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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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Inspired Men Campaign

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
On September 15, Chrysalis held our first event designed to enlist men in the support of Chrysalis while helping them understand the role boys and men play in the success of girls and...
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Remembering 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2022
Today marks the 21st anniversary of the most tragic event in our country’s history. The numbers were staggering: 2,753 persons killed in New York 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23...
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Student Loan Forgiveness

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Last week President Biden announced that $20,000 of student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients would be forgiven, $10,000 for many other borrowers, that the federal...
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How CAS Helps with Mental Health

Monday, August 1, 2022
Starting Saturday, July 16, a new way to reach out for help became available for anyone struggling with mental health troubles by calling or texting 9-8-8. Similar to 9-1-1, these...
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The Start of Chrysalis and the Women’s Funding Movement

Monday, July 11, 2022
There is a rich history that led to the creation of Chrysalis and led the women’s funding movement in the US. Here is a brief overview of the history of the nonprofit sector, women’s...
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What is Reproductive Justice?

Monday, July 11, 2022
This past week has been difficult. However you feel about abortion, the Supreme Court decision was a blow to bodily autonomy and ability to make personal health care...
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The Importance of DEIA and Intersectionality

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Chrysalis’ current strategic plan includes several efforts toward ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our policies, our training and education activities, and our...
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Every Kid Healthy Week

Monday, May 2, 2022
April 25-29, is Every Kid Healthy Week, an observance focusing on raising awareness about the health of children. This recognition was started in 2002 by Action for Healthy...
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