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YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

A group of young women are gathered at the Milwaukee YMCA for an exercise class in this undated photograph.
In 1892 prominent Protestant women founded the Milwaukee chapter of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). Their goal was to help girls, particularly those migrating to the city from the countryside, adjust to urban life by providing affordable housing and helping the migrants find employment. The YWCA offered a range of professional development, social improvement,… Read More
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