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!
First Session: October 13, 2018
Yuma Center hosts its partner organization, American Initiatives, for an evening with the directors of the Kumbel Training Center for Women in Kazakhstan!
Suggested donation: $10 (ALL proceeds from this lecture will go directly to the Kumbel Training Center for women in Kazakhstan!)
Join us for a lecture and discussion, following by wine reception.
What is the Kumbel Training Center for Women?
Young women in rural areas of Kazakhstan have limited access to education and opportunities for advancement, suffer gender discrimination and are likely to fall into alcoholism and prostitution. Some migrate to urban areas in search of a better life, but their lack of formal education and training limit their job opportunities and ability to improve their lives and financial situation. Kazakhstan Foundation for Cultural, Social and Educational Development (KFCSED) is addressing these needs in a two-way approach:
Providing education, skill training and personal development to women from rural areas
Raising awareness and promoting a culture of solidarity among young women from urban areas.
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
Twice a year the Yuma Center provides space & leadership training to college women through Yuma's partner Girl Talk .
Girl Talk is a leadership and mentoring program that inspires high school and college girls to discover the beauty of friendships and the importance of a strong self-worth through storytelling and discussion groups.
You are invited!
A College Essay Seminar
for Rising High School Seniors
Taught by Brittany Baldwin, Speechwriter
“It was helpful to know what sort of thing to say since there are so many options and one feels overwhelmed! And it was also nice to get an alternate opinion on what we’d already written." -Claire
9:30-10:15 AM - introductory talk, tips, Q&A
10:15 AM -12:00 PM - working session / one-on-one coaching
12:10-12:30 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.
Advance Registration Only.
Limited to 15 spots. Cost: $50 - materials included.
Yuan Weijing and Chen Guancheng and son
Join a lively discussion with Chen Guangcheng and his wife Yuan Weijing on Human Rights in China.
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.
- 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.
Join us for our 6th Annual Motherhood Conference on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This one-day conference is offered in an effort to bring mothers of all ages together to hear inspiring lectures and to have an opportunity to share the joys and challenges of parenting.
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!
Work & Life Conference
"Embrace the Challenge"
Learn how a variety of professional women meet and embrace challenge in their personal professional journeys.
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.
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
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.