YWCA Racial Justice Hub


YWCA USA is committed to investing more deeply in our racial justice efforts. Our vision of building a world where all women and girls are safe and free ignites our collective imagination, guides our organizational practice, and is the constant benchmark towards which we strive.

A Unified Vision
Commit to the Mission
Incorporate explicit anti-racism and social justice educational elements into all program templates and tools
Fund the Mission
Align funding and partnerships to support the network
Deliver the Mission
Provide resources and exemplars to accelerate mission delivery through local programs that contribute to the shared mission outcome measures
Uphold the Mission
Incentivize and support local association delivery on the mission through programs, practices, and operations


Racial Justice Continuum Strategy

YWCA USA will launch a multi-phase National Racial Justice Continuum Strategy that actively centers local association leadership and wisdom to develop a guiding racial justice framework for the network.

Download the Report


Racial Justice Council

A new National Racial Justice Advisory Council will provide racial justice thought leadership and guidance to YWCA USA, ensuring that all local associations and YWCA USA engage in explicit racial justice work to elevate YWCA’s mission.

Read the charter here

BIWOC Leadership Development Cohort
The Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC) Leadership Development Cohort is a 6-month cohort for 50 diverse YWCA women and femmes of color and is open to staff and volunteers, 35 years old and under.