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 128+ year history of advocacy for women and children. Through equity-centered programs and advocacy focused on racial justice, early childhood education, youth and wellness, we create leaders, spark positive change, and improve the health of our community for all.
“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
For over 125 years, YWCA Minneapolis has been working to promote education, equity and health across the communities we serve. Last year alone, our programs helped 640+ children receive high-quality, anti-bias education, 4000+ individuals learn about and combat racial inequities, 1250+ girls and youth become creators of change in their community, and 28,000+ fitness members achieved better health & wellness. Together, we’re creating a roadmap for an equitable Minnesota.
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.
Five years ago, in the summer of 2015, a group of 30 or so eighth grade girls met each other for the first time. They were nervous, excited and a...
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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.