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Join us for the 2023 Chrysalis INSPIRED Event!

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
We hope that you’ve purchased your tickets for our upcoming INSPIRED Event featuring attorney and author Rachael Denhollander. You recall that Ms. Denhollander gained international recognition in 2016...
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Labor Day and the History of Women's Workforce Activism

Thursday, September 7, 2023
September 4, 2023 marks the 141st anniversary of the first Labor Day, celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City as planned by the Central Labor Union. Since then, it has been celebrated the first Monday of...
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Authenticity of Strong Women

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
For a number of reasons, Chrysalis emphasizes the words “strong women.”  Women prove every day how strong they are. Excellent examples are the women who worked for 72 years so that women in this country...
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Women's Role in Our Independence

Thursday, July 13, 2023
The team at Chrysalis hopes everyone enjoyed the 2023 American Independence Day holiday! We most often credit our “founding fathers” for the origin of our independence,...
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Social Media and It's Impact on Girls

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
One in 3 adolescents report using social media until midnight or later. On average (2021), youth in grades 8 and 10 use social media 3.5 hours daily, with 25% online more...
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3 Vital Components of Social Connection

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Last week the United States surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, announced a startling new public health advisory, urging officials and health care experts to treat a...
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, observed in the United States since 1949. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is marking the month with a More...
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Women and the Judicial System

Monday, May 1, 2023
Over the last few months, Chrysalis staff has met with Chrysalis Community Partner grantees for the 2022 final reporting and, for those funded for 2023, planning for their work this year. It is our...
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Women's Alliance and DEI

Monday, May 1, 2023
Our recent work with Women’s Alliance (grantee) partners around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) taught us that the interconnectedness of these concepts is essential in creating...
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Unseen Women's History

Monday, March 27, 2023
Women are missing from history textbooks and much public memory, but not because their stories have not been told. In fact, women have endeavored to preserve their history through spoken...
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Women's History Month and Feminism

Thursday, March 9, 2023
Women’s History Month is, of course, an important month for Chrysalis. Throughout the month of March, we’ll hear and see stories about remarkable women whose lives have made a difference in their communities,...
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Working to Improve Social Determinants of Health

Monday, March 6, 2023
Since the pandemic began, there’s been plenty of buzz about health and well-being, particularly mental health. The news has not been good when learning about the increasing problems...
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Women for President

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Monday, February 20, is President’s Day, a federal holiday established in 1862 to boost national morale during the dark days of the Civil War. Originally celebrating...
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The Importance of Women Role Models

Thursday, February 9, 2023
We’ve often used the statement “you can’t be what you can’t see” when referencing Chrysalis After-School programs and their involvement of women from a range of professions and...
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Eliminating Gangs and Gang Violence

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
It’s easy to be either fearful or judgmental about gangs, particularly youth gangs. With the recent violence in our own community that is attributed to gang involvement, it’s important to...
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Understanding Toxic Stress

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Imagine that science discovered a toxic substance that increased the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart, lung, and liver disease for millions. Imagine that this substance also increased a person’s risk for smoking, suicide, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted...
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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Monday, January 9, 2023
As you may know, January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and 10 years ago, Chrysalis dedicated a significant amount of time raising awareness, hosting speakers, and...
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#MeToo Lives On

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The #MeToo movement lives on. Earlier this month, actor, and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom (who is married to California Governor Gavin Newsom) testified as “Jane Doe #4” in the trial...
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Defining Power

Monday, November 21, 2022
We’ve likely heard more than enough about the mid-term elections. Although several races are yet to be determined across the country, women still fall short in...
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Native American Heritage Month

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
At the beginning of the 20th century, an effort to recognize the significant contributions of the first Americans to the establishment and growth of the United States...
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Bullying Doesn't Stop in Childhood

Thursday, October 13, 2022
We all remember who the school bully was, and how we felt when it happened to us. But bullying doesn’t stop in childhood – and often occurs in the workplace. October is...
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Iowa Child Care Crisis

Thursday, October 6, 2022
For many working families, decisions about placing their children in childcare is a tough decision and finding options can be a difficult task. One way is to use the Iowa...
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Making Women's Leadership a Priority

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Chrysalis has long made women’s leadership a strategic priority in our work. The Girl Scouts Research Institute (GSRI) recently sampled 3,000 girls/young...
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