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Meet Miss Sarah

September 21st, 2018|Categories: Childcare, Empowerment, Staff Spotlight|

We want you to get to know the great childcare workers we have at EmBe. Childcare jobs are essential to a strong workforce and the people that care for our kids are doing amazing work. Name: Sarah Watts Site Location: South  Years of Service: 6 years What's the best part of working at EmBe? I love working at EmBe because of all the wonderful children and the supportive parents. [...]

Finn’s Story

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Aquatics|

Finn was born 15 weeks early and weighed just 1lb 12oz. He spent the first 98 days of his life in the NICU. Because of his early birth, Finn has fine and gross motor delays and Reactive Airway Disease (RAD). Finn saw physical and occupational therapists from the time he was six months old until he was 4.5 years old. At first, his therapies were in-home and then they [...]

Parenting Class with the Parent Connection!

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Childcare|

EmBe is proud to be partnering with the South Dakota Parent Connection on this five week series on Understanding the Social and Emotional Development of Children. Session topics will include: -The Development of Social Skills -Red Flags and Warning Signs: How Do I Know If Behavior is Typical?  -Strategies and Discussions in Dealing With Difficult Behavior -Understanding Risk: Disabilities That Impact Behavior -Keeping the Lines of Communication Open This series is [...]

Little Time, Big Impact

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Dress for Success, Impact, Women|

Since 2013, Dress for Success Sioux Falls has been empowering women in our community. By clothing them with interview outfits and mentoring them through job searching, Dress for Success treats their clients with dignity and respect and helps them to recognize their important role in society. Dress for Success recently became part of the EmBe family because the two visions align: To empower women and their families. To support [...]

Swimming Builds Confidence

August 7th, 2018|Categories: Aquatics|Tags: , , |

Fall swim lessons start soon at EmBe. As we enter the cooler months, now is the time to enroll your family in one of the organization’s many aquatic programs available this season. EmBe uses the American Red Cross for swimming and water safety training, with an emphasis on drowning prevention and the best in swim instruction. Classes include parent to child — as young as age 6 months are [...]

EmBe Honors Nine at the 45th Annual Tribute to Women Celebration

April 19th, 2018|Categories: EmBe News, Tribute to Women, Women|

Last night at the Washington Pavilion, EmBe recognized 52 women and men for the annual Tribute to Women event that celebrates the rich history of recognizing the achievements of exceptional individuals throughout the community. The following were honored for their achievements: Banking & Finance - Marcy Crawford, Citi Business Achievement - Carrie Biondi, Lawrence & Schiller Community Service - Lori Murray, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center EmBeliever [...]

Five Great Reasons to Coach Kids!

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Youth|

Three of EmBe’s signature after-school programs will begin in March, and they are in need of volunteers like you! Girls on the Run is an activity-based, positive youth development program for grades 3 through 5, and over 1,500 girls participate in Sioux Falls each year. This bi-annual program teaches life skills, inspires confidence and promotes positive health while preparing the girls to run in a celebratory 5K at the end [...]

EmBe announces nominees for 45th Annual Tribute to Women celebration

March 18th, 2018|Categories: EmBe News, Tribute to Women, Women|

Fifty-two women, men and businesses have been nominated for the 45th Tribute to Women celebration. The event, which serves as EmBe’s premier fundraiser, honors the achievements of women in the community and recognizes men, women and businesses that show a commitment to empowering women and families. The honorees were nominated in one of the following categories: Business Achievement, Banking & Finance, Government & Law, Healthcare & STEM, Community Service, [...]

You Empowered Sarah

March 16th, 2018|Categories: EmBe News, Empowerment, Impact, Women|

Sarah Rhea Werner left her full-time day job a little over a year ago to start her own business. She’s a writer. She runs two successful podcasts. She writes a column about podcasting for Forbes magazine. She does public speaking and workshops. She consults on marketing and branding. She supports herself doing things that she loves. Sarah seems to have it all figured out. But in 2014, Sarah didn’t have [...]

You Empowered Jackie

March 15th, 2018|Categories: EmBe News, Empowerment, Impact, Women|

Jackie’s story is an unlikely one. A single mother of two, Jackie found herself out of work. This led to some financial hardship, including an outstanding balance to her daughter’s childcare center - EmBe. One day, feeling frustrated by her search for a new job, Jackie received a phone call from EmBe looking to collect on Jackie’s outstanding childcare balance. While it started out as what might be considered [...]

FIRST® LEGO® League teams move on to nationals

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Youth|

Over 350 children have enjoyed building and programming their LEGO Mindstorm robots and learning about the interactions between humans and animals during the past season’s FIRST® LEGO® League Animal AlliesSM theme. Fifty-six teams of 9 to 14 year olds were coached by over 130 volunteers. Qualifying competitions were held in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. During the qualifiers, the teams presented their innovative solutions to problems which occur when [...]

Nominate someone today for Tribute to Women!

January 1st, 2018|Categories: EmBe News, Tribute to Women, Women|

EmBe’s Tribute to Women will celebrate its 45th event this spring, honoring the incredible legacies and achievements in our community. Awards are given out based on nominations sent to EmBe, and winners are not announced until the event. You can send in your nominations through Feb. 23. “When I see nominations open up, I immediately work on thinking of a woman who should be recognized,” says Lucy Albers, senior marketing [...]

Staff Spotlight: Stacy Stahl

December 27th, 2017|Categories: Staff Spotlight|

“Look at what I can be.” You might wonder if that’s Stacy Stahl’s personal mantra or if it’s the underlying theme to the programs she directs at EmBe. The real answer is that it is both. As the Youth Development Director, Stacy has repeatedly shown what she, and her programs can be, by taking on new challenges and roles in her 11 years at EmBe. Before coming to EmBe, [...]

Staff Spotlight: Nancy Fallon

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Staff Spotlight|

“Did I tell you I was a singer too?” With a smile and a sly look in her eye, she pulls out her phone and starts to play a song. It’s a jazzy rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow sung by a strong alto voice and accompanied by piano. By this point, it shouldn’t be a surprise that our Director of School Age Care (SAC), Nancy Fallon, has another [...]

YWCA Mitchell and EmBe to Merge

September 1st, 2017|Categories: EmBe News, Mitchell|

The YWCA Mitchell Board of Directors is casting a new vision to better serve the Mitchell area community by merging together with Sioux Falls based nonprofit, EmBe.  The YWCA of Mitchell has served the community for 97 years, and together with EmBe, has a vision for serving women and families in the community for many more years to come. “We saw an opportunity to give our organization a stronger, [...]

Dress for Success Sioux Falls continues to empower

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Dress for Success, Women|

The last year at Dress for Success Sioux Falls has been remarkable. We are settled into our new building on West 18th Street and are serving more women than ever. In 2016, we served 367 women. In the first quarter of 2017, we have served almost 120 and our projections for the year end keep rising. Our signature programs Women to the Workforce (a nine week workforce development program) [...]

Staff Spotlight: Erin Bosch

November 27th, 2016|Categories: Staff Spotlight|

“Back then we called it bossy, now we call it good leadership skills.” Erin Bosch, Director of Women’s Leadership and Executive Director of Dress for Success Sioux Falls, laughs as she recalls the labels she faced as a strong-willed and empowered young girl. Those same traits that Erin had as a kid, mixed with her ability to take risks and always learn something from them, have set the tone [...]

Programs foster donor growth

September 27th, 2016|Categories: EmBe News, Impact|

EmBe’s continued growth is rooted in programming. Whether it’s the addition of a new school site for our Girls on the Run program, the addition of our Girls’ Makers Day event to expose more girls to STEAM career fields, or the expansion of our Women’s Leadership Program to Rapid City, our programs and the people that champion them, make our growth possible. As this programming continues to grow, we [...]

Aquatics Campaign is Opportunity to Connect to Memories

January 15th, 2016|Categories: Aquatics, Impact|

Aquatics Campaign is Opportunity to Connect to Memories  For almost 60 years the pool at EmBe has been providing memories and experiences for many throughout our community. It is the pool where some of our community leaders learned to swim and where their children and now grandchildren are learning to swim.  It’s the pool that has been training competitive swimmers, lifeguards, instructors, and at one time, even trained synchronized [...]

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