th Grade Mini-Retreat
7:30 PM19:30

8th Grade Mini-Retreat

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April 27:  7:30-9:30 p.m.

An evening of prayer and fun for 8th graders.  

Includes optional dinner out at 6:15 p.m. Be here by 6:15 if you would like to join us for dinner in Tenleytown!

If you join us for dinner, be sure to bring money along!




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Soiree for Professionals
7:00 PM19:00

Soiree for Professionals

An evening of conversation, casual networking and friendship for professional women


April Session:

"Less is More.  Doing the Right Things Well!"

Speaker Brittany Baldwin is a speechwriter in Washington, D.C.  She has previously worked as a ghostwriter for over 20 clients, and as a speechwriter on a presidential campaign and on Capitol Hill.

She has a B.A. in American Studies from Hillsdale College and is a native Texan. Brittany enjoys hiking, baking and spending time with family and friends.

Please join us before the talk for a wine reception!  Reception starts at 7:00 p.m. 

$15 on-line or at the door



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Spring Young Professional Retreat
to Mar 4

Spring Young Professional Retreat

This Spring...

  • Spend a weekend away to pray and refocus your priorities and plans.  Talk with God about life, love, work, friendships and family. 
  • Attendees have the opportunity to attend Mass on Saturday and Sunday and to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  The schedule includes time for private prayer, reading, relaxation and exercise.
  • A priest of Opus Dei will preach the retreat, lead times of prayer and will be available for spiritual direction.

Visit the Retreat page to register.

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Virtual Fundraiser for Venezuela
6:00 AM06:00

Virtual Fundraiser for Venezuela

Please join Yuma's partner American Initiatives in raising $2,500 to support the project to preserve the Altoclaro Conference Center.

The funds are needed to paint the exterior walls of the Conference Center which are in major disrepair.

Yuma and American Initiatives are looking to raise the needed funds by March 31th.

You can make a General Donation on the American Initiatives website using the button below. 

Thank you for your generosity!






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Work and Life Conference
9:00 AM09:00

Work and Life Conference

Work & Life Conference

"Embrace the Challenge"

Learn how a variety of professional women meet and embrace challenge in their personal professional journeys.

Keynote Speakers:


Jane (Jenny) A. Driver is a research physician at the Boston VA Medical Center, a member of the Division of Aging, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Trained as both a geriatrician and an oncologist, her research focuses on the epidemiology, prediction, and prevention of cancer and neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Driver will share her personal journey and the experiences that led her to discover the deeper meaning of work.



Anne Kustner Haser

Anne Kustner Haser is the President and Design Principal of Anne Kustner Lighting Design (AKLD). She founded AKLD in 1994 and has since completed more than 1,000 architectural lighting and control system designs throughout the United States. Anne is originally from Wisconsin and attended Mount St. Mary's College.  She has navigated several health issues over the years and met each challenge with optimism and a sense of humor.   Through her professional work and love for lighting she strives to bring out the beauty in residential and commercial architecture.

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Keep Our Girls Safe: Human Trafficking in Our Communities
10:00 AM10:00

Keep Our Girls Safe: Human Trafficking in Our Communities

Keep Our Girls Safe: Human Trafficking in Our Communities

Yuma Center invites representatives from law enforcement and former trafficked persons for a morning discussion on human trafficking in our area.  

Hear the story of Barbara Amaya, a sex trafficking survivor and Bill Woolf, a law enforcement officer, identify what is is, where it is happening, and what it looks like. 


October 7, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Yuma Center:

4101 Yuma Street, NW

Washington, DC 20016


Help Us Keep Teens Safe.  

Open to men and women, ages 21 and older.

FREE ADMISSION, Space is limited.





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Slow Fashion: The Social Impact of Thoughtful Consumption
10:30 AM10:30

Slow Fashion: The Social Impact of Thoughtful Consumption

The Social Impact of Thoughtful Consumption


Yuma Center presents in partnership with

Fashion Intelligence

An instructional workshop to benefit Yuma Center and clothing drive to benefit Success In Style.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

at Yuma Center

4101 Yuma St. NW  |  Washington, DC 20016

$30 per person  /  $15 per student (by September 29)

$35 (on September 29 and at the door)

Bring along gently-used men's and women's clothing as your donation to Success in Style.

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Want to Write a Winning College Essay?
9:30 AM09:30

Want to Write a Winning College Essay?

You are Invited to a half-day

College Essay Seminar

for Rising High School Seniors

Taught by Brittany Baldwin, Speechwriter



9:30-10:15 AM - introductory talk and tips

10:15-11:00 AM - working session

11:00-12:00 AM - one-on-one coaching

12:00-12:30 PM- concluding take-away message

*Participants should bring drafts of their college essays if they have them, or essay ideas!  They should also bring a laptop or a work pad.



Sign Up HERE

Limited to 15 spots.

Cost: $50 - materials included

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