ywca Minneapolis

About Us


Who We Are

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 girls and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. 

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 125-year history of advocacy for women and children. More than 30,000 people in our community are served every year by YWCA Minneapolis, through award-winning programs, classes and workshops. 

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day to achieve:

    •    Race and gender equity
    •    Economic independence for women
    •    Respect for diverse cultures
    •    A place where children and youth thrive
    •    A community that is vibrant and healthy




Happy birthday, YWCA Minneapolis!

This year, YWCA Minneapolis celebrates 125 years of being at the forefront of social justice change focused on racial justice and empowering women.

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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.