YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world. Our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
We are a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. Through equity-centered programs and advocacy focused on racial justice, education and wellness, we create leaders, spark positive change, and improve the health of our community for all. Making a Difference. That’s the Difference.™
“We continuously marvel at how much the children and families thrive in YWCA care and how they create a learning environment that is welcoming to all.”
― Zorica Stancevic, YWCA Early Childhood Education Parent
YWCA Minneapolis works to promote education, equity and health across the communities we serve. Last year alone, our programs helped 720+ children receive high-quality, anti-bias education, 5,000+ individuals learn about civic engagement and how to combat racial inequities, 1,250+ girls and youth become creators of change in their community, and 24,200+ fitness members achieve better health and wellness. Together, we’re making a difference.
As an organization, YWCA Minneapolis serves more than 30,000 people every single year — ranging from families seeking group fitness classes to young girls interested in pursuing the fields of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). With your support, we can create an even greater impact in our community and pave the way for a brighter future.
Macalester College News profiled YWCA Minneapolis President and CEO and Mac alumna Shelley Carthen Watson and her journey of political and intellectual engagement throughout her life.
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YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity employer/program provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.