WE ARE YWCA BROOKLYN

YWCA IS ON A MISSION TO ELIMINATE RACISM, EMPOWER WOMEN, STAND UP FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, HELP FAMILIES AND STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES.

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300 affordable, safe, permanent, individual housing units in a community dedicated to promoting the economic empowerment and quality of life for low income and formerly homeless women

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Advocacy, education, and activism coordinated, facilitated or hosted by staff who are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all

COMMUNITY

30,000 square feet of offices, event space, and meeting and training facilities, newly renovated and conveniently located in downtown Brooklyn, dedicated to strengthening the community’s capacity to promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all

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About YWCA Brooklyn

  1. YWCA Brooklyn is a national network of local service providers and advocates for change, working every day to eliminate racism and empower women. We have been at the forefront of the most critical social movements—from voting rights and civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention and health care reform.

     

Other News

YWCA and American Italian Cancer Foundation provide free mammograms in Downtown Brooklyn for anyone who visited. Early Detection with the Mammogram Van - This month the American-Italian Cancer Foundation‘s Mammogram Van set up shop outside of YWCA Brooklyn to offer no-cost mammograms and clinical breast exams in a friendly, non-intimidating environment. We’re so grateful for their commitment to our community and their important work geared...
IMG_4482-1 Women’s March on NYC 2018 - The 2018 Women’s March on NYC took place on Saturday, January 21st, and presented a unique opportunity for women and allies around the city to come together and continue the march for women’s rights and equality. For the second year...

Upcoming Events

May
Zumba Fitness with ShapeUP NYC

Saturdays at 12:00 PM…

May
Free ESOL Classes for Women

Weekday & Weekend Classes…

May 21
Young Women Choosing Action Celebration

Details to come…

June 8
Passing the Torch Ceremony

Celebrating our graduating YW LEADers…

June 8
Brooklyn Pride

Details to come…

 

 

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17 hours ago

YWCA Brooklyn

Across NYS, 1 in 5 Black boys and 1 in 7 Black girls are suspended from school. In NYC Black students account for a quarter of the population, but almost half of all suspensions #CounselorsNotCopsNY ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

YWCA Brooklyn

School safety means #CounselorsNotCopsNY. We need supportive schools, not prison-like classrooms. New York State Assembly Majority & New York State Senate Democratic Conference pass the Safe and Supportive Schools Bill (S.0767-A.1981)!

NYC Public School Kids on Betsy DeVos' 'School Safety' Commission
These students say Betsy DeVos' new safety policies only make them less safe.
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