YWCA Richmond’s Pat Asch Fellowship for Social Justice invests in a local woman, who is at least 50 years of age, to focus on a deeply personalized, up to 2-year leadership and professional development journey.

What makes this fellowship unique is our emphasis on honoring and recognizing the whole woman.

And, what makes this fellowship powerful is the intimate bonds that form among the fellows.

The Pat Asch Fellowship for Social Justice is more than project: It’s a sisterhood centered on growth, joy, and humanity. Cheryl Groce-Wright, 2015 Pat Asch Fellow, and Sarah McFarland, 2021-2022 Pat Asch Fellow, share about the evolution of their relationship from mentorship to sisterhood.