ywca Minneapolis

YWCA is on a mission


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$50 joiner's fee!

Child Care & Youth

Four-Star, Parent-Aware 
Early Childhood Education

High-Quality, Afterschool
Youth Programs

Racial Justice

Educate, Engage, Empower.

Advancing Racial Equity through Consulting, Training and Public Policy

Our Mission

YWCA Minneapolis actively lives its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

All it takes to make a change is a single spark. YWCA Minneapolis is on a mission, and we're helping members and our families achieve theirs. Our programs inspire and ignite change, creating brighter futures to move our community forward.

Upcoming Events

9th Annual Women’s Triathlon

Each year, more than 1,200 women participate in our race dedicated to celebrating the strength in all women. The YWCA Minneapolis Women's Triathlon is the only all-women and largest sprint triathlon in Minnesota.

August 14, 2016

Our Voices Blog

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  • Students Lead Anti-Bullying March with Girls Inc.
    Students Lead Anti-Bullying March with Girls Inc.

    “I’m nervous to speak out, but I know I need to do it,” said Olivia, as she prepared for her speech for a student-led anti-bullying march at Hiawatha’s Collegiate Prep.

    YWCA Minneapolis and Girls Inc. partnered to provide an enrichment class where 22 girls developed leadership skills, learned about powerful female leaders and created a community action project of their choice. Choosing to focus on bullying, the students executed an anti-bullying march, from the chants, to the advertising and the speeches!

    Jun 27, 2016

    Posted 6/27/16 by Christa Perkins, Director, Girls Inc. at YWCA Minneapolis and Jazmyn Becker, Program Coordinator, Girls Inc. at YWCA Minneapolis | Read More