Who We Are
Eliminating racism. Empowering women. YWCA’s mission lives in the heart of employees, volunteers and partners and demands a world of equity and human decency. We envision a world of opportunity. We commit ourselves to the work of justice. Every day, we get up and do the work.
Across the valley, we turn on our lights and open our doors to answer the cry for justice. We offer safe rides, meals, and community center activities for seniors enabling them to age in place. We teach women and their families financial independence. We dismantle systemic racism and misogyny, because the future needs all of us.
Our power comes from the women and girls we serve. We are thought leaders. We are fearless movers. We are innovative shakers. We move justice out of our doors and into the power structures that determine the future. Our voices rise together to do the work.
Here, a senior discovers her own power to advocate for her independence. Here, people of color learn to navigate the systems designed to hold them back. Here, a young woman cracks the glass ceiling to achieve the promotion she’s earned. Here, we bear witness to their dignity, and celebrate their victories. They keep our commitment to justice strong, because we know first-hand how much more work we must get up and do.
YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. We will get up and do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: