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The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Teams Up With Wells Fargo and VH1 Actress LisaRaye

To Present 'A Financial Independence Workshop for Survivors of Domestic Violence' During Their Annual 'Week Without Violence'

African American news from Pasadena - News - YWCA fundraiser and workshop on Financial Independence for Survivors of Domestic Violence with LisaRayeThe YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley teams up with Wells Fargo and VH1 Actress LisaRaye to present 'A Financial Independence Workshop for Survivors of Domestic Violence' during their annual 'Week Without Violence'. . .

September 25, 2012 – (Pasadena, CA) – The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley has teamed up with Wells Fargo and LisaRaye to present a financial literacy workshop for survivors of Domestic Violence entitled: 'Stronger than the Abuser: Mentally, Emotionally and Financially'. The workshop will take place during the YWCA's annual Week Without Violence on Tuesday, October 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the YWCA facility located at 1200 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA.

"We are excited to have LisaRaye as our guest speaker for this workshop. We think her story will resonate with so many women and empower them to become mentally, emotionally and financially independent," says Karen Draine, Program Manager at the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley.

Actress LisaRaye is an entertainer, astute businesswoman, philanthropist, executive director and former First Lady. She currently has a hit sitcom on VH1 entitled, "Single Ladies," which is in its second season.

LisaRaye is a spokeswoman for women's rights and is an advocate for independence. LisaRaye will share her story about the importance of woman being finanically independent.

In addition to hosting this two-hour workshop, LisaRaye will be shooting a PSA as a call to action for support of the YWCA's Week Without Violence. Supporters can text YWCAPFV to 20222 to donate $10 or visit www.ywca-pasadena.org to purchase an exclusive LisaRaye t-shirt. All proceeds will go towards the YWCA.

"This partnership means a lot to us. We are glad to be able to share helpful information to these domestic violence survivors and teach them how to save, manage and budget their own money. We understand the importance of money management and Wells Fargo strives to educate not only our clients but the community as well," says Maria DelRosario, Business Specialist for Wells Fargo.

The YWCA invites survivors of Domestic Violence to participate in this two hour workshop.

For more information, please contact the YWCA at 626-296-8433. You can email the Program Manager, Karen Draine, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a seat.

For more information regarding other events related to the YWCA's Week Without Violence, please visit www.ywca-pasadena.org.

The YWCA would like to give special thanks to its committed partners and sponsors: Ann Taylor, Miss Jessie's, Jarritos, Nestle, Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge, Tunnel Vision LLC and The Anderson Group.


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