Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Lecture by Chen Guangheng: 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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Improving the lives of young rural women from Kazakhstan
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Improving the lives of young rural women from Kazakhstan

Yuma Center hosts its partner organization, American Initiatives, for an evening with the directors of the Kumbel Training Center for Women in Kazakhstan!


Tuesday, October 16th from 7:30 - 9pm

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.



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YumaPrep Leadership Program
Oct
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!

First Session: October 13, 2018

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Girl Talk Training Weekend
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Girl Talk Training Weekend

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.

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Mother's Club
Sep
18
10:15 AM10:15

Mother's Club

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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!

Upcoming 2018 Dates: 

  • Sep 18
  • Oct 16
  • Nov 13 (note: moved up a week due to Thanksgiving)
  • Dec 7 (Cookie Exchange; on a Friday)

 

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Want to Write a Winning College Essay?
Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Want to Write a Winning College Essay?

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

AGENDA:

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.

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