CHAJUANNA (CJ) GATHERS
Meet our women & youth programs director
CJ Gathers joined YWCA Greater Charleston in March 2022. This 2021 What Women Bring honoree, who holds a bachelor’s degree in religion and philosophy from Benedict College, has long felt especially called to the needs of women.
Prior to joining YWCA Greater Charleston, she founded and began to grow The WE Group, a women’s empowerment group best known for enabling women to come together in healing conversations, in 2017. She also sought to support women in their business endeavors, dreams, visions, and goals by providing a platform on which they could promote and expand their presence.
She also currently serves on the board of Holy City Closet, a nonprofit providing donations of modern and fashionable apparel to victims of domestic violence.
“The mission of YWCA Greater Charleston perfectly aligns with my passion and purpose,” Gathers said. “Our experiences don’t only belong to us, but are to be used for the educating and uplifting of others. I am incredibly excited to be part of YWCA Greater Charleston’s work empowering women and eliminating racism, not only in the Charleston region but across the state and beyond.”
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