Oktoberfest!
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Oktoberfest!

NEW TO 2019!

Oktoberfest

Mini FUNdraiser!

You’re invited to our first annual fall fundraiser! Join us for an afternoon of good beer and good people. We’ll sip delicious ales, snack on German-themed snacks and relax in the courtyard. This event is open to men and women - bring your friends!

Who? This event is open to men and women!

Where? Biergarten at Yuma (Yuma’s courtyard, 4101 Yuma Street NW, Washington DC 20016)

When? Saturday, October 5th, from 4pm - 7pm

Cost? $25 per person

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YumaPrep
Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

YumaPrep

YumaPrep

WHAT COULD BE MORE FULFILLING THAN FIGURING OUT WHERE YOU CAN USE YOUR TALENTS BEST? 

FOR 9TH-12TH GRADERS

YumaPrep offers monthly professional and cultural seminars, discussion forums, and individual mentoring to girls who want to improve our world.

Details on October 12th:

The Freshmen Seminar: Having Good Friends

The Sophomore and Junior Seminar: Fashion

The Senior Seminar: My Inner World

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New! Cooking Master Class with Alexandra Greely
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

New! Cooking Master Class with Alexandra Greely

New to 2019!

Join us at Yuma for a new event - a Cooking Master Class with chef, cookbook author and food critic Alexandra Greely!

Details:

When? Saturday, October 26th, 10am - 1pm

Where? Yuma Center

Cost? $30 per person

MENU TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK!

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Author Alexandra Greely

Meet Alexandra Greely:

Food writer/editor, cookbook author, and restaurant critic, Alexandra (Sandy) Greeley lives in Northern Virginia, where she cooks, eats, dreams about food from other cultures, and writes about food from every angle and from every culture. She worked as the food editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and for Vegetarian Times magazine, and has written about food for numerous publications. She has had published 35 cookbooks, and has copyedited more than 20 cookbooks for major publishing houses. She was the co-founder of Washington, DC, Slow Food’s chapter and is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Washington chapter.

As a Catholic convert, Alexandra started the program at St. Veronica Catholic Church called Cooking with Our Saints in 2010. Over a seven-year period, she held classes featuring Catholic speakers from various regions of the world, including Cambodia. They brought in traditional recipes and spoke about the faith in their country of origin. Those classes inspired the cookbook she wrote called Cooking with the Saints by Sophia Institute Press. She initiated the farmers’ market on the grounds of St. Veronica and started an organic garden on the church property to feed the hungry through Catholic Charities. She also started an annual farm dinner, hosting parishioners and a Catholic speaker about food and farming. She has written about food for the National Catholic Register and is now a regular blogger writing about the connection between food and faith.

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Series for Women 60 and Beyond: A Lifetime of Memories
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Series for Women 60 and Beyond: A Lifetime of Memories

November  8-  A Lifetime of Memories.  

with Ruth McCully

Memories serve an important function in our lives.  You will enjoy learning practical tips and meaningful ways to preserve and share your family history & memories with family or friends in this pre-holiday seminar.

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YumaPrep
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

YumaPrep

YumaPrep

WHAT COULD BE MORE FULFILLING THAN FIGURING OUT WHERE YOU CAN USE YOUR TALENTS BEST? 

FOR 9TH-12TH GRADERS

YumaPrep offers monthly professional and cultural seminars, discussion forums, and individual mentoring to girls who want to improve our world.

DETAILS ON NOVEMBER 9TH:

THE FRESHMEN SEMINAR: SCHOOL-LIFE DEVELOPMENT

THE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR SEMINAR: ENTREPENEURSHIP

THE SENIOR SEMINAR: WHY AM I SO STRESSED?

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YumaPrep
Jan
11
2:00 PM14:00

YumaPrep

YumaPrep

WHAT COULD BE MORE FULFILLING THAN FIGURING OUT WHERE YOU CAN USE YOUR TALENTS BEST? 

FOR 9TH-12TH GRADERS

YumaPrep offers monthly professional and cultural seminars, discussion forums, and individual mentoring to girls who want to improve our world.

DETAILS ON JANUARY 11th:

THE FRESHMEN SEMINAR: TIME MANAGEMENT

THE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR SEMINAR: JOURNALISM

THE SENIOR SEMINAR: LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS

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YumaPrep
Feb
8
2:00 PM14:00

YumaPrep

YumaPrep

WHAT COULD BE MORE FULFILLING THAN FIGURING OUT WHERE YOU CAN USE YOUR TALENTS BEST? 

FOR 9TH-12TH GRADERS

YumaPrep offers monthly professional and cultural seminars, discussion forums, and individual mentoring to girls who want to improve our world.

DETAILS ON FEBRUARY 8TH:

THE FRESHMEN SEMINAR: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

THE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR SEMINAR: PSYCHOLOGY

THE SENIOR SEMINAR: LEADING WITH MAGNANIMITY

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YumaPrep
Mar
14
2:00 PM14:00

YumaPrep

YumaPrep

WHAT COULD BE MORE FULFILLING THAN FIGURING OUT WHERE YOU CAN USE YOUR TALENTS BEST? 

FOR 9TH-12TH GRADERS

YumaPrep offers monthly professional and cultural seminars, discussion forums, and individual mentoring to girls who want to improve our world.

DETAILS ON MARCH 14TH:

THE FRESHMEN SEMINAR: BEING A CULTURED PERSON

THE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR SEMINAR: POLITICS

THE SENIOR SEMINAR: FAITH & FAMILY

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YumaPrep
Apr
11
2:00 PM14:00

YumaPrep

YumaPrep

WHAT COULD BE MORE FULFILLING THAN FIGURING OUT WHERE YOU CAN USE YOUR TALENTS BEST? 

FOR 9TH-12TH GRADERS

YumaPrep offers monthly professional and cultural seminars, discussion forums, and individual mentoring to girls who want to improve our world.

DETAILS ON APRIL 11TH:

THE FRESHMEN SEMINAR: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

THE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR SEMINAR: THE DIGITAL WORLD

THE SENIOR SEMINAR: HOW TO EXPLAIN WHAT I BELIEVE

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YumaPrep
May
9
2:00 PM14:00

YumaPrep

YumaPrep

WHAT COULD BE MORE FULFILLING THAN FIGURING OUT WHERE YOU CAN USE YOUR TALENTS BEST? 

FOR 9TH-12TH GRADERS

YumaPrep offers monthly professional and cultural seminars, discussion forums, and individual mentoring to girls who want to improve our world.

DETAILS ON MAY 9TH:

THE FRESHMEN SEMINAR: BECOMING WOMEN OF CHARACTER

THE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR SEMINAR: MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE

THE SENIOR SEMINAR: CALLED TO SERVE

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YumaPrep
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

YumaPrep

YumaPrep

WHAT COULD BE MORE FULFILLING THAN FIGURING OUT WHERE YOU CAN USE YOUR TALENTS BEST? 

FOR 9TH-12TH GRADERS

YumaPrep offers monthly professional and cultural seminars, discussion forums, and individual mentoring to girls who want to improve our world.

Details on September 14th:

The Freshmen Seminar: Know Oneself

The Sophomore and Junior Seminar: Business

The Senior Seminar: Define Your Future

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A Series for Women 60 and Beyond: The Relational You
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

A Series for Women 60 and Beyond: The Relational You

September 13  -  The Relational You

with Peggy Gabriel

How do our relationships with family, friends, neighbors change as we age? You will hear inspiring ideas for deepening friendships or diversifying relationships with those we love.  

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About Peggy Gabriel

Peggy Gabriel is a proud native of the Midwest. She studied Art at Loyola University of Chicago. She and her husband Steve have raised 8 children and have been blessed so far with 30 grandchildren. Peggy has over 16 years of experience as a receptionist for a Naval Architecture company, and she still maintains the Communication Command Center for her family.

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Next: A College and Graduate Student Series
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Next: A College and Graduate Student Series

NEXT: A Discussion Series

A 2019 Initiative

ABOUT NEXT:

Join us for monthly discussions featuring successful and distinguished women from different professional fields. Hear their stories and discover tips and inspiration to become the best professional and leader you can be. Explore what's NEXT. It is your turn to leave a mark.

ABOUT SEPTEMBER 7TH:

Topic: How can you become a leader and a professional guided by integrity and justice? What's it like to work in a multicultural environment, travel to far away places and interview corrupt officials in dangerous environments? Maria Mallo will be sharing anecdotes of her anti-corruption work at the World Bank and tips on what helped her to get there.

Speaker: Maria Mallo, Senior Investigator, World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency

ALL THE DETAILS:

Who? All college and graduate students in the DC area!

Where? 4101 Yuma Street NW

When? At 6pm on Saturday, September 7th

Download the flyer to share with friends!

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Professional Soiree:  Women in the Arts
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Professional Soiree: Women in the Arts

Appreciating Artistic Masterpieces

Join us on Thursday, August 22, 2019 for our next Professional Soiree!

Where: Yuma Center, 4101 Yuma Street NW

Cost: $20, online or at the door

A discussion and wine reception will follow Dr. Coman’s presentation


About the talk:

Dr. Sonia Coman explores her recent cross-disciplinary research on Haviland porcelain from Limoges to open up a world to you that weaves together the French Impressionists, an American family of ceramic manufacturers, and Japanese porcelain designers. Through this fascinating presentation, you will gain a deeper appreciation for art, history, culture, and the ways in which they intersect.


About Sonia:

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Romanian-born Dr. Sonia Coman received a B.A. from Harvard (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum laude) and a Ph.D. from Columbia, where she pursued a dual specialization in Japanese art and Western European art and wrote a dissertation on Japonisme. Prior to entering her doctoral program, Coman interned at the Louvre Museum. At Columbia, she taught a self-designed undergraduate seminar on ceramic objects used as diplomatic gifts across world cultures. While pursuing her doctorate, Coman also worked as a bibliographer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After receiving her Ph.D., Coman moved to Washington, DC to assume a position as Anne van Biema fellow at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art. There, Coman has focused her research and writing on the formation and legacy of an influential collection of Japanese ceramics—that of the Gallery’s founder, 19th-century American industrialist Charles Lang Freer. Since February 2019, she serves on the editorial board of Brill’s Journal of Japonisme. Outside of her profession in art history, Coman writes and translates poetry and recently authored a multilingual book of haiku, shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation's Touchstone Distinguished Book Award for 2017.

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Lecture by Chen Guangcheng: Human Rights in China
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Lecture by Chen Guangcheng: Human Rights in China

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Lecture by Author and Activist Chen Guangcheng

AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST CHEN GUANGCHENG AND HIS WIFE YUAN WEIJING SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA.

Suggested Donation $10

Join us on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30pm for a lecture with Chen Guangcheng and his wife Yuan Weijing. A reception will follow the presentation and discussion.

This event is open to men and women of all ages.

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





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Senior Seminar Series: The Creative You
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Seminar Series: The Creative You

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Senior Seminar: The Creative You

July 19 -  The Creative You.

Presented by Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano

The fine arts play an important role in life for people of all ages.  Expressing yourself in art, music, crafts, nature, or perhaps rediscovering your latent talents can be a source of serenity and peace right now.  Come hear renowned opera singer Delores Ziegler discuss elements of opera and learn how her passion for music has brought her joy and fulfillment.

Where:  Yuma Center’s Great Hall

When Friday, July 19th

Time:  10:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee, Tea & pastries served.

Suggested donation: $10

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Monthly Mother's Club
May
28
10:15 AM10:15

Monthly Mother's Club

Summer is almost here and so are long car trips! Come hear Elizabeth Bergin share her tips on how to make the most of car travel time.

Cost is $50 for a year’s membership (includes 10 meetings) OR $10 a meeting.

Babysitting is available for a cost of $2 per child.

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Professional Soiree
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Professional Soiree

The necessity of a positive work culture

(and how to create it!) 

Thursday, May 16th

7:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, May 16th for the next professional soiree! Executive Director of the NACCED Laura DeMaria will explore practical tips on how you can contribute to a positive work culture! Following Laura's talk is a Q&A and wine reception. 

Suggested donation $20.

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Meet Laura!

Laura DeMaria is the Executive Director of the National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED), which represents local government agencies delivering community development and affordable housing programs across the nation. She is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the American University School of Public Affairs, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management. Laura serves on the Board of Directors of L'Arche of Greater Washington and is a volunteer peer mentor with Best Buddies of the Capital Region.

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YumaPrep Leadership Program
May
11
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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Senior Seminar Series: The Outer You
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Seminar Series: The Outer You

The Outer You

with Lourdes Arguello

Fashion and image consultant Lourdes Arguello will lead us in a discussion about dressing as a reflection of our true femininity and personalities, no matter what our age. If dressing is a language, how are you speaking to others to communicate the many aspects of your personality? This fun and informative seminar will help us to see how to better reflect who we are in the way we present ourselves to the world.


WHERE:  Yuma Center’s Great Hall

WHEN Friday, May 10th

TIME:  10:00 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE, TEA & PASTRIES WILL BE SERVED.

Suggested donation: $10

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Meet Lourdes

Lourdes Arguello is a Lifestyle consultant. She has a B.A. in Education from Amherst, MA and is a certified Montessori teacher obtaining her certificate in San Francisco, CA. She received her Masters in Matrimony and Family from the University of Navarre in Spain and her Image Consultant degree from Style Innovators in Chicago, IL. She has been married for 20 years and is a mother of four. She runs her own business, Integral Image as a Lifestyle consultant. She also works for Williams-Sonoma Inc: Pottery Barn as a Home Designer and manages their To the Trade business. Mrs Arguello enjoys learning, hosting parties and fitness activities, especially running. You can see some of her adventures on Instagram and Facebook at Integral_image.official or Lourdes Arguello. She is not only a fan of Girl Talk but also a Senior Mentor in one of their programs. She strongly believes in its mission and loves supporting its adventures. She also frequently participates and supports many of the wonderful programs that Yuma offers. As a mother, daughter, friend and female entrepreneur, Yuma has been an asset to her formation, growth and strength.



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YumaPrep Leadership Program
Apr
13
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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The Inaugural Inspiring Leaders Conference
Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

The Inaugural Inspiring Leaders Conference

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:

Yuma Center and Girl Talk announce the inaugural Inspiring Leaders Conference.  On Saturday, March 30th, college women from all over the DC, MD, and VA region will gather at the Yuma Center in DC for a conference that will empower and inspire them to be authentic leaders on their campuses, in their classes, and in all of their future pursuits! 

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YumaPrep Leadership Program
Mar
9
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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Senior Seminar Series: Your Home
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Seminar Series: Your Home

Your Home

with Donna Searby

We all want to live in bright and cheerful homes.  Creating orderly, clutter-free spaces helps to nurture a happy and healthy home and gives you more time to enjoy family and friends!  

WHERE:  Yuma Center’s Great Hall

WHEN Friday, March 8th

TIME:  10:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee, tea and pastries will be served.

Suggested donation: $10

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6th Annual Motherhood Conference
Feb
9
9:30 AM09:30

6th Annual Motherhood Conference

6th Annual Motherhood Conference

Mothers, too, need professional development in order to become the best version of themselves.  Access to fresh ideas, experiences and insights brings with it a sense of fulfillment in work and a desire to serve family and society joyfully.

This half-day conference brings mothers of all ages together to hear inspiring lectures and to have an opportunity to share the adventure and challenge of motherhood!  

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8th Grade "Why Work?" Workshop
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

8th Grade "Why Work?" Workshop

Includes: Short talks, work sessions, outdoor & indoor games and a service project.

Fee: $45 (bring your lunch)

Learn the 'how to' practical side of:

  • habit building & brain chemistry

  • developing positive and lasting motivation to work hard.

  • effective studying habits

  • how work & play can be a prayer

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YumaPrep Leadership Program
Jan
12
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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Senior Seminar Series: It's Never Too Late to Begin
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Seminar Series: It's Never Too Late to Begin

It’s Never Too Late to Begin!

A motivational talk describing your new workplace in the world as a senior.  Taking small steps or giant leaps, you will find joy and fulfillment in life at this new stage of your life’s journey.   

Where:  Yuma Center’s Great Hall

When Friday, January 11th

Time:  10:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee, tea & pastries will be served.

Suggested donation: $10

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YumaPrep Leadership Program
Dec
8
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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YumaPrep Leadership Program
Nov
10
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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