YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley | News


YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley is on mission to eliminate racism and empower women. YWCA serves Knox, Blount, Anderson, Roane, Loudon, and Sevier counties in East Tennessee with programs ranging from transitional housing to domestic violence services, youth services, victim advocacy, and more. YWCA CEO Alizza Punzalan-Randle welcomes the opportunity to speak about YWCA’s work and Director of Public Relations Karlyn Reel can connect you with experts from our organization who serve our community.

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Phyllis Wheatley Center Helping Virtual Learners

Phyllis Wheatley Center Director, Monica Smith-Albright and Director of Public Relations, Karlyn Reel spoke with Carol Shane at the Shopper News Northeast edition about the latest programming at the Phyllis Wheatley Center.

Virtual Keys of Hope Luncheon

The 10th Annual Keys of Hope Luncheon has virtual this year due to COVID-19. However, that didn't stop YWCA from sharing the story of the life-saving programs provided to clients across the Tennessee Valley. WVLT News Anchor, Brittany Tarwater hosted the event that raised over $140,000.

Newly Renovated Modular Classroom at Phyllis Wheatley Center

With the help from volunteers at Clayton, a modular classroom at the Phyllis Wheatley Center has been renovated and now available for students who attending the Virtual Home Away From Home Program. The 2,000 square-foot modular needed many cosmetic updates. Clayton volunteers started working on the project in February and continued their work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.