YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Our vision: a thriving, inclusive and just Southeast Wisconsin defined by racial and gender equity as the foundation for healthy communities.
What We Do
We provide economic empowerment and racial justice/gender equity programs that are designed to both inform each other and serve both target populations and the community at large. Given the breadth of the work to be done within economic empowerment and equity, we focus our work and the coalitions we join on the levers that affect social determinants of health - with an emphasis on what affects the well-being of women, women of color especially, and their families. Economic empowerment: adult education, personal financial management, digital competency and confidence, and workforce readiness. Equity: racial justice and gender equity through programs focused both on individual education/training and organizational consulting/coaching with those whose behavior must shift to cause systemic change, e.g., educational organizations, employers, government, and other nonprofits - especially those focused on BIPOC communities.