Social Action and Advocacy are the cornerstones of the YWCA. Since our inception 125 years ago, “service” has been linked to “action.” In communities across the United States, YWCAs continue to work to improve social and economic conditions for all people.
As the nation’s oldest and largest national multicultural women’s movement, YWCA is comprised of more than 300 local associations, regional leadership and a national office in Washington D.C. — who all work together across the nation work to strengthen our voices. YWCA brings first-hand knowledge of how federal-level policies and programs affect women, girls and their families in communities across the country. Historically YWCA has fought for issues such as the abolition of child labor, the eight-hour workday and desegregation.
Today, YWCA carries on our long tradition in social action and advocacy to meet the twin goals of women and girls’ empowerment and racial justice. To join our collective force, please visit YWCA USA’s website and signup for Action Alerts.