WE ARE YWCA BROOKLYN

 

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


HOME

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

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

Dec
Zumba Fitness with ShapeUP NYC

Saturdays at 12:00 PM…

Jan 20
2018 Women's March with YWCA Brooklyn

11am – 3pm…

Jan 23
Preventing the Trafficking of Youth

6pm – 8pm…

Jan
Body Rock Dance and Fitness with ShapeUP NYC

Monday at 6pm beginning 1/29…

 

 

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YWCA USA is proud to sponsor the Women's March’s Power to the Polls campaign. We believe every woman should have her say. Let’s continue building our power trough civic engagement so we can ensure policies that reflect our values. Learn how to join us at: goo.gl/CCwHzk

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To celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage in New York State, we hosted a special symposium and panel discussion about advancing women's empowerment with alumnae of YW Brooklyn LEAD, our comprehensive college access program, and some of our fiercest local women elected officials.

Thank you to Public Advocate Letitia James; Director of Women's Affairs for Governor Andrew Cuomo, Kelli Owens; New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery; New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo; and New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, for sharing your experiences and your vision for a better future for women and girls.
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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day we're reminding everyone that there is always meaningful work to be done, however big or small, to advance the values we aspire to as a community.

This weekend we're marching in the Women's March on NYC to let the world know we're still working towards the advancement of women's rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, racial equality and dignity and justice for all! #OnAMission

Join the march: marchywcabklyn.eventbrite.com
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