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


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


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

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...
WWV17 2017 Week Without Violence Recap - Week Without Violence is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with YWCAs across the country and around the world. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally. That’s why,...
2017 Empowerment Walk Young Women’s Empowerment Walk - October 11th this year is known as International Day of the Girl Child. Our YW LEADers took to the street and led their second Young Women’s Empowerment Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, drawing visibility to the YWCA mission of eliminating...
YWCA Brooklyn Accepts Award YWCA Brooklyn Wins Association Excellence Award for Women’s Empowerment! -   YWCA USA held their Annual Conference Gala on June 16, 2017. The event, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry celebrates the incredible achievements of extraordinary leaders who serve as role models and provide opportunities and support for women and girls as part of...
Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 11.18.48 AM YW LEADers Win Youth Voice Award - Our YW LEADers were among those honored as recipients of the 2017 Youth Voice Awards, hosted by the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Chosen to receiving funding for their project proposal – No Eye Candy, the YW LEADers will now work toward bringing...

Upcoming Events

Zumba Fitness with ShapeUP NYC

Saturdays at 12:00 PM…

Free ESOL Classes for Women

Weekday & Weekend Classes…

Oct 28
The Miseducation of Black Girls

with The Dinner Table Doc…

Nov 1
How to Write a Successful Business Plan

bocnet Workshop 10AM-12PM…

Nov 1
Money Talks

bocnet Workshop 6PM-8PM…

Nov 9
Savings and Budgeting

bocnet Workshop 10AM-11AM…

Nov 30
Credit 101

bocnet Workshop 10AM-11AM…

Nov 30
Intro to Small Business Credit

bocnet Workshop 6PM-7PM…

Dec 13
How to Write a Successful Business Plan

bocnet Workshop 10AM-12PM…



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We hosted a Metal Works Open House with Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network, Inc. and YWCA Brooklyn where local metal shops had the opportunity to connect entry-level and mid-level metalwork professionals to jobs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our YW LEADers joined the The Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) and allies for a petition launch to end arrests and summons in our schools! Did you know that Black girls are 10.4 times more likely to be arrested and 6.3 times more likely to receive a summons than their white peers? Make the Road New York ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to all that have served and are serving today! #VeteransDay ... See MoreSee Less

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